They may have been a little late with this one.
Video games licensed and based on popular media properties, especially movies, are nothing new- what is surprising is how many we get these days that are based on movies that are nearly 30 years old. Last year, we got the terrible video game based on Rambo, and now, we’ve had a brand new video game announced based on Friday the 13th.
The 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- so it sounds a lot like a Friday the 13th skin for Evolve.
At least it sounds interesting- this will also be the first Friday the 13th game since the old NES game that came out in 1989.
So why now, then?
“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.”
Well… I mean, I guess, okay, then.
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