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.”
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.