It’s been a little while since anything new has been said or seen about this game coming to PC, XBox One and PS4 and that’s because like a silent stalker in a slasher movie, it strikes when you least expect it!
IGN had an exclusive first look at several screenshots, as well as a little more info, on the upcoming Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp from Publisher Gun. It’s a multiplayer game setting player controlled teen counselors at a summer camp, Camp Forest Green (an obvious homage to Friday the 13th Part VI), as they try to survive against a player controlled stalker, simply called The Killer. The game is clearly an homage to the Friday the 13th series and even has Tom Savini overseeing the gore and Harry Manfredini scoring. The game sounds amazing and is looking to be gory and fun, promising the multiplayer experience gaming and horror fans would expect. IGN continued on to describe the game:
“The Killer utilizes advantages in mobility and an arsenal of weapons to hunt other players across the seemingly-tranquil Camp Forrest Green. He or she will also be able to harness the environment of the camp to use against the Teen Counselors, a concept reminiscent of some of Jason Voorhees more memorable murders like the sleeping bag kill or the gory bathroom face-mirror smash.”
“The Counselors are a group of 6-7 players relying largely on stealth and evasion to survive. The Teens will need to monitor the level of noise they create and search for weapons to fend off The Killer while locating escape vehicles. The Counselors can work together as a team or split up to tackle the situation alone, and the creators promise both paths have risks and rewards.”
“The Camp Forest Green arena is a seemingly-peaceful and rustic retreat concealing a hidden menace. New images depict lakeside shores, gore-streaked canoes, bloodied tents, dimly-lit cabins, and dark pathways through the woods.”
“Beyond the presence of these iconic locales, the developers hope to evoke the spirit of 80s slasher flicks by simulating the low-budget lighting and equipment conditions used to create these movies. The game engine is being designed to replicate the grain, color, and blur typical of a cheap film recording and subsequent VHS transfer.”
VHS damage and grain? Using the environment as a weapon? Being stalked, or stalking, at a shadowy, wooded summer camp? This is the game I have been waiting for my whole life.
As of this time, there is no official release date, but the team hopes to have it out later in 2015. Until then, like a good slasher villain, we will be watching… and waiting!