Although Paramount cancelled the reboot of the 1980 classic Friday the 13th, in 2017 we are not going to be orphans of massacres commited by Jason Voorhees. Because the videogame based on the most celebrated slasher saga (with the permission of Michael Myers and the Halloween series) is going to see the light this year. Having the blessing of original creator Sean S. Cunningham and knowing that Tom Savini takes the role of executive producer, we all fans can’t expect nothing but a true horror nightmare bloodbath.
Initially announced as “Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp”, and developed by Gun Media and Illfonic, Friday the 13th: The Game was funded through Kickstarter back in 2015. In the game, players will have the chance to choose between two modalities, multiplayer so one player chooses to be Jason and the rest are the counselors running away from a fatal end, or single player with bots taking the rest of the characters. A cool feature of the game is that Jason has a long range of skins to have the most deadly feeling as possible, going through several masks from all the movies from the franchise, including the bag head in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) or the demonic looks from Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993).
But these are not the only references to the movies. Besides being executive producer, Tom Savini is also in charge of design Jason, as well as leading the special effects team for the videogame. Kane Hodder returns as well to reprise his role of Jason Voorhees, and Thom Mathews is Tommy Jarvis one more time (as he was in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)).
You can check out some extra specs from the game as well as a little clip with the deaths in the game in the montage the people from Bloody-Disgusting.com made. And if you are not convinced yet that this could be one of the top horror video games of the year, check out this trailer and shut up:
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