After being delayed and pushed further to a later date, the video game version of one of the most iconic characters in horror films finally has a launch date.
In an announcement by game developer Gun Media, published on Kickstarter, "Friday the 13th: The Game" will be officially launched on May 26, and it will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for a price tag of $40. Only the digital game's multiplayer mode will be available on launch date, according to a report from Gamespot.
Gun Media also made it clear that they heard fans' clamor for a single player mode and offline play options. "Friday the 13th: The Game will feature the multiplayer experience that we've been building to date; but we're also announcing that we're adding a single player experience and the inclusion of AI bots!!!," the announcement read. "We've heard it from many fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our own Forums, Reddit, in person at various conventions," it went on to say.
Furthermore, they also confirmed that the inclusion of the AI was one of the main reasons for the game's release date delay, which is now scheduled for spring of this year. "Gun Media and IllFonic will use the time to lay down the groundwork for the single player experience while continuing development of the multiplayer portion with additional content," Gun Media explained.
Apart from the AI, they also confirmed that "Friday the 13th protagonist Tommy Jarvis will become one of the game's playable characters. In addition, they also announced Packanack Lodge as the game's third playable map, which can be experienced in the multiplayer mode. "Fans can return to the scenes of Friday the 13th: Part 2 and play out their own horror movies in legendary film locations," they added.
During the PAX East 2017 last month, Gun Media released a trailer for the third-person horror survival game, showcasing some of the most gruesome ways the masked monster, Jason Voorhees, executed campers. Incidentally, the model used for creating the character Jason in the game was based on the "Jason Goes to Hell" film.