Is there anything cooler than the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive that NECA dropped on attendees this past week? No, and there probably never will be. The glow-in-the-dark Jason Voorhees, from the classic 1989 NES Friday the 13th video game, is by far the most insanely badass figure ever created.
But NECA isn’t done. No, no, no…there’s more on the way.
While I dream of maybe seeing a version of the NES Jaws on my shelf, NECA could go back to 1989 (the same year the F13 game came out) and deliver a Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street NES video game.
NECA revealed their aspirations in a tweet to a fan, joking that they would need to see how Freddy looked “all orange.” But, it was clear this is something planned down the road, although not definitive.
The game box and the manual contain the following synopsis, says Wiki:
“Something frightening has been happening on Elm Street lately. It seems that with each waking day another gruesome discovery is made… another neighborhood teen has mysteriously passed away into the dark stillness of the night. Everyone says it’s “natural causes,” but it seems as if something (or someone) has been picking them off one by one in their sleep. It’s a horrible nightmare come true… and this nightmare has a name; Freddy Krueger. It’s up to you and your remaining friends to search Elm Street for his bones, which have been scattered about, then collect and burn them in the High School furnace. If you can just stay awake long enough, you might be able to end Freddy’s reign of terror for good. You had better hurry though, it’s getting late and you can feel your eyelids getting heavier and heavier by the minute.”
The plot is a spin-off from the film series.