The last time we saw Jason Voorhees in a video game, he was rocking a purple jumpsuit and a baby blue hockey mask back on the NES. Fans of the series generally consider it one of the worst games ever made, but it has gained a bit of a cult following since its release in 1989. With a new TV series in the works, will we finally witness the masked murderer’s return to the gaming realm? It appears so!
According to an exclusive post at EGM, a brand new Friday the 13th game is in the works for “multiple platforms”, and is scheduled to release in October later this year. Based on the description, it’s similar to the competitive co-op aspect of Evolve; one person controls Jason, while the others control resourceful camp counselors.
“Currently in development, Friday the 13th will reportedly be an asymmetrical, co-operative and competitive multiplayer predator/prey horror experience that pits a small group of resourceful survivors against a single player in control of the immortal, relentless slasher icon.”
The game’s lore will not only follow that of the classic films in the series, but also the upcoming television series of the same name. With any luck, we’ll be running around as potato-sack Jason from Part 2, or mutant zombie monster Jason from Part 6. Hell, I just hope we get the Easter Slipknot getup from the NES release as free costume DLC!
According to the article, an “experienced studio” is behind Friday the 13th, and more information will be announced in the coming weeks. The lack of publicity this close to release is definitely reason to worry, but with the NES game setting the bar pretty low, it’s safe to assume it’ll be somewhat better. Right?
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