‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ Will Terrorize Fans Next Month

Jason Voorhees is a well-known figure in horror films, but he’s about to invade another realm: video games. The successfully crowdfunded Friday the 13th: The Game is nearing completion, and its launch date has just been announced.


Starting life as a pitch on Kickstarter, the game adaptation exceeded its funding goal. Randy Greenback, Gun Media and IllFonic have announced their project’s release date: May 26. It will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

In terms of its gameplay, Friday the 13th: The Game is predominantly a multiplayer title. Specifically, it’s billed as “a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer title.” Camp Crystal Lake is the setting, and players will assume the role of Jason or one of seven counselors.

Jason, as expected, has an arsenal of tools at his disposal, plus several innovative ways to perform his killings. Conversely, the counselors can flee or, with teamwork and ingenuity, have the potential to slay their would-be murderer. Plus, fan-favorite hero Tommy Jarvis can appear in the game.

Furthermore, a single-player mode will be added in a future update. Here, players automatically assume the role of Jason, and exert his terror in a first-person perspective.

Key people behind the series are contributing their wisdom to The Game, including Sean Cunningham and Kane Hodder. While this isn’t the first video game to be inspired by the Friday the 13th films, it will likely be the best one yet.

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