A chance to become Jason in your very own Camp Crystal Lake nightmare in official Friday The 13th video game? Hell yeah! Well almost, actually the crowd funding is underway to see that this bit of awesome becomes a reality! Read the full press release and check out some promotional concept material below!
For the first time in more than twenty-five years, Friday the 13th is returning to the video game world. Gun Media and IllFonic, in partnership with Crystal Lake Entertainment, are proud to announce that Friday the 13th: The Game is set to launch next fall, 2016.
Friday the 13th: The Game is an online, asymmetric multiplayer experience where one player will assume the role of Jason Voorhees against seven other players assuming the roles of camp counselors trying to survive the night.
Developed by Gun Media and IllFonic, Friday the 13th: The Game 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 will also let players don the mask of Jason Voorhees 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 Ronnie Hobbs, of Gun Media. “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’s been nearly 30 years since fans have had the opportunity to experience a Friday the 13th video game.” explained Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the Friday the 13th franchise. “Technology has finally reached a level that allows us to produce an experience fans of the franchise deserve. It’s 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 is also excited to announce a Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming game, designed to expand its scope and give backers the ability to be a part of the franchise forever – by claiming special rewards ranging from early access to the game and unlocking various Jasons 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! For more information on how you can be a part of the Friday the 13th legacy, head over to the Kickstarter page.
Friday the 13th: The Game is being developed for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, for release in the fall of 2016.