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Friday The 13th Is Bringing A Classic Movie Character To The Game

It's not often that a character can make it through a horror film, much less several of them. But that's exactly the case for one hero of the Friday the 13th series and, thanks to a new trailer for the upcoming game based on those slasher flicks, we now know he's coming back at least one more time.

The new trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game shows off the triumphant return of Tommy Jarvis. We see a preppy camper banging on a busted radio calling for help and, moments later, help comes strutting out of the woods with a shotgun over his shoulder. It's none other than a grownup version of Tommy Jarvis, and he's here to give old "maggot head" a run for his money.

For those of you who don't see what all of the fuss is about, having Tommy Jarvis arrive would be about the same as if you were playing an Alien game, called for help and Ellen Ripley arrived just in the nick of time.

Unfortunately for Jarvis, he's lived a tortured life thanks to the masked star of the Friday the 13th films. He first appears in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, played by none other than a young Corey Feldman. You can't keep a good killer down, though, which is why Jarvis makes his return in A New Beginning and Jason Lives, each time played by a different actor as the character ages.

The most recent star to voice the role of Tommy Jarvis was Thom Mathews, who fans will be delighted to know has returned to voice the character in the upcoming game.

Folks who backed this project during its crowdfunding phase have been privy to all sorts of information pertaining to its development. One of the commenters to the above trailer claims to be one of those backers and explains why ole' Tommy Jarvis is making a return. According to MrDayDay112, the way players will survive in Friday the 13th: The Game is to perform various acts like repairing a radio, car, boat or the like. It looks like repairing some items will allow the player to take on the role of a hero, such as Jarvis, who will basically strut into the game world with better stats, gear and a fighting chance of beating the stuffing out of Jason. If you've ever played a game like Star Wars: Battlefront, then you know exactly how this works. Perform the correct in-game requirements and, bam, you get to become a badass for a while.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.