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First ‘Friday the 13th’ Game In 25 Years!?

It’s been 25 years since Jason Voorhees took on Nintendo game players in the officially licensed Friday the 13th video game.

Now, EGM has learned that a new Friday the 13th game is currently in development, and 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.

Yes, someone gets to actually be the infamous Jason Voorhees!

The new game, tentatively titled Friday the 13th, is in development for multiple platforms for an October 2015 release. The game’s lore will not only reference elements from the classic film franchise, but also incorporate content and themes from the upcoming “Friday the 13th” television series.

“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.”

Cunningham hints that an experienced game studio has taken the reins of the title’s development and will be announced in the coming weeks.

My only concern is that it sounds rushed, which never bodes well for video games.



  • MadCows

    Where do I pre-order?

  • Kevin Murphy

    Damn, Cunningham is involved.

  • CP Munk

    Cunningham will kill this game if he’s involved in it. Kill it in a bad way. He’s a moron.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Cunningham is an idiot. He just reminds me of like a weird, retarded oyster.

  • Christian Johnson

    Whoever the idiot is that wrote this column is a gosh darned fool! For example, first mistake of many, is the title of this article. Wrong punctuation! Man, go back to school please. Learn that a question mark will always go before an exclamation mark. That is just the first error in this horrifically edited piece of crap.

    • Tanzim W. Rahman

      Aren’t you just a bundle of joy.

  • doug

    We were once getting a childs play game that was canceled near completion. Ill believe it when it is actually released.

    • Dustin Pelc

      I was thinking the exact same thing…

      • lawdog86

        That game was canceled because it didn’t get the 3 million dollars they were asking for n kick starter.

  • Vengeance1138

    Swell… yet ANOTHER Evolve ripoff, ever since that game got announced, every dev under the son instantly realized that unbalanced mp was possible. This game just sounds unoriginal and uninspired. I could design a game 1000x better.

    • lawdog86

      So you’re saying because evolve exists no one can’t touch asemetrical game play? I want more of this. I think it rules. I would set up avp games with asemetrical rules all the time and had a blast.

    • Brandon Tugman

      No you couldn’t

    • elsewhere

      Honestly sounds a lot better than Evolve.

    • Taboo

      Swrong with u?

    • Chance LeBoeuf

      Evolve did not pioneer the concept of asymmetrical gameplay. Stuff like this has been around for years. Before you were born probably considering Evolve is the one you compare this stuff too.

  • Khy

    Seems cool. Need way more details before I get excited though. Cunningham talks a lot.

  • SynAsta480AE

    the idea was brought up about 4 or 5 months ago with a working demo and projectknown as something like summer camp or something like that it got me excited but I do agree I hope it’s not rushed but regardless it will be on my pre-order list of games to get this year if it does come out I wasn’t even a little impressed with the EvoLve beta due to the lag and crunching of the processor on my xbox so we will have to see

  • Harley Mitchel Dirk

    I’m curious to see how this goes, it could be some good fun. Or a rushed POS, we will have to see.

  • TheAcidSkull

    My prayers! They have been answered!

  • Jared Whitton

    Not being rushed. Do your research before you write an article. Cunningham announced TV show and video game in late 2013. Been in development all through 2014. Will be well done I’m sure.

  • Hymewyce

    I’ve so said this was a GREAT idea. Many times…. just think FvsJ game? I guess you could play horrordrome…..if your not hip you betta ask somebody

    • Daniel Anderson

      FvsJ game. Almost like AvP but two badass ‘monsters’ with a group of survivors caught in the middle and the two ‘monsters’ battling on occasion? Fantastic.

      • Hymewyce

        Forsure….. have you seen horror drome ? Its like Primal Rage the video game for 64 with ALL the horror icons…. last i knew it was last updated to have Herbert West and Tall Man!!! Just google search it!!! So awesome. …

        • Daniel Anderson

          Terrordrome* I’ve heard of it before from folks here at Bloody Disgusting but never took the time to try it out. Sounds like a fantastic spiritual successor to the Original Bio-Freaks (SP?) arcade game

  • J Jett

    i’m not at all familiar with whatever “asymmetrical” gameplay is but i hope/wish there will be a F13 game for PS3!

    • In an asymmetrical multiplayer game, both teams are unique and given different goals. Summer Camp, Splatter Camp, The Flock, Damned, Left 4 Dead, Evolve, Last Year, etc. are all asymmetrical multiplayer games. 🙂

      • J Jett

        oh, thanx Adam for clarifying for me! 🙂

  • Cheshire TrollCat

    PLEASE be good!!!!!!!!!

  • Khy

    And just to clarify, this has nothing to do with that awesome looking Summer Camp slasher game that Tom Savini is involved with for the PS4/Xbox one, correct? Just making sure that didn’t actually transform into this over the past few months.

  • Daniel Anderson

    I need dis.

  • Garbageface

    Who in the fuck credits Friday the 13th as the genesis of horror movies???

    • sblast13

      It didn’t say genesis of horror movies, it said “genesis of the slasher/horror genre”.

      As for the experience game studio part, I just hope it isn’t Gearbox, especially since they botch up Aliens: Colonial Marines.

      • Garbageface

        Even saying it’s the genesis of slasher/horror is fucking ridiculous

        • TH3J4CK4L

          Pretty much. It’s mostly just pop culture horror. I’d say there are some slightly better examples of slasher than Friday The 13th such as Maniac(original),Alone In The Dark(1982), The Prowler,The Burning,Deep Red. I just think that most fans of horror now forget all the better films and grab onto franchise horror easier

          • Eyz

            It’s just a “mainstream” popular thing to say.
            Like saying the game Resident Evil created the survival horror genre, when it actually was the Alone in the Dark game trilogy that established the entire concept.

