While most of us seem to have survived last week’s Friday the 13th in one piece, it’s a well known fact that the denizens of the slasher film universe named after that infamous date are rarely as lucky. For decades, hormonal teens have fled the machete-wielding Jason Voorhees as he stalked his way across the grounds of Camp Crystal Lake, Manhattan — and sometimes, even outer space (in “Jason X,” at least). As new footage from “Friday the 13th: The Game” shows, these virtual campers aren’t going to have it any easier than their live-action counterparts.
Appropriately, Gun Media released an in-game teaser last Friday, and it details a few of the many advantages Jason has over the unfortunate adolescents. Most notably is an ability where Jason seems to “fast forward” through the game’s maps in order to catch up to fleeing targets. The video above also includes Jason’s design from “Part 6” of the series, as well as The Misfits’ “Friday the 13th” anthem.
As viewers can see, the gameplay seems pretty authentic to the gore-splattered B-movies that inspired it. With the thumbs-up and involvement from Sean Cunningham (the first film’s director), special FX guru Tom Savini and longtime Jason actor Kane Hodder, it’s looking like “Friday the 13th: The Game” could be more entertaining than some of the weaker entries in the film series.
“Friday the 13th: The Game” is now available for pre-order. Gun Media’s game adaptation is currently in beta and aims for an early 2017 release.
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