And there’s a chance it’s going to be better than the 1989 NES game, too.
EGM got the word earlier today that Jason Voorhees will return to the world of video games for the first time in over 25 years. Awesome. 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. Who wouldn’t play this game?
Right now the game is tentatively titled FRIDAY THE 13TH, and it’s in development for multiple platforms for a release this year in October; I'll believe that when I see it. According to the site, the game’s lore will not only reference elements from the classic film franchise, but also incorporate content and themes from the upcoming “Friday the 13th” television series.
“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,” explains Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the original film that is credited by many as the genesis of the slasher/horror genre. “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.”