I remember first hearing about Friday the 13th: The Game way back in October of 2015 as a humble Kickstarter asking for a mere $700,000 to be funded. It seemed like a lofty goal. Friday the 13th was a brand that hadn’t been done justice in cinemas in a long while. It’s also been a no show on the video game front since 1989. The Kickstarter slowly reached its goal, as of now the game has earned $1,047,626.70. An amount that allowed them to include several stretch goals like extra counselors. People, myself included, were clearly interested in the direction the folks at Illfonic and Gun Media were taking the game.
The rest of the article will contain graphic and possibly upsetting imagery. If you aren’t a fan of the horror genre or grisly, gory deaths, you should turn away now. For the rest of you, lets check out what’s happening at Camp Crystal Lake.
The most recent trailer to come out of PAX West 2016 is a showcase of Jason Vorhees stalking the grounds and viciously slaying the unsuspecting counselors. There seems to be no shortage of ways to dispatch them either.
The sound effects do an amazing job of adding realism to the over-the-top kills. Blades exit bodies with a sickening pop. Bones snap and crunch as Jason crushes victims with his bare hands. Flesh sizzles and crackles in the flames of a fire place.
The developers of Friday the 13th: The Game describe it as such:
“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.”
The way the game plays sounds very interesting as well. As the counselors you will have the ability to work together, go it alone, or use others as bait as you try to make your escape from the once pristine summer camp. Meanwhile the person playing Jason will hunt you and six other players using his brute strength, the environment, and all manner of sharp objects to dispatch you.
You can watch the most recent trailer straight from PAX West 2016 below. Be sure to check out the game’s site as well. There is a ton of info on the game. Plus it will give you insight on the game’s passionate team of developers. A list that includes: Tom Savini who is an award-winning makeup artist that worked on Friday the 13th in the past, Kane Hodder who played Jason in four of the films, and Randy Greenback who did work on games like Ratchet and Clank. Just to name a few of the amazing talents behind this game.
The team is dedicated to providing us with the most authentic 80s slasher game in Friday the 13th: The game. The song “XIII” played in the above trailer is a straight call back to 80s rock. Even the style of the game screams 80s. Friday the 13th: The Game has an expected delivery date of October 2016. It will be on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.
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