The hockey mask is synonymous with two things. Old school netminding vets like Johnny Bower or- in the case of most people outside the Great White North- the unstoppable, machete-wielding, flayer of horney teens, Jason Voorhees! Well, it isn’t Halloween so why am I talking about the spectre of Camp Crystal Lake? Because it looks like everyone’s favourite psycho’s getting a comeback!
According to EGM, there’s currently a new Friday the 13th game in development for multiple platforms, which is set to release in- and the marketing team truly deserves a pat on the back for this- October. 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.”
Needless to say, this sounds rad! For those die hard fans out there, the lore of the game will reference elements from the seminal slasher classics, as well as sprinkling in 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 blood soaked franchise. “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.”
Cunningham has also hinted that the game is being developed by an experienced game studio, who will be named in the coming weeks.
If I get to stab a digital Kevin Bacon or press R2 to quizzically tilt my head before embedding my machete into a pot smoking jock, this game has already received my Game of the Year nomination.