Horror fans have forever been chomping at the bit for a proper Friday the 13th video game. When Sean S. Cunningham’s blockbuster slasher franchise took over cinemas in the early-’80s, Nintendo/LJN tried their hand at the series, only to churn out arguably the worst title to ever hit the Nintendo Entertainment System.
That’s all in the past now thanks to Gun Media. Fueled by a rabid Kickstarter campaign, the developers culled together a dynamite creative team, tagging Tom Savini as Executive Producer/Cinematography, Jason Voorhees himself Kane Hodder for motion capture work, and longtime veteran composer Harry Manfredini.
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“Every aspect of Friday the 13th: The Game is drawn straight from movies you know and love,” the game’s official website notes. “We’ve carefully crafted this world to remind you of everything you remember about Friday the 13th, right down to the visual fidelity of the ’80s. This is exactly how you remember it.”
They’re not kidding. Gameplay footage surfaced out of E3 this morning, and the results are both stunning and horrifying. Players have the option to hunt counselors as Jason Voorhees, or evade the machete-wielding maniac as one of the unlucky visitors. Watching him stalk the dark forest … it’s unsettling.
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Fans will no doubt revel in the fact that the developers didn’t just toss out any old campsite, either. No, they actually went out of their way to recreate various locales from the expansive series with painstakingly detail. For instance, in this particular clip, you can see the Higgin’s Haven from Friday the 13th Part III.
Watch above and pre-order here. The game is expected to hits stores October for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.