Gun Media have released a first look at Jason Part VI, the latest iteration of the iconic killer Jason Voorhees as he appears in the upcoming ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’. The latest trailer showcases Jason’s ability to “morph” from various locations, allowing him to pursue his victim in a much more harrowing manner.
Based on the trailer, the morphing ability appears to be a solid concept as it allows Jason to have an advantage when chasing victims. The in-game killer is unable to sprint when chasing victims, instead pursuing them with an unnerving walk which, though menacing, can become quite tedious for the player. Thus, the new ability to morph makes it a little bit easier to catch up with victims and adds more excitement to the gameplay.
The new ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ is set for release this Spring (or Autumn in Australia), marking the first gaming release of the franchise since 1989’s NES edition. It will be an asymmetrical, cooperative, multiplayer shooter, offering players access to the Jason from parts II, III, VI, VII, VIII, and IX, plus an entirely new design from SFX-legend Tom Savini, available as a pre-order bonus.
Franchise fans will also be pleased to see the return of Jason slayer Tommy Jarvis as part of the game’s cast. As a child in ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’, Tommy Jarvis became the first person to kill Jason Vorhees, before returning to do battle once more in ‘Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI’. It is the latter, adult Jarvis that fans will be able to play in the game, with ‘Jason Lives’ actor Thom Matthews reprising the iconic role. It it is currently unknown whether Jarvis will appear as part of the story or simply as a DLC character.
The developer also announced the game will feature The Misfift’s hit song, ‘Friday the 13th’, as it’s a fitting “tribute to 80’s horror and slasher films.”
The multiplayer component of "Friday the 13th: The Game" will be released in Spring for PC, Xbox One, and the PS4, with single player component to follow later this year.