October 13th may not be a Friday, but it’s certainly unlucky for fans eagerly awaiting the release of Friday the 13th: The Game. After a successful Kickstarter campaign raised nearly a million dollars, Friday the 13th developers Gun Media have decided to stall the game’s release. The delay is for a legitimate reason, as a single-player campaign will now be added alongside the game’s pre-existing multiplayer setup.
Originally slated for a fall 2016 release window, the release date has been updated to spring of 2017. Other content is being added to Friday the 13th including AI bots, Tommy Jarvis as a playable character, and the inclusion of Packanack Lodge as a playable map.
Kickstarter backers who may be disappointed with the delay should note that a closed beta for Friday the 13th will occur later this year. Certain Kickstarter backers will receive early access, along with additional keys they can share with friends in order to test out Friday the 13th’s multiplayer component.
Spring of 2017 will see the release of the game’s multiplayer component, Tommy Jarvis, and Packanack Lodge map. Following this release, the game’s single-player including AI bots will be released in the summer of 2017, though it may come at an additional cost. If you pre-order Friday the 13th you will receive the single-player free of charge. After October 13th, Friday the 13th’s pre-order price will be $40 digital download or $60
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