Gameplay footage for the anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game has released.
The early alpha build showcases what the player will experience when playing as Jason or a survivor. Jason usually begins attacks by grabbing a survivor by the throat, giving the opposing player a chance to break free in a struggle mechanic.
Little nuances from the films make the game unique and flavorful for slasher fans. Mrs. Voorhees whispers commands to Jason as he hunts the survivors. Survivors are able to use distractions such as radios to steer Jason away, and they can use parts of the environment to hide.
The gameplay admittedly looks quite rugged at the moment, but the game’s early alpha status leaves plenty of room for improvement.
According to developer and publisher Gun Media Games, Kane Hodder, the man who spent the most time in the series behind Jason’s iconic mask, has teamed up with Gun Media to do motion capture work for the game. Hodder is also assisting with motion capturing with stunt men to capture “the most brutal animations possible.”
Gun Media also plans to implement a fear system that can strike down a character’s bravery and leave them in a state of panic. This element of the game may have been briefly showcased when a hidden survivor began to audibly panic as Jason drew closer, ultimately leading to his demise.
The game was funded by a Kickstarter campaign that began on Oct. 13, 2015. Gun Media raised $823,704 with a total of 12,218 backers.
Friday the 13th: The Game will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this October.