The upcoming Friday The 13th video game has one of the most brilliant concepts for multiplayer fun that I have ever heard.
In a nutshell, one player takes control of crazed killer Jason Voorhees, while seven other players take on the role of helpless teenagers and do their best not to get slaughtered – it’s proper interactive 80’s horror fun.
While we’ve only seen a relatively small amount of the Kickstarted project up till this point, IGN recently shared an in-depth 17 minute look at how a full round of the game looks in action.
This shouldn’t surprise you, but it looks absolutely incredible. Developers Gun Media and IllFonic have done a fantastic job of bringing the cult 80’s slasher vibe to their game, and it’s all the more immersive for it.
Obviously Jason can’t be killed, but he can be stunned – though you’ll want to keep as far away as possible from the crazed killer at all times, since if he catches you, he’s sure to rip your arms off and make you eat them (or something equally grim).
Check out the footage below.
The teenagers’ job is fairly simple: escape with their limbs intact – however, the game doesn’t make it easy for them to do that.
For example, getting away via car involves a new battery, gas, and of course the keys themselves. Naturally, these items aren’t easy to find, and Jason could grab you at any time.
Friday The 13th is due out Spring 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.