Legendary Horror Film Character Jason Voorhies Returns in ‘Friday The 13th: The Game’
Fans of Famous Franchise Can Play a Role in Horror History by Supporting the Friday the 13th: The Game’s Kickstarter Page
For the first time in more than 25 years, Friday the 13th will return to the video game world. Gun Media and IllFonic, in partnership with Crystal Lake Entertainment, announced that Friday the 13th: The Game is set to launch during Fall, 2016. View the launch trailer for the game below:
Friday the 13th: The Game is an online, asymmetric multiplayer experience where one player will assume the role of legendary killer “Jason Voorhees” against seven other players assuming the roles of camp counselors trying to survive the night. Friday the 13th: The Game is being developed for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Developers say they will deliver a terrifying combination of features designed to satisfy gamers and fans of the Friday the 13th franchise alike. In addition to bringing the tension and horror of the movies to life, the game also will let players don the mask of Jason for the first time and control all new levels of brutal action.
The development team had earlier collaborated on the unreleased survival horror-themed game Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp, and plans to integrate much of that design into the new Friday the 13th game. “As you can imagine, the conversion from Slasher Vol.1: Summer Camp to Friday the 13th: The Game was a dream come true for our entire team,” explained Gun Media’s Wes Keltner and Ronnie Hobbs, co-creators of the new game. “1v7 asymmetrical multiplayer is a perfect fit for this franchise, and we can’t wait to share our creation with fans across the world.”
“It has been nearly 30 years since fans have had the opportunity to experience a Friday the 13th video game,” said Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the franchise. “Technology has finally reached a level that allows us to produce an experience fans of the franchise deserve. It has always been a dream of mine to let players fully BECOME Jason, and stalk camp counselors across a virtual Crystal Lake. I’m delighted we’re able to bring this fantasy to life!”
The development team behind the new game also is excited to announce a Kickstarter campaign, designed to expand the scope of the game and give backers the ability to become a part of the franchise forever—by claiming special rewards ranging from early access to the game and unlocking various Jason’s from the films, to once-in-a-lifetime access to horror legends, and even claiming a role within the game as one of the counselors. The Kickstarter page is: http://f13game.com/kickstarter/
For a sneak peek at the making of the new game, please watch this video interview with Tom Savini, award-winning makeup FX artist who is considered the “Father” of the Jason Vorhees character, and Ronnie Hobbie, producer with Gun Media: