See Friday the 13th: The Game’s Motion Capture at Work

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Gun Media posts a new video revealing new motion capture for the many kills players will have access to as Jason once Friday the 13th: The Game launches later this year.

Slasher icon Jason Vorhees has been quite busy the 12 months, arriving first on Mortal Kombat X to tangle with the likes of Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Not only that, Jason is getting a chance once again to star in his own video game after creator and director Sean S. Cunningham announced an asymmetrical, co-op and competitive multiplayer predator/prey game called Friday The 13th: The Game.

With the game having secured funding by reaching its Kickstarter goal and finishing at $885,000, fans are slowly getting more and more details and behind the scenes looks at the game during its development process. One of those comes courtesy of a behind the scenes mo-cap session featuring Kane Hodder showing off some new and classic Jason kills.

Hodder, who actually played the character in Friday The 13th: Part 7 through Jason X, ended up recording over 400 animations for Friday The 13th: The Game, which will no doubt keep players quite busy as they work to see them all once the game ends up launching later this year.

While many of the kills are iconic and quite brutal such as the classic sleeping bag kill, the team also made sure to capture a few that are a bit more creative and over the top in a Mortal Kombat sort of way. One such kill shows Jason stuffing a counselor’s head into a toilet and drowning them, while another sees Jason position the counselor so he can stomp on their back. Either way, it is pretty interesting to see how many of these iconic kills get captured by real actors.

Friday the 13th: The Game follows in the footsteps of Left 4 Dead and Evolve, as an asymmetrical multiplayer title pitting Jason against 4 camp counselors. Even though the game is still in an alpha state, the development team at Gun Media released early footage to help fans get an idea of what the gameplay will be like once the game launches. Needless to say, having Jason chasing you does appear to be a haunting experience.

To help add authenticity, many people who have worked on the franchise in some way are on board and helping to develop this game, which was revealed during their successful Kickstarter campaign. Outside of the already-mentioned Hodder and Cunningham, special effects master Tom Savini has signed on as executive producer and lead cinematographer while also having designed the many kills seen in the video above. Even Friday the 13th‘s original composer, Harry Manfredini, has been brought on to compose the score.

Are you a contributor to the Friday the 13th Kickstarter campaign? Are you excited to see what the team can do with an asymmetrical multiplayer game set in this universe? Let us know in the comments below.

Friday The 13th: The Game is expected to launch sometime in October 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: Gun Media YouTube