Friday the 13th: The Game has added a slew of new and exciting Easter eggs with its latest update, featuring a virtual cabin full of surprises inspired by the franchise’s best moments. One of these includes an appearance from a young Jason Voorhees, as portrayed by Ari Lehman in the original 1980 film.
If you happen to play through the virtual cabin’s second ending, you’ll be given a chance to ride a boat across Crystal Lake. This summons Jason to rise up from the murky depths and drag you underneath the water, just like the infamous dream sequence that ended the first movie. The young Jason makes a second appearance in the virtual cabin. In the basement where there happens to be a sort of gallery of different Jason skins, you get to see young Jason revealed and on display.
As you could expect, this generated a lot of discussion across horror fans, who were desperate to know why this incarnation of Jason was included in the game. It seemed unlikely that players would be able to use him, but why else would the developers take the time and effort to build a 3D model and skin of him? Well, we finally have a little more clarification on that.
Friday the 13th: The Game co-creator Ronnie Hobbs took to Twitter, where he explained that the young incarnation of Jason would not actually be playable.
“About a playable Kid Jason,” Hobbs tweeted. “If you’re suggesting we have a 4-ft tall Kid J grab counselors, lift them up, and perform kills, that technically isn’t possible. Anything custom would be a rework of our entire “Killer” system, unfortunately. Sorry for the bad news, Happy Holidays!”
It still makes one wonder if we’ll be seeing young Jason anywhere else in the game. And if you’re upset about not being able to play as the famous incarnation – have no fear, for Uber Jason is coming soon! The iconic cyborg variant of Jason from Jason X will be included as free DLC later on. He’ll be included with a map based on the Grendel as well, which is the space ship setting for the film.
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