A new gameplay demo for Friday the 13th: The Game releases and shows Jason hunting down camp counselors as they attempt to run away through the woods and hide in cabins.
Horror fans have been following the development of Friday the 13th: The Game incredibly closely since the project achieved its Kickstarter goal and went into full production. As progress continues, the creators have shared some very cool environmental trailers and screenshots, and very yearly gameplay, but the current build of the game has remained a mystery. That ends today.
As promised, new gameplay footage for Friday the 13th: The Game has arrived online during the first day of E3 2016. The alpha gameplay is clearly labeled as in production, but fans can finally see the slayer versus camp counselor matchup in action with the updated graphics.
Here’s a look at four minutes of highlights…
It’s a shame that the video was darker than it should have been, but the game does seem to have perfectly captured the aesthetic of the Friday the 13th universe. The look and sound of Camp Crystal Lake feels like something right out of an 80s horror movie. The brutality of the death scenes, including a lot of head bashing, also matches the R-rated flicks.
As the play alternates back and forth between counselors and killer, it seems like it must be very hard to win the game as one of the regular humans. Jason is definitely incredibly powerful and his enhanced senses make running and hiding a very difficult task. The highlight of the demo comes in the final moments when a counselor attempts to hide in the cabin from Jason. The player turns a radio on to cover the sound of his movement and opens the window to try and trick the killer. The plan doesn’t work, but it does display some of the strategy that players will be able to use when attempting to stay alive.
The preview doesn’t offer a very wide variety of the game’s features and modes, but it is nice to see Jason in action and the basic idea of how a match would play out. We look forward to learning more about the game as its development continues. It’s definitely one of our most anticipated horror games of the year.
What do you think of the gameplay footage for Friday the 13th? Will you be giving the horror survival game a chance? Let us know in the comments.
Friday the 13th: The Game is expected to release sometime in October 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.