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PAX East 2017 gives us our first look at Tom Savini’s “Custom Jason” and a new trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game

Friday the 13th: The Game made an encore appearance at this weekend’s PAX East convention during Gun Media and Illfonic’s panel “From Film to Video Games: A Night with Friday the 13th: The Game.” As part of the panel, the developers unveiled a horrific new trailer that shows Jason dispatching another cohort of camp counselors in increasingly brutal fashion.

Gun Media didn’t announce an official launch date for Friday the 13th: The Game at PAX East, but with less than three weeks remaining in their current “Early 2017” release window, another delay for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One game seems likely.

Finally, the developer fully unmasked Tom Savini’s “Custom Jason,” which depicts the character’s damned fate after the end of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. You can get a closer look at Savini’s work after the break. (more…)

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Get a quick glimpse at Tom Savini’s “Custom Jason” in Friday the 13th: The Game

Friday the 13th: The Game will feature several incarnations of Jason Voorhees (including “Burlap Sack Jason” from Part 2, “Original Hockey Mask Jason” from Part 3, and “Zombie Jason” from Jason Lives), but fans who pre-order the game will also receive access to a “Custom Jason” created by special effects wizard Tom Savini.

The trailer for Savini’s “Custom Jason” doesn’t reveal much about the character’s redesign, but the glowing eyes are fairly terrifying. As is the way his tattered costume seems show a ridgeline of spikes across his shoulders and the claw-like design of his hands. The master at work, ladies and gentlemen.

Savini is best known as the make-up artist behind the original Friday the 13th, as well as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. As one of the most in-demand names in the business in the 70s and 80s, he also contributed gory make-up effects to Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and many others.

If you’re interested in playing as Savini’s “Custom Jason” in Friday the 13th: The Game, you’ll need to pre-order it now from the game’s official website.

Friday the 13th: The Game will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in the Winter/Spring portion of the 2017 calendar. But if you can’t wait that long, developers from Gun Media and Illfonic will host a panel at this year’s PAX East convention that’ll contain “brutal kills, massive reveals, and an in-depth Q/A session.”

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Jason can teleport in the latest Friday the 13th: The Game gameplay trailer

Believe it or not, Jason Voorhees wasn’t always a supernatural killing machine. Before Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, he was just a hulking woodsman who may or may not have witnessed a teenager decapitate his mom. But the sixth movie resurrected the slasher icon as the unkillable zombie we all remember, while also granting him mysterious teleporting powers in the process.

The movies never bothered to explain Jason’s inexplicable ability to be in two places at once, but Gun Media and Illfonic have decided to employ the trick in the upcoming Friday the 13th: The Game.

In a new gameplay trailer that was released… when else… on Friday the 13th, Jason “morphs” through the forest to better stalk the camp counselors at his beloved Camp Crystal Lake. The video also includes a glimpse at Jason’s Part VI-inspired character skin and The Misfits’ “Friday the 13th,” which will be included on the game’s soundtrack.

Friday the 13th: The Game will be released in Early 2017 for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The 4v1 multiplayer slasher sim will also expand this Summer with the launch of a free single-player expansion.

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See a full 17-minute match from Friday the 13th: The Game in this new gameplay video

Jason Voorhees went on a blood-spattered rampage in the Friday the 13th: The Game trailer that Gun Media released earlier this year at PAX West. Well, good news, the publisher is back with another look at the game… though the slasher icon is a bit less kill-happy.

Late last week, Gun Media sat down to play a full Friday the 13th match with IGN First. Focusing on the camp counselor’s efforts to survive, they set traps, repaired the phone, found the car, and tried to escape a gruesome death by machete. Did they survive? You’ll have to watch the video to find out for yourself.

Friday the 13th: The Game will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Early 2017. It’ll be followed by a free single-player expansion in the Summer.

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See Tommy Jarvis in the latest Friday the 13th: The Game trailer

Jason Voorhees has been killed nearly a dozen times over the years, but only Tommy Jarvis can claim to have taken out the serial killer more than once.

Originally played by Corey Feldman in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Tommy managed to turn Jason’s own machete against him and put him in the morgue… at the time it was even supposed to be permanent. However, the slasher icon would return in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, after Tommy accidentally reanimates him with a bolt of lightning (Whoops!). This battle will play out again in Gun Media’s Friday the 13th: The Game, which will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2017.

Actor Thom Matthews played Tommy in Jason Lives, and he’s all set to reprise his role for Friday the 13th: The Game. You can get your first glimpse at the character in the new trailer embedded above.

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Friday the 13th: The Game delayed to Early 2017 to add single-player campaign and Tommy Jarvis as playable character

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Today is October 12th, and even though there’s almost three weeks left in the spookiest month of the year, I long ago assumed that Gun Media and Illfonic would be forced to move Friday the 13th: The Game from its previously-announced “October 2016” launch date. Today, they made that delay official… but they also announced so much more.

First, the developers confirmed that a single-player campaign (with bots and missions based on the film franchise) is in the works and will be available as a free post-launch update next Summer. The base game, which will include the multiplayer portion of the game and three maps (including the newly-announced Packanack Lodge from Friday the 13th Part 2) will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Early 2017. Finally, a PC-only Beta will be available sometime this Fall for everyone who pre-ordered the game.

The expanded scope of Friday the 13th: The Game has also lead Gun Media and Illfonic to include Tommy Jarvis (Jason’s nemesis from The Final Chapter, Part V, Part VI, and Part VII) as a playable character.

“The first thing people are going to read here is delay,” said Wes Kelter, Gun Media’s Studio Head. “We want everyone to be assured that coming to our decision to delay was no easy matter, but we believe that the positives far outweigh the negatives. We’ve been reading day in and day out on our social media feeds that single player and Tommy Jarvis were in such a demand that we couldn’t ignore our fans.”

More information about the delay, the single-player campaign, and the Beta is available in the latest Kickstarter update for Friday the 13th: The Game from the developers.

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Watch Jason Voorhees get 13 kills in Friday the 13th: The Game’s PAX West 2016 trailer

Triskaidekaphobiacs beware… Gun Media and Illfonic are back with a brand new trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game, which was unveiled yesterday at PAX West. Jason Voorhees doesn’t waste any time during the three-minute clip, as the slasher legend manages to deliver an impressive 13 kills during its running time. And yes, that means he averaged a kill roughly every 13 seconds.

All of Jason’s kills in Friday the 13th: The Game were designed by Tom Savini, the same special effects wizard who supplied the gory makeup for Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. If it’s possible, his work on Friday the 13th: The Game looks to be even more brutal and splatter-tastic than the original films. Needless to say, if you’ve got an aversion to blood and gore, I would recommend you NOT watch this trailer.

Friday the 13th: The Game is expected to be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this October.

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You can run… but you can’t hide… from this Friday the 13th gameplay trailer at E3 2016

With Mrs. Voorhees encouraging him every step of the way, Jason Voorhees ruthlessly stalks the counselors at Camp Crystal Lake in the first gameplay trailer for Friday the 13th. Jointly developed by Gun Media and Illfonic, Friday the 13th is a 7v1 asymmetrical multiplayer title where one player takes control of the unstoppable killing machine, and the remaining players hide as helpless camp counselors.

In the E3 2016 trailer embedded above, we can see Jason using his teleportation powers to warp to a counselor’s location. But the counselors can try to fool Jason, as you can one attempts to open a window and then hide under the bed. Unfortunately, your average camp bed isn’t machete-proof.

Friday the 13th is currently in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and should be released sometime this Fall.

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