If you’re going to turn horror classic Friday the 13th into a video game then you need to get one simple thing right: make the Jason Voorhees kills spectacular.
Developers Gun Media and Illfonic, who raised cash through Kickstarter to make the game a reality, have delivered on that requirement if the latest trailer release is anything to go by.
The video is a sustained, three-minute supercut of horror movie maniac Voorhees stabbing, maiming and gutting his victims in ways you’d never thought possible.
The game itself is third-person horror-survival title that allows you to either take on the role of Jason or one of the camp counsellors attempting to survive his murderous rampage.
Sure, this trailer (soundtracked to Crazy Lixx’s hair metal classic XIII, no less) looks pretty good, but if you’re worried about another crappy film/video game offering then it’s worth noting that the title has some high profile backing.
The original movie’s director Sean Cunningham has given it his seal of approval, Friday the 13th special effects designer Tom Savini came up with new kills for the game, composer Harry Manfredini came up with new music and former Jason star Kane Hodder is reprising his role as the horror baddie. Not too shabby, right?
Friday the 13th: The Game will be released this October on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.