In 2015, IllFonic and Gun Media announced a project inspired by New Line Cinema’s cult classic horror series, Friday The 13th. Since the game was announced, gameplay footage has been seen at multiple conferences and demos, but a release date was never revealed. Today, IllFonic and Gun Media took to Twitter to unveil the release date, May 26, 2017 for Friday The 13th: The Game with a new trailer!
Gun Media and IllFonic are happy to announce that Friday the 13th: The Game will launch on May 26th, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and Steam! pic.twitter.com/PUhm4p0kcf— Friday the 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) April 21, 2017
Friday The 13th: The Game is a survival horror multiplayer that takes place in the iconic Camp Crystal Lake. The game pits the camp’s counselors against the legendary Jason Voorhees. The map of Camp Crystal Lake is identical to the film series’ grounds, adding to the already nostalgic experience based in the mid-80’s.
A group of players will be playing as counselors as they attempt to survive Jason himself. Playing as Jason Voorhees gives the player the advantage to teleport wherever they desire, creating the perfect cliche jumpscare just as he does in the films.
“The objective of the counselors is to escape from the camp or survive until time runs out on the session, while Jason’s objective is to kill all the remaining players.”
The third-person survival horror was developed on the Unreal Engine 4. Harry Manfredini, who composed the Friday The 13th films, will be returning to deliver the score. The game gained an overwhelming amount of attention and positive feedback from its outstanding campaign on Kickstarter and Backerkit in 2015. Even personality Adam Sessler (X-Play) has joined the campaign and has become the spokesman for Friday The 13th: The Game.
Friday The 13th: The Game will be released on PlayStation, Xbox One and Steam May 26, 2017.