The folks at Gun Media announced today that their slasher video game formerly known as Summer Camp is now set to be the first official Friday the 13th video game since 1989. Fittingly revealed on the 13th day of the month, a new announcement trailer and Kickstarter campaign for Friday the 13th: The Game have now been revealed.

Friday the 13th: The Game will bring some familiar faces back to camp, with Sean S. Cunningham, Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, and Harry Manfredini involved in the game's development, along with co-creator/designers Wes Keltner and Ronnie Hobbs and more.

Should it reach its $700,000 fundraising goal, Friday the 13th: The Game will feature a seven player experience in which one person plays Jason Voorhees and the other six take on the roles of camp counselors. If it becomes fully funded, the game is expected to come out in October of 2016 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Tommy Jarvis fans should be pleased to know that one of the Kickstarter's stretch goals involves utilizing Jarvis as a guide in the game. Originally planned as a strictly multiplayer experience, Friday the 13th: The Game could also feature single player Jason Voorhees modes if enough money is raised.

Below, we have the game's official details, announcement trailer, and Kickstarter video, and to learn more about Friday the 13th: The Game, visit the Kickstarter campaign or

"Friday the 13th: The Game is a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer title where one player controls Jason Voorhees while the remaining seven control camp counselors trying to survive the night.That's right...1v7 multiplayer set in the semi-open world of Camp Crystal Lake! It's a classic horror fan's dream, no shaky cam, no found footage. We want you to know we're revitalizing the golden era of slashers, and putting you at the controls of each horrific, blood-splattered moment.

Friday the 13th is the definition of horror to the millions of fans around the world. A masked killer going after the young and vulnerable; it grabs our attention, it frightens us, and yet we all come back for more. Friday the 13th: The Game will give you the feeling of horror and dread that you expect from Jason Voorhees. This will be the ultimate asymmetrical horror experience unlike anything you’ve seen - a title we’re proud to introduce that is worthy of the name ‘Friday the 13th’."

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