Xbox Store Today: Friday the 13th, Rime, World Heroes 2

Three new games were added to the Xbox Games Store today, and one of them is sure to make fans of 80s slasher movies very happy…

It’s a bit surprising, but Jason Voorhees has only appeared in a handful of games since his theatrical debut in 1981. But Gun Media and Illfonic have been working hard to change that with Friday the 13th: The Game, which is now available to download for the Xbox One. Featuring contributions from creator Sean Cunningham, composer Harry Manfredini, and special effects artist Tom Savini, Friday the 13th: The Game is a multiplayer game that gives Jason’s machete to one player, and casts the rest as camp counselors hoping to survive the night (spoiler alert… they probably won’t).

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Rime, the new puzzle platformer from Tequila Works. Taking place on a “beautiful yet rugged world,” Rime stars a young boy who is forced to explore a mysterious island if he ever hopes to return home.

Finally this week, Hamster Corporation is back with another NeoGeo re-release. This time, they’re bringing World Heroes 2, a fighting game originally released in 1993, to the Xbox One.

You can learn more about all of these games after the break.

Xbox One Games

Friday the 13th: The Game
For the first time ever, you will have the opportunity to play as Jason Voorhees, the most famous killer in horror. Stalk your prey, ambush them whenever you see fit and strike fear in the hearts of so many hapless victims as you become the legend himself! Friday the 13th: The Game will include a variety of kills, new and familiar, that will help you set the tone for the Jason Voorhees that you want to be. You’ll even get to unlock various Jason incarnations from the movies as well as an entirely new design, straight from horror effects legend Tom Savini that has never before been seen!

Rime
A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful yet rugged world of Rime, a single-player puzzle adventure. In Rime, you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. You see wild animals, long-forgotten ruins and a massive tower that beckons you to come closer. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower’s peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.

World Heroes 2
World Heroes 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne. Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back.”

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