The venerable horror series Friday The 13th, which features a demonic killer in a hockey mask slaughtering dumb teens (usually at Camp Crystal lake, but he’s also done it in Manhattan and space) so far has a few very unremarkable games (most notably the really awful NES game in 1989), but with a new movie reboot and a TV show in the works, we have a new Friday The 13th video game on the way as well.
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Friday The 13th: The Video Game is currently in development for “multiple gaming systems” and is set for release sometime in October this year (it should be noted that October is one of the biggest months every year for game releases). Not much else has been said on what the game will be like, but Friday The 13th co-creator Sean Cunningham is involved with the production had this to say on the matter:
"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 [Voorhees], Camp Crystal Lake, and the rest of the Friday the 13th story in interactive form. 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"
I honestly think the best strategy for such a game might be to basically copy the formula of games like Until Dawn, as other types of gameplay will be ill-suited for a license like Friday The 13th. Whatever the case, odds are that this will be the best Friday The 13th game to date. For whatever that’s worth…
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