The Friday the 13th movie franchise is certainly steeped in lore, with 11 original movies, the 2009 remake and yet another reboot that is currently in development. While we wait for more details on the latest movie incarnation, the team at Gun Media has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Friday the 13th: The Game to life. Gun Media has teamed up with Kane Hodder, who played 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), makeup effects artist Tom Savini and the franchise's co-creator, Sean S. Cunningham, for this new game. Take a look at the official description below, which reveals that fans will get to play as Jason.
"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. We want you to know we're revitalizing the golden era of slashers, and putting you 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. This will be the ultimate asymmetrical horror experience unlike anything you've seen - a title we're proud to introduce that is worthy of the name Friday the 13th."
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, where fans can play as either Jason Voorhees or the seven camp counselors, 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.
The Kickstarer campaign launched today, and will end on November 13, which fittingly falls on a Friday. The project has already raised over $89,000 in its first day, with a funding goal of $700,000. The rewards packages range from a $5 donation that includes a Digital Wallpaper pack, while $40 gets you exclusive PC Beta access, plus a digital download key for the game on either PC, XBox or PS4 formats. For fans who have a bit more money to spend, a $400 donation will get you a physical copy of the game on PC, XBox or PS4, and you will be "immortalized" in the camp counselor database. You can also play the game with a Kickstarter exclusive version of Jason designed by Tom Savini, which includes a special weapon. For the ultimate high-roller, you can spend $10,000 to be part of the actual game as one of the playable camp counselors, and attend the launch party.
All of the rewards have an estimated delivery date of October 2016, so that could mean that the game will be released around that same time. In addition to the trailer, we also have a number of photos from this highly-anticipated game below, and stay tuned for more updates on Friday the 13th. If you want to donate, you can visit the https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/613356213/friday-the-13th-the-game?ref=nav_search|Kickstarter page for more information on the rewards and much more. Are you looking forward to a Friday the 13th game where you can play as Jason?