Last year, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for an innovative new video game set within the iconic Friday the 13th franchise. We've already seen a few sneak peeks of Friday the 13th: The Game, but with the release set for sometime this fall, today we have the first full trailer with gameplay footage. Fans can see how to control the iconic Jason Voorhees in this exciting game, which will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this fall.
Friday the 13th: The Game comes from the team at Gun Media, who released this new trailer on YouTube. Gun Media has teamed up with Kane Hodder, who played /friday-13th-video-game-clips-jason-kills/Jason Voorhees four times on the big screen (Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday and Jason X), along with makeup effects artist Tom Savini and the franchise's co-creator, Sean S. Cunningham, for this new interactive thriller. For the first time ever, fans will get to become iconic slasher Jason Voorhees and hunt camp counsolers.
Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer title where one player controls Jason Voorhees while the remaining seven control camp counselors trying to survive the night. That's right...1v7 multiplayer set in the semi-open world of Camp Crystal Lake! It's a classic horror fan's dream, no shaky cam, no found footage. This game aims to revitalize the golden era of slashers, putting fans at the controls of each horrific, blood-splattered moment. Friday the 13th is the definition of horror to the millions of fans around the world. A masked killer going after the young and vulnerable; it grabs our attention, it frightens us, and yet we all come back for more. Friday the 13th: The Game will give you the feeling of horror and dread that you expect from Jason Voorhees.
Kane Hodder will provide the motion capture work for Jason Voorhees, with Tom Savini executive producing and providing cinematography, while Harry Manfredini will provide the score. The Gun Media team was originally planning on making a Friday the 13th game entitled Summer Camp, but their plans were expanded once Sean S. Cunningham came on board and granted them the video game license. There will be several different gameplay options, and fans will even get to create their own movie trailer based on the games they play. The iconic character Tommy Jarvis, played by Corey Feldman in Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter, will also return as an in-game guide for the player.
It's also worth noting that Paramount is slowly developing a new reboot of the Friday the 13th franchise, which will reportedly be set in the 1980s and introduce fans to Jason's family, including his father, Elias Voorhees. Paramount has set a January 13, 2017 release date for this new movie, but since no cast members have been announced, and we don't know when production will begin, that date may be pushed. While we wait for more on this horror reboot, take a look at the first gameplay trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game.