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There’s a new Friday the 13th game

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Asymmetrical multiplayer games seems to be all the rage right now, with 4v1 shooters like Evolve leading the charge. There’s a new one on the way, based off the classic horror film series, Friday 13th. Tentatively, and rather ingeniously called Friday the 13th, it’ll be the first officially licenced Friday the 13th game since the game that pitted your digitized sprite against the hockey mask-wearing Jason all the way back on in 1989 on the NES.

Like Evolve, it’ll be an asymmetrical multiplayer game, setting a small team of players – who’ll have to use their wits to survive – against the masked slasher. Presumably, the black guy and the young lass with lose affections will be the first to die.

“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.  “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.”

As far as the game’s lore goes, it’ll feature call-backs to the original films, as well as the brand new, impending TV series. There’s no word on platforms, or who exactly will be developing or publishing the game, but that information is expected in the coming weeks.

If done right, it could be the beautiful marriage of two rather hot gaming subtypes; asymmetrical multiplayer, and the resurrected survival horror. It could be cool, but with a dearth of details, I’m finding it rather difficult to get excite – as cool as the idea of digitally stalking and summarily executing dumb teenagers sounds.

It’s set for release in October this year, despite there being an actual Friday 13th in November.

Last Updated: January 12, 2015

46 Comments

  1. Rock789

    January 12, 2015 at 09:34

    It’ll be delayed till that Friday the 13th in November as soon as someone points that out to them… Guaranteed! 😉

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    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 12, 2015 at 09:47

      The 13th in March is maybe a bit too close, yes. ;P

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      • Rock789

        January 12, 2015 at 09:58

        Precisely… 😉

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      • Rock789

        January 12, 2015 at 09:58

        Precisely… 😉

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  2. Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

    January 12, 2015 at 09:34

    Nope …nope nope nope nope nope!

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  3. Mandom (Umar)

    January 12, 2015 at 09:42

    Can I have pre-marital sex in this game too?

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 09:45

    Mom insults should be interesting in this game. Considering who Jasons mom was.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 09:45

    Can you Kevin Bacon in this game?

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  6. Admiral Chief

    January 12, 2015 at 09:45

    So, will the teenagers have abilities like “emo angst” and “lemme take a selfie”?

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 12, 2015 at 09:48

      Teenagers were different during those movies. They didn’t have phones so sex and alcohol was their entertainment (and awful singalongs). They were supposed to be watching Jason and the kids swimming but their hormones got in the way. Or so the story goes.

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      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 12, 2015 at 09:49

        If they were gamers there wouldn’t have been that problem because there wouldn’t have been girls at the party.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 12, 2015 at 09:50

          Your definition and my definition of gamer is totally different it seems

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          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 12, 2015 at 09:52

            Your teenage years and mine were entirely different it seems.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 12, 2015 at 10:01

            Apparently they were indeed.

  7. Captain JJ Saga

    January 12, 2015 at 09:48

    Are you forced to walk outside alone, or go to the basement alone wearing only your skimpy pajamas, without a flashlight, or can I rather just go back to sleep?

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  8. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 09:49

    Do you split up when you are supposed to stick in a group?

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  9. Mandom (Umar)

    January 12, 2015 at 09:54

    I wonder if you can choose your character’s race. I wouldn’t wana be the black guy 🙁

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  10. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 09:55

    I already foresee a problem. A killer like Jason wouldn’t think twice about storming into a shower and stabbing a camp counselor to death. But if a player controlled Jason there might be a delay while he passes her the soap.

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  11. Quo Vadis?

    January 12, 2015 at 10:02

    What would the plot even entail? The only antagonist is also the boss fight…. on every level?

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  12. Quo Vadis?

    January 12, 2015 at 10:02

    What would the plot even entail? The only antagonist is also the boss fight…. on every level?

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    • Dutch Matrix

      January 12, 2015 at 15:36

      If it was SP, imagine playing as Jason, devising cool new ways to kill virtual teenagers. There is a score two for one kills when you slay the horny young couple boni… er making love.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 13, 2015 at 07:12

        Making love? I’ve been single for so long now I cant even spell the word anymore. It’s S A C H S isn’t it? No? Bummer :'(

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