*Updated with the official press release.* For many gamers, this has been the summer of the slasher. Ever since Gun Media and IllFonic unleashed the downloadable version of Friday the 13th: The Game, horror fans have been able to play as camp counselors and the fierce force hunting them down, Jason Voorhees. While the downloadable version has been available since May, Gun Media and IllFonic will keep the Crystal Lake spirit alive with the release of the game's physical edition on Friday, October 13th, and a new launch trailer promises more carnage to come.
Press Release: Lexington, KY -- August 2nd, 2017 -- Friday the 13th: The Game has surpassed 1.8M unit sales since launch to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam, it can be announced. Gun Media and IllFonic are also happy to reveal that Friday the 13th: The Game will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to most major retailers as a physical disc on Friday the 13th, this October.
"It's been a long two months from our team here at Gun and IllFonic,' says Wes Keltner, Gun Media studio head. 'We have had an incredibly supportive and dedicated community since we launched, and while things haven't been completely smooth we definitely feel confident moving forward. The team has grown and we are committed as we work to add more content, more kills, more to do and of course the single player component to the game.'
'This game started as a dream and was supported by over 55,000 backers and has since become something larger. We have increased our staff, we're squashing bugs and working with two third party teams to ensure the future of this game in all of it's gory glory. Jason definitely lives, and it's been an honor bringing him to fans, new and old."
The long-awaited physical retail version will launch on Friday the 13th, this October at most major retailers. It will feature an exclusive free Bloody Jason skin variant for all playable Jason versions in the game, as well as a free clothing pack for all playable camp counselors.
The game retails for $39.99USD both for digital and physical versions.
About Gun: Based in Kentucky, Gun Media is a publisher of interactive entertainment comprised of industry veterans with unique and complementary backgrounds. The mission of Gun is to build fresh and exciting interactive experiences for a wide range of platforms and gamers. The team shares a vision that game development is not just the creation of a product, but the blending of art, design, and technology to produce an experience that engages and entertains players from all over the world.
About IllFonic: IIllFonic is committed to delivering AAA games digitally to consoles and PC at an affordable price. IllFonic utilizes many avenues in pop culture to cross brand its products in film, television, sports, music, and clothing. With a studio in downtown Denver, IllFonic has built a team of artists, developers, producers, and musicians that believe providing fun game-play means conveying the highest level of visual awe, an immersive environment and a sick soundtrack.
FRIDAY THE 13TH and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © New Line Productions, Inc. and Horror, Inc. (to the extent of their interests).
"Gun Media and IllFonic are happy to finally announce the launch of our physical edition to Xbox One, PS4 and Steam this Friday the 13th in October for $39.99!
Included: Exclusive free Bloody Jason Skin for all playable Jasons and a free pack of clothing for each of the playable camp counselors.
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