Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game clips show the special skills of killers Johnny and Sissy

Gameplay clips from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game shows the special skills that can be used by killer characters Johnny and Sissy

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game from Gun Interactive and Sumo Nottingham is set to be released for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on August 18th. The perfect date, since director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (watch it HERE) was set on August 18, 1973. The social media profiles for the game have given us the heads-up that outlets are going to start taking pre-orders for physical copies of the game soon (for the suggested price of $39.99) – and they have also posted clips of gameplay that show us the special skills that can be used by the killer characters Johnny and Sissy.

While the game features the homicidal characters from the original Chainsaw film (The Hitch-Hiker, The Cook, and Leatherface), newly created characters Johnny and Sissy were also added into the mix to give players more options.

Matches of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game will pit 4 victim characters against 3 killer characters. The story of the game has the following set-up: When Maria Flores went missing, and local law enforcement seemed to stall out in their search, her younger sister Ana teamed up with some of Maria’s friends from college to pick up the trail. The game takes place before the events of the original film.

The mo-cap performers included genre icon Kane Hodder (who did stunt work on Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III) as Leatherface, Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs) as The Hitch-hiker; Troy Burgess (Swedish Dicks) as The Cook; Kristina Klebe (Don’t Kill It) as new killer character Sissy; Dove Meir (Dig) as new killer character Johnny; Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), doing the mo-cap for all of the female victim characters; and Hunter C. Smith (Lucky), doing the mo-cap for all of the male victim characters. Although Whalen is doing the mo-cap for the Hitch-hiker, Edwin Neal, who played the character in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is providing his voice for the game. It has been said that Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night) is also in the game’s cast. You can find out more about the killer characters at THIS LINK and the victim characters HERE.

Are you looking forward to playing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game? Will you be playing as Johnny and/or Sissy, or will you be sticking with the classic characters from the movie? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Here are those gameplay clips that show Johnny and Sissy in action:

Source: TXChainSawGame

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