IGN just scored 17 minutes of footage from the forthcoming “Friday the 13th: The Game” that will let players experience life as a terrified camp counselor trying to survive the night in a full match of gameplay.
I’m one of the few people who didn’t like Alien: Isolation, mostly because I’m impatient and just wanna shoot shit, but this footage is awesome. What you’ll see and hear are a group of players attempting to survive (and find a car for escape) for 5 minutes while the police are on their way. The players grab weapons, lock doors, and even hide under the bed. One of the coolest aspects was a “VHS glitch” when one user jumps out of a window in a frenzy! Outside he witnesses a girl being chased down by Jason (played by Kane Hodder) before he’s lifted up by his own throat. The game looks seriously fun, super stressful, and ultra violent. (If only the players got more into character and added panic to their voices, my heart probably would have exploded.)
Here’s the footage with details on the game below.
Gun Media and developer Illfonic’s “Friday the 13th: The Game”, initially announced as “Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp”, was funded through Kickstarter back in 2015 and was set for release this month. Lucky for those who took part in the campaign at they’ll have early access to beta before the year’s end that will include a code for keys to make i sharable with 4 additional friends.
In addition, according to IGN, the game’s full multiplayer component will become available in early 2017 and include Tommy Jarvis as a playable character. Movie setting Packanack Lodge will also be included in this release as a third playable map. This initial release will be followed by the full Summer 2017 release of the single-player component, including AI Bots.
Players who pre-order the game in digital or physical form will receive the single player component at no additional charge, adds the site. Prices for pre-orders after as of October 13 will be set at $40 USD digital, $60 USD retail.
The game was recently delayed until summer of 2017.