If you’re a fan of the Friday the 13th franchise then the announcement that the team of Sean Cunningham, Kane Hodder and Tom Savini have been assembled to head back to Camp Crystal Lake is likely the type of news that dreams are made of. Well fans, hold on to your machete because that is exactly what has happened but not for the project you may be thinking.
We not talking about a new chapter in the ongoing film saga of Mr. Vorhees but instead – an official game.
Game developer Gun Media along with Illfonic on Thursday announced a Kickstarter campaign to assist in raising funds for what will be an officially sanctioned Friday the 13th game. Franchise creator Sean Cunningham has given his blessing and long time fan favorite Kane Hodder has been brought on board to recreate the role that made him famous. FX master Tom Savini is also in the mix to help orchestrate the games intense and gory kill scenes. Holy shit! What more could a horror fan ask for?
Developers promise to remain true to the franchises long history of gory violence and nudity and lets face it – that’s what it’s all about.
The game is described as an “asymmetrical multiplayer experience, where one player takes control of Jason while seven other players assume the role of camp counselors attempting to survive the night either by escaping or managing to kill the mass murderer. If the campaign receives enough money, the developers plan to build out a single player experience as well. The game will be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “
An announcement trailer heralded the arrival of the idea and the Kickstarter campaign – check it out!
If you’re interested in being a part of this you can CLICK HERE and head on over to the pledge page. As of this posting they were well over half of their target with 27 days to go so I guess you could accurately state that fan anticipation is high.
If all goes as planned we’ll all be sitting in front of our gaming consoles this time next year hacking our way through a shitload of horny camp counselors.