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Official ‘Friday the 13th’ Video Game On Its Way

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According to EGM, Friday the 13th and gaming fans are about to finally get their wish, an OFFICIAL ‘Friday the 13th’ video game.  Seems that things are well underway in bringing horror icon Jason to the gaming universe and here is what is known so far.

“Currently in development, Friday the 13th will reportedly be an asymmetrical, co-operative and competitive multiplayer predator/prey horror experience that pits a small group of resourceful survivors against a single player in control of the immortal, relentless slasher icon.”

The release is slated for October of this year and will likely be a tie in to the announced TV series.

From the article at EGM:

“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, Camp Crystal Lake, and the rest of the Friday the 13th story in interactive form,” explains Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the original film that is credited by many as the genesis of the slasher/horror genre.  “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.”

Remember the old NES Friday the 13th game?  That was way back in 1989, took them long enough, eh?

So, what do you think?  Interested in this one?


by: Dave Dreher

Source: EGM