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Friday the 13th to get “Hitman” inspired single player Challenge mode

When launched, the Friday the 13th game achieved a cult following, as the multiplayer only horror game featured some gruesome ways for Jason to kill his opponents. But, there wasn’t much to do if you were a single player apart from practice against AI controlled campers. That’s all set to change as developer Illfonic have announced plans to introduce a “Hitman” inspired single player mode to the game, called Challenges. Warning, the video below shows some of those gruesome kills and is definitely not one for the squeamish.

In a recent blog post (which can be found here), the developer stated that “The challenges could be as simple as “Kill everyone”, but then you might find a challenge that asks you to locate a specific counselor and kill them first. Or perhaps kill someone a specific way or with a specific weapon.”

They also directly referenced the comparison with Hitman, “That’s the approach we took with challenges. There’s a certain, very popular game, with a bald protagonist in a suit with a barcode on his neck. Yeah, that one. If you played that game, you kinda see the direction we’re going with Challenges. Except you’re not an elite special agent…you’re Jason.”

Although I must admit that Friday the 13th has passed me by, this new mode looks perfect for me, and now is probably the time I will make that purchase.


Friday the 13th Game Release Date Announced

The long awaited game adaption of the Friday the 13th film franchise has finally got a release date of 26th May 2017.

The game, from Gun Media and Illfonic is initially a multiplayer game only, with a single player campaign to follow later this year.  8 players will compete, 1 in control of the iconic Jason Voorhees and 7 as the Crystal Lake campers who are trying to survive the night.  Friday the 13th game was initially a Kickstarter project, and has the involvment of original Friday the 13th director Sean Cunningham,  horror movie makeup effects legend Tom Savini,  and the original Jason, Kane Hodder starring as Jason.

Needless to say, an 18 age rating is expected!

More details of the game can be found on the Kickstarter page here.