Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are both widely known as two of the most revolutionary horror franchises of all time. Part of this reason is the inclusion of two of horror’s most prominent villains, Jason Vorhees and Leatherface. As such, the franchises continue to create immense waves of publicity decades after their initial films. In doing so, Friday the 13th: The Game was first launched by Gun Interactive. As expected, it was much to the sheer delight of horror fans. Most recently at the 2021 Game Awards, Gun Interactive announced the The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game. As such, horror fans eagerly await the new installment in Gun Interactive’s chapter. Let’s take a look at Friday the 13th: The Game’s comparison to the anticipated The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game.
Friday the 13th: The Game
Released in 2017, Friday the 13th: The Game reintroduced an entire generation into the monstrous world of Jason Vorhees and his mother, Pamela. The asymmetrical, multiplayer survival horror extravaganza places seven players, also known as survivors, in a selected map on Camp Crystal Lake. The 8th player, who gets full control of Jason, attempts to prevent the survivors from escaping. The game’s staggering release received worldwide publicity. Thus, it sold over 1.8 million copies in its first three months. Friday the 13th: The Game’s gameplay is pretty straightforward, and heavily relies on players utilizing teamwork to survive.
Unfortunately, a lawsuit between Victor Miller and Sean S. Cunningham prevented the release of new content for the game. Furthermore, the game’s popularity has noticeably decreased over the years. However, diehard horror fans continue to find enjoyment out of the game’s authenticity. As such, Friday the 13th: The Game remains a staple in horror video games, despite its lack of new content.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game
One of the most unexpected announcements during the 2021 Game Awards was the revealing of the upcoming Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game. The popular horror franchise further established its bizarre macabre with its signature villain Leatherface at the forefront. Currently, little information about the game has been properly disclosed. However, horror fans are understandably pining to know more about the latest adaption from Gun Interactive.
In the brief trailer released, Leatherface is shown multiple times wielding his infamous chainsaw. As such, many fans believe the upcoming game will borrow inspiration from the original 1974 film. In doing so, players controlling survivors would bear witness to decaying corpses and rotten flesh. Furthermore, several items within a possible Sawyer map could be utilized, such as meat hooks.
How Different Will The Games Be to Each Other?
Fans have speculated that the new game surrounding Leatherface and his family will be similar gameplay to Friday the 13th: The Game. Many believe that the new game will adopt the familiar multiplayer option which places survivors against a killer. Interestingly, Gun Interactive will allow players to choose between The Cook, The Hitchhiker and Leatherface as a form of a killer. In comparison, players in Friday the 13th: The Game were only provided access to Jason Vorhees himself.
Nevertheless, players can likely expect a PvP style of gameplay where survivors must escape the eerie Sawyer family on their plantation. Furthermore, slasher actor Kane Hodder provided motion capture for Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game. As fans know, Hodder also provided motion capture as Jason Vorhees for Friday the 13th: The Game.
Furthermore, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game presents the chance for players to indulge in a variety of new maps. Friday the 13th: The Game included seven playable maps, all of which survivors utilized in efforts to escape from Jason. The inclusion of several key characters and a wide selection of maps further establishes the game’s credibility. As such, horror fans are itching to get their hands on the sought-after installment.
Will Leatherface Surpass Jason Vorhees?
When it comes to genuinely terrifying horror villains, Jason Vorhees typically ranks at the top of lists. However, Leatherface’s distinct methods of torment and terror tend to provoke an unsettling feeling. As such, many fans speculate that Leatherface will surpass Jason in terms of fear factor. While Jason inhabits several memorable abilities such as Stalk and Sense, Leatherface purposely terrorizes his victims by letting them see him coming.
Furthermore, Gun Interactive likely signed on for the project after further insight into a possible lawsuit like Friday the 13th: The Game. One would only assume that a possible lawsuit isn’t soon on the horizon, therefore the game was given a green light. As such, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game holds the potential to experience greater longevity. Friday the 13th: The Game’s duration was relatively short-lived due to the sudden lawsuit.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Release Date
Currently, there is no official release date for the anticipated video game installment. However, horror fans are conjuring up their own idea for a release date. Recently, Netflix confirmed that the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie will premiere on Friday, February 18, 2022. As such, fans believe that the video game and movie be released in close proximity with one another.
By doing so, Netflix and Gun Interactive withhold the opportunity to gain massive publicity for the movie and game, respectively. Furthermore, it gives the horror franchise a refreshing introduction to an entirely new generation of horror fans. This gives old and young fans alike the opportunity to adhere to the desirable cult classic.
What To Expect?
Both horror and Texas fans alike can expect a revitalized installment in the already popular franchise. Furthermore, fans can expect a refreshing format and plenty of content that touches the roots of the original movie. A lineup of potential weaponry use and concepts dating back to the 1974 film will further establish the film’s general popularity.
Recently, a settlement amongst the Jason Vorhees character ended. With Victor Miller awarded the rights, perhaps new content will return to the infamous game. As for the future of Friday the 13th: The Game is concerned, time will answer that question.