Friday The 13th Evolves Into A New Game

The last time iconic horror character Jason Voorhees featured in a videogame was on the NES back in 1989 but now he is returning form the dead (he does that a lot) and returning to consoles to bring gory fun to a new generation.

“With a new television series on the horizon and plans announced for the thirteenth instalment of the film franchise, we felt the timing was right to finally explore Jason, Camp Crystal Lake, and the rest of the Friday the 13th story in interactive form,” said Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the original film.  “We have some exciting new ideas for a game that supplies plenty of replay value, while delivering the kinds of thrills and scares that fans of the franchise have come to expect.”

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The new game will feature call backs to the many films of the series and will also include elements taken from the forthcoming TV show.  The title is said to be in the hands of an experienced developer and coming to multiple platforms, it will be an symmetrical co-operative title in which one player takes the role of Jason and another team of players will be his potential victims.

Source: EGMNow

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9 Comments

  1. Loads of potential. I am interested to see all the ways they screw this up.

  2. Not Jason Vorhees himself, but there was a homage to him in the first Dead Island game in that you could find a secret survivor (at least I think he is classed as a survivor even though hostile?) called Jason – complete with hockey mask & machete – Who was quite a bit more powerful than other enemies & would instantly attack you upon sight/knowledge of your presence.

    • There was a really good Namco game, Splatterhouse, which was a guy in a mask running about murdering things. That was fab.

      • Splatterhouse is a fun game, I still have that in my possession xD
        And I loved that Jason in Dead Island game it was great to see him in the game :)

      • Oh yes, really must get back to Splatterhouse at some point, it was pretty damn good – Although, that would mean not playing Destiny for a bit, which I am not entirely sure I am ready to do yet.

        Seriously is a bit like crack to me (at least I assume!) – I wonder if I would get the shakes if I didn’t play for a period of time?

  3. Really hope this turns out great..loads of potential as stated alreadu

  4. The least interesting of the big ’80s horror films with too many sequels. This isn’t going to end well, is it?

    I hope you can press X to Jason though.

  5. Oh YES! *KI KI KI MA MA MA*
    I am a huge fan of Jason Voorhees and would love to play the game

  6. I expect it will be released during the season of Sam Hain – unless we can press Jason to exit his game plans.

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