            The same way people tend to quote Friday as the basis for slashers, when it’s more of a widely-popular franchise (I would also credit Carpenter’s film as the original personally..)

      • Chance LeBoeuf

        Yea, but you kind of also screw up an Aliens game when you decide to make a game about shooting xenomorphs in the first place.

      • Darnell

        Friday the 13th is the McDonald’s of slasher films. John Carpenter’s Halloween put all the elements together, and gave us the modern slasher film set up. There wouldn’t even be a Jason Voorhees without Michael Myers coming along first.

        It’s the same reason that Halloween was hinted at so many times in the original Scream film, and while they had it playing during the stalking house scene at the end.

        Halloween is by far the elite of slasher films. It’s what started it all, and gave birth to all the countless copycats that would follow in it’s wake.

        • 211of211

          As much as I love Friday the 13th this is true. Halloween was the first “slasher.”

  • Jimmy Black

    They should use the Alien Isolation game – just swap in Jason, counsellors… Voila!

    • TheAcidSkull

      I’ve been saying that since Alien Isolation came out!

    • Phendranah

      That’s actually an awesome idea 😛

  • Krug09

    I think they should make a layered game. you can play as “victims” and jason. 2 stories. I hope its not just, you run up and chop up a teen FPS style with no story that shit would get really old fast but i am wishing it the best.

    • Grimphantom

      Totally agree with you on this.

  • Victor

    YEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! And for a PS4 release please!!!!! That is all……

  • Grimphantom

    Seems like they just notice that people are getting interesting for the slasher video games. It’s cool but at the same time a bit too late or how convenient that there will be 2 or 3 slasher video games coming and all of a sudden they want to release one with Jason. I just hope they do it because of making a cool game than making a quick buck. If it is good and does well this might spark a good opportunity of bringing more horror icons into the video game world.

  • Last time I read about the Child’s Play video game, it got cancelled. Not convinced this one will get made. Would be cool though.

  • Grifter Timber Wolf

    I’ve had an idea for a 3D platform game surrounding Crystal Lake using horror game concepts where Jason *could* and *might* appear just out of anywhere, terrifying the game player. I really hope something like that, with customizable counselors will be available in a game this anticipated.

  • The Amazing Crosto

    I think a Friday the 13th game set kind of like the game Slender: The Arrival would be awesome. Instead of the screen getting static, start hearing the ch ch ch ch noise….That game creeps the shit out of me. Searching a camp ground for the bones of Jason to give him a proper burial (or something else you collect..whatever) while avoiding the man with the machete would give me heart attacks…

  • ThunderDragoon

    It better have a single player mode.

    • James Johnson

      Agreed. I’m not a big fan of multiplayer.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    Hopefully Development was least 2 Years.

    My Wistlist for Game
    StoryMode: Single Player with 3 Player Co Op
    Versus Mode: 1vs6 (Player 1: Serial Killer, Player 2-7: Survivors)

    My Bet Announcement: February 13 2015 or March 13 2015
    My Bet Release Date: October 30 2015

    My Bet Hardware: Computer, Steam Machine, PS4, Xbox One.

  • Francesco Falciani

    i’d prefer to hear about the movie…that it will probably pushed back to may 2016…

  • Johannna_L

    MMO crap. I want to play as Jason Vorhess and kill evil campers in single player mode.

  • TH3J4CK4L

    As long as it doesn’t employ shitty Slenderman Hipster bullshit I can probably manage a playthrough. I prefer real horror instead of this lame Jump scare nonsense.

  • D2Kvirus

    Here’s a better idea: something like Alien Isolation, but instead of a xenomorph stalking you through a space station, instead you have Jason stalking you through the environs of Camp Crystal Lake.

  • diapers

    Aye on the single player mode. I would like to pick up when I want and murder campers without other players involved, although the multiplayer coop vs Jason sounds fun as well. If this gets released, I’m going to take a goddamn week off of work.

    • Darren Allister Paterson

      Wasn’t that naughty bear? ? Lol

  • ragethorn

    I want a Halloween game where I can stalk and murder my prey as Michael Myers in creative ways. For ex, before attacking, cut phone lines and manipulate the area so the victim runs into my trap.

  • baronterror

    I have been waiting for this my whole life. I love the original NES game and usually have to beat it once a year. I dont like the idea of having to play online with people since that never has been my thing, but whatever this game is I am just so glad it may actually happen.

  • Darnell

    I feel like a Halloween, Hellraiser or even TCM film would make for a far more interesting game than Friday The 13th. F13 is a garbage series. It’s best days are so long gone. I mean the best sequel was The Final Chapter and that was like 1984 I think?

    Then again it can be argued that Halloween never has had a good sequel. Then again the original F13 film wasn’t a great movie was it was easy to improve on. Can’t really improve on John Carpenter’s Halloween.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Awesome news. I’ve been screaming for a new Jason/Myers/Freddy/Leatherface game for years. Have no idea why they waited this long. Bring it on!

  • brandon

    O ya been saying make one every since old school one

  • Super Steve

    A Freddy vs. Jason video should’ve been made years ago. But a new Friday the 13th does indeed a new game for sure for PS4 and XBox One.

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