Per EGM, the Friday the 13th franchise will get some new life breathed into it with a brand new video game. This marks the first Friday the 13th video game in over 25 years since the release of Friday the 13th for the old NES console.
The new game will reportedly be an asymmetrical, co-operative and competitive multiplayer game with a predator/prey horror experience. In the game, a small group of survivors is pitted against slasher horror movie icon Jason Voorhees. One wonders if that entails one player getting to play as Voorhees as a boss-type character. The concept sounds like it could play similar to Turtle Rock Studios’ Evolve in that you have a team of various resourceful individuals being matched up against a monster. One players gets to play as the monster, and the rest as the individual team members.
In addition, the new Friday the 13th game will reportedly incorporate content and themes from a new television series based on the franchise that is currently in the works. However, for fans of the classic films, the game will use elements from the older movies as well. So, could Freddy become an unlockable character?
Sean S. Cunningham, who wrote, directed and produced the 1980 original film, spoke on the announcement of the game, saying: “With a new television series on the horizon and plans announced for the thirteenth installment 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. 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.”
Cunningham reportedly hinted that an existing and experienced game development studio is handling the development for the title. The developer for the game and release details will be announced at a later date.