Friday the 13th game gets a cringe-inducing new trailer

During last weekend’s PAX West event, the studio behind the upcoming asymmetrical multiplayer title Friday the 13th The Game released a new trailer which focuses specifically on the many different ways in which the player controlling the iconic killer Jason Voorhees will be able to brutally murder the camp counselor players that are unfortunate enough to cross paths with him. As you might guess based off the previous sentence, this is definitely not a trailer you want to watch while you’re at work, or if you’re particularly squeamish.

The three-minute trailer features an upbeat 80’s soundtrack (as it should given the era in which slasher films like Friday the 13th first rose in popularity) which contrasts harshly against what the viewer is watching, i.e. a digital rendition of Jason violently slaying digital renditions of teenage camp counselors. Fans of the Friday the 13th film series will likely recognize the methods Jason uses to cut down his teenage victims since many of them are lifted straight from the films themselves. Here’s hoping there’s a way for counselor players to skip the kill animations in-game, since some of them are pretty drawn out and the players controlling the counselors likely won’t want to have to sit through them every single time.

Friday the 13th The Game doesn’t yet have a specific release date, but it is apparently launching sometime next month, so keep your eyes peeled for incoming announcements.