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Friday the 13th: The Game Going Physical After Brisk Sales

Getting physical with Jason in Friday the 13th can only end well.

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Friday the 13th: The Game has sold an impressive 1.8 million copies across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, Illfonic has revealed. That success inspired publisher Gun Media to announce a physical release in North America.

Due to arrive this October on Friday the 13th, the game is already available for preorder on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with an MSRP of $39.99.

In Friday the 13th, one person becomes Jason Vorhees and the other players in the match try to kill him so they can survive their camp experience and grow up to become soccer moms and ad executives. Their life expectancy isn’t all that great, though, because Jason is every bit the fearsome killer you remember from the popular films.

The multiplayer survival game was popular almost the moment it launched, though there were a lot of twists and turns on the way to reaching that point. Friday the 13th: The Game actually began development as a project called Summer Camp, until Illfonic secured the license and launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure the funding necessary to complete its development.

If you’re not interested in a physical version of the title, or you just can’t wait to visit Camp Crystal Lake and show Jason who’s boss, you can currently download Friday the 13th: The Game on Steam, PlayStation Network, or Xbox Live, also for $39.99. Maybe you’ll even make it through the night.

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    August 3, 2017 11:21 AM

    Jason Venter posted a new article, Friday the 13th: The Game Going Physical After Brisk Sales

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      August 3, 2017 11:28 AM

      the shack called this one wrong. i know quite a few people who still play this practically nightly even after having it since launch.

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        August 3, 2017 12:13 PM

        That was before my time. I could have told the team that any game involving some guy named Jason can't be all bad!

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        August 3, 2017 12:56 PM

        it's a lot of fun. probably even more if you like the series. after they patched at least on PC it rarely crashes. there are some bugs still but I play at least a round or two every day usually more.

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      August 3, 2017 12:02 PM

      I love this game but it's hard to find people to play with on PS4 :(