Friday the 13th
DATE IMPORTED:March 30, 2014People, dressed as movie characters Freddy Krueger (L) and Jason from "Friday the 13th", pose for a picture outside the Galileo Galilei planetarium during Earth Hour in Buenos Aires March 29, 2014. Lights go off around the world at 8.30pm local time in a show of support for renewable energy during Earth Hour, an event organised since 2007 to promote a sustainable future for the planet. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

With news of the thirteenth installment of "Friday the 13th" coming to fruition and a new television series on the way the creators of the series have also announced a new "Friday the 13th" game is currently in development. This game will be the first game based on the popular horror franchise since the abysmal NES game that came out twenty-five years ago.

Originally reported by Electronic Gaming Monthly, the "Friday the 13th" game will supposedly be an asymmetrical cooperative survival horror game that also has a competitive multiplayer mode. This suggests that players will be survivors hoping to escape the wrath of long time "Friday the 13th" villain Jason Vorhees. The multiplayer aspect will also have one player playing as the iconic serial killer, while others will try to escape and outsmart the lone killer.

"Friday the 13th" as most people know is a horror classic, with many stating that it helped give birth to the slasher genre. The series protagonist Jason Vorhees has also achieved icon status in the realms of pop culture and has faced off against fellow horror icon Freddy Kreuger from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series in the film "Freddy vs Jason."

This new game is scheduled for an October 2015 release across multiple platforms that are still unspecified. The game's lore will be based on the previous stories of the films and the new television serial that is currently in the works. An "experienced" game company that is being teased is also working on the game, though no other clues were given.

This can be worrisome as Bloody Disgusting points out that the game sounds rushed. Licensed games have had a history of being poorly received due to them being tied to movies and specific release dates, this usually leaves a mediocre game like the critically panned "Thor" game released by Sega a few years ago and more recently a "Star Trek" game that was tied to the new JJ Abrams films. There are a few exceptions such as "The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay" and "Alien: isolation", but for now horror fans will have to wait and see if Jason's return is worth celebrating.

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