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Talk of the new FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME from Gun Media and IllFonic in partnership with Crystal Lake Entertainment has been really cooking as of late. With none other than Kane Hodder himself set to reprise the role of Jason Voorhees, the world has been holding it's collective breath as a fundraising effort has been taking place in order to make the game an actual thing. Today some good news has come in on that.
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME managed to reach their goal in order to make a bigger and better project. The team at Gun Media, IllFonic and the Horror industry legends of Tom Savini, Harry Manfredini, Kane Hodder and Sean S. Cunningham are elated to realize the vision that is FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME.
The idea for the game started out being titled Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp and then it was officially revealed as FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME. With the change, the creative team knew that more had to be done to create a bigger, better experience.
“We already had funding to make the original concept of the game,’ said Gun studio head and co-creator Wes Keltner. ‘The moment we became Friday the 13th: The Game, we knew we had a responsibility to give every single FRIDAY THE 13TH fan (ourselves included), the game we’ve all been waiting for."
“This is a game that pairs well with me like fine wine and a steak or a dead body and a tight crawl space. I'm extremely honored to be working on this game and I can't wait to show everyone how awesome this game truly is. Anyone and everyone who calls themselves a fan of the Horror genre will enjoy this game. The weaker minds? Well, they may need to sleep with the lights on for a while…” said Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director, Illfonic Studios.
“The fans of FRIDAY THE 13TH are a lot like Jason; undying. I’m so thrilled that they stepped up and made this happen. I’ve always said that Horror fans are some of the most loyal fans, but this kind of outpouring of support is humbling,” said Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original FRIDAY THE 13TH movie.
"FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME is an online, asymmetric multiplayer experience where one player will assume the role of Jason Voorhees against seven other players assuming the roles of camp counselors trying to survive the night."
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME is expected to be released in the fall of 2016, and will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.