Legendary horror icon Jason Voorhees is about to be unleashed on the world’s mobile phones thanks to a new Friday the 13th game from the makers of cult hit Slayaway Camp.
The game was released quietly in the US on January 19 in the Apple App Store, but the game gets a worldwide launch on Friday, April 13, and will include iOS, Android, and Steam versions.
Players control Jason by sliding him around an isometric puzzle level to attack his victims, either directly with a huge variety of unlockable weapons, or indirectly, by frightening them into environmental hazards like campfires, bear traps, and woodchippers.
Grisly reflex-based “Kill Scenes” punctuate the puzzling as you progress through multiple episodes, from classic campgrounds to more exotic locations such as Manhattan, abandoned amusement parks, supermax prisons, beach resorts, outer space and even, through a time-travel twist, Victorian London and other eras.
“I loved the balance of horror and humor the Blue Wizard guys brought to Slayaway Camp,” said Friday the 13th series creator Sean Cunningham, “and I’m thrilled to see their take on Friday the 13th.”