What were you doing 25 years ago when you had your Nintnedo powered on and wanted to scare your little face off? Well, you may have been playing the Nightmare on Elm Street game, but I was trying to make it through Camp Crystal Lake as Jason tried killing me on the worst day of the year; Friday the 13th. NECA did the horror star the 8-bit justice with it’s amazing recreation of the game in collectible form, and now we’re supposed to get a new game for the first time in 25 years!
The news comes via long-time Friday the 13th producer, Sean S. Cunningham. He mentions that the game will be developed by an experienced studio and will incorporate elements from the upcoming television series and movie!
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,” explains Sean S. Cunningham, creator of the original film that is credited by many as the genesis of the slasher/horror genre. “We have some exciting new ideas for a game that supplies plenty of replay value, while delivering the kinds of thrills and scares that fans of the franchise have come to expect.”
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