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Friday the 13th series returns to games after 26 years

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Better hide, teens

It's been quite a while since videogames explored the ghastly grounds of Camp Crystal Lake. After a 26-year hiatus since the last licensed Friday the 13th videogame, Jason Voorhees will bring his slow-shuffling and machete-hacking ways back to games.

According to EGM, the tentatively titled Friday the 13th is already in development by an experienced studio, and the project will be officially unveiled in the coming weeks. It's reported to be a predator/prey asymmetric multiplayer game (what isn't these days?) in a Jason against a group of teens scenario.

Given the recent push to revitalize the Friday the 13th property, the reveal makes sense. Sean S. Cunningham, the original film's director, told EGM "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."

There's obviously no official release window yet, but an early asset simply says "2015" on it. It doesn't matter when Friday the 13th comes out, we'll be there ready to send him to the the bottom of the lake, to the depths of Hell, or to the far reaches of space.

EGM EXCLUSIVE: Fleshbreaking new Friday the 13th videogame featuring horror icon Jason Voorhees in development [EGM]

 

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