Friday the 13th Game Adding New Map From '80s Movies, Brutal New Execution Confirmed
Higgins Haven map and "Door Kill" confirmed.
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[UPDATE] The videos shown during the PAX panel have now been posted online. You can see them below. The first showcases the game's stealth elements, while the second focuses on the brutal "Door Kill." Also on display is the game's new Higgins Haven environment.
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Today during a panel at PAX East, the developers of Friday the 13th: The Game announced that the crowdfunded game is adding a new map based on the Higgins Haven property. This location, which set set on the shores of Crystal Lake, was seen in the movies Friday the 13th: Part III (1982) and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984).
A video for the new Higgins Haven map was shown during the panel today. It also revealed a new execution in which Jason slams a camper's head into a door until they die. It's called a "Door Kill." We will post the video here once it becomes available.
For now, you can check out this post to learn more about Friday the 13th: The Game's other executions.
Friday the 13th: The Game began its life as a game called Slasher Vol 1: Summer Camp before the Friday the 13th franchise's rights-holders, including Sean Cunningham, contacted developer Gun Media. The rights were given to Gun Media for free, and the game eventually morphed into a full-blown Friday the 13th title.
It's a multiplayer game where one person plays as Jason, while the others take on the role of campers. Some of the archetypes for characters include "the girl next door" and "the jock," among others.
Friday the 13th: The Game is tentatively scheduled to launch in October 2016 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For more on the game, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter, read GameSpot's previous coverage.
Also during the panel today, developers confirmed that you should not expect any content from Freddy vs. Jason to show up in the game. The team does not have the necessary license. The developers also confirmed that Friday the 13th: The Game is not set in any distinct time period from the franchise.
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