‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ release date, news & update: Multiplayer the main focus; Take a sneak-peek into the game’s violent world

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Friday the 13th: The Game
“Friday the 13th: The Game” is undoubtedly one of gaming world’s most-horrific tales, and the game is soon coming to a console for fans to experience the horror to the fullest. Gun Media recently released a trailer, providing a sneak peek into the game’s violence-filled, bloody world. Facebook/Friday the 13th: The Game

“Friday the 13th: The Game” is undoubtedly one of gaming world’s most-horrific tales, and it is coming soon to a console for fans to experience horror at its fullest. Gun Media recently released a trailer, providing a sneak peek into the game’s bloody, violence-filled world. The video surely lives up to the game’s gory reputation. [Watch the videos below.]

The release date of the game has been reportedly pushed back to add some features requested by fans. The new features include a single-player experience, a playable game map of Crystal Lake's Packanack Lodge setting, Tommy Jarvis as a playable character, artificial intelligence (AI) bots, “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” “A New Beginning” and “Jason Lives,” writes AP. Tom Savini, the horror movie icon who was part of the original “Friday the 13th” film, will be executive producing the game, and will also act as a cinematographer.

As already mentioned, “Friday the 13th: The Game” does not have a release date yet, though it will be released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4). For the first time ever, players will be able to play as Jason Voorhees, the most dreaded killer. The game will include a variety of new as well as known skills. Players will also be treated to two new designs never seen earlier. They will also be allowed to unlock various Jason incarnations from the movie franchise. Multiplayer is the primary focus of the game, reveals the official website.

The way the game unfolds depends entirely on the player, who can choose to either hide from Jason or work together as a team to escape. The player, as well as the counsellors, will have the chance to take on Jason. However, nothing is certain and no one is safe. Players will take on the role of a teen counsellor. He, along with six other “unlucky souls,” will have to escape and survive or be brutally slaughtered. GameSpot has reported that gory violence is unavoidable in the game because of its theme.

Co-creator and designer Ronnie Hobbs and executive producer Randy Greenback recently spoke to the publication to settle few criticisms once and for all. There have been a bit of a backlash as regards the violence portrayed in the game.

“Pleasing the hardcore fans is actually pretty easy for us. It's convincing the rest of the world that this multiplayer experience where you have this killer who is a man, seemingly--even before he's dead in the films, he's a grown man--he's vicious, and he's doing bad things to 20-something-year-old camp counsellors or counsellor leads. That's the image that people can't get over. He does brutal things to people who may be kind of innocent, just like [in] the films. We couldn't stray from that,” Hobbs said.

Here are the latest “Friday the 13th: The Game” videos from Gun Media. Watch PAX East 2017 Panel: "Killer" Trailer and Savini-Skin Reveal here.

 

Source: YouTube/Gun Media

 

Source: YouTube/Gun Media

 

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