It has been a long time since the machete-wielding, hockey mask-wearing madman Jason Voorhees has appeared in video games. Since 1989 actually, so it is quite a surprise to see him returning to our consoles and PCs. The news came about by EGM who had the chance to get the concept of the game from Crystal Lake Entertainment.
“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,” explained horror mastermind Sean S. Cunningham, writer and director of the original film. “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.”
The game is planned to be an asymmetrical game with both a competitive and cooperative multiplayer experience as a small group of Crystal Lake bystanders face-off against the infamous slasher. This could be considered similar to the set-up of the upcoming game Evolve or something like Left 4 Dead in a more condensed fashion, but perhaps featuring more of a suspense element rather than charging horde elements.
The game is currently in development according to Crystal Lake Entertainment, but it is unknown what studio is developing it. Cunningham assured us it is an experienced studio though.
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