For the first time in over 25 years, Jason Voorhees is returning to the video game world. Gun Media and IllFonic, in partnership with Crystal Lake Entertainment, will release Friday the 13th: The Game in Fall 2016.
You may recall hearing about Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp, a survival horror game that was an unabashed tribute to Friday the 13th. The game was cancelled, but for good reason: its developers are integrating it into the official Friday the 13th video game.
A Kickstarter has launched in support of the project. While the game will happen either way, a successful campaign will expand its scope and give backers the ability to be a part of it - literally.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person horror, survival game where players take on the role of a teen counselor, or for the first time ever, Jason Voorhees. You and six other unlucky souls will do everything possible to escape and survive while the most well-known killer in the world tracks you down and brutally slaughters you.
The game includes Friday the 13th special effects artsit Tom Savini as executive producer/cinematographer, series composer Harry Manfredini providing the soundtrack, and fan-favorite Jason Voorhees actor Kane Hodder doing motion capture.
Friday the 13th: The Game is being developed for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Those are official (pre-alpha) screenshots above, and I think it’s safe to say that the creative team has done a great job capturing the feel of the franchise.
Read on to watch the official launch trailer and to see what Friday the 13th director/creator Sean S. Cunningham has to say about the game.