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Friday the 13th: The Game World Gameplay Premier!
You are JASON!!!

I did numerous articles on Friday the 13th: The Game last year when it was first announced and have been following the games’s progress ever since. As a fan of the film series and the original NES game from LJN (don’t judge me) I’m excited to finally see some game play footage. And I have to say I am very impressed with what the developers have accomplished. On appearances alone it seems that the game is taking an approach similar to the style of the game play found in Evolve. Where one player takes on the role of the antagonist and the other players take on the roles of protagonists or in this case potential victims.

The video above gives us a glimpse of some of the action from both Jason’s perspective and the perspective of the camp counselors. So how did this game come to be? Well, the game itself started out simply as an homage to slasher films but when Friday the 13th series creator Sean Cunningham reached out to Gun Media about their game which was originally titled, Summer Camp Vol 1 that’s what got the ball rolling for the developers at Gun Media to transform the game to Friday the 13th. Here is the story in their own words:

“Sean Cunningham personally reached out to us behind the scenes. That’s when things got awesome. Sean came to us in early 2015, but we quickly discovered these weren’t the normal business conversations you would have when you try to secure a license as important as Friday the 13th. It was totally different. It was a conversation built on mutual admiration and respect for what each had created.

Sean immediately noticed the passion we had for Friday the 13th, and after several incredible meetings over the next few months, we decided to upgrade our plans for Summer Camp and embrace the Friday the 13th video game license. After several incredible meetings over the next few months, Sean surprised us by offering the Friday the 13th video game license. It was literally a dream come true for a group of lifelong fans. He knew he could trust us with the most coveted horror IP ever, and we plan to make good on that promise to both him and you, the millions of loyal Friday the 13th fans around the world.”  Gun Media

Gun Media is also asking for additional backing from fans to develop a single player mode for the game. Here’s the link for more information to make a contribution and pre-order the game as well. So what do you guys think of the gameplay? Are you as excited as I am to take on the role of Jason Vorhees? Or do you want to test your resolve as one of the camp counselors? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Friday the 13th: The Game is scheduled for release for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC this fall.



About The Author
Will Mendez
Wilson is one of our very talented writers here on the Xyphur who enjoys writing what he’s most passionate about, nostalgia. His writing is reflective of his experiences as well as providing a narrative to the pop culture that molded him. He’s definitely a child of the 80’s who still proudly enjoys television, film and video games from that era. Maybe a little too much. In his free time he likes to exercise, draw, play video games and binge watch anything on Hulu or Netflix.

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