Friday the 13th: The Game
Jason Voorhees will face Tommy Jarvis once again in "Friday the 13th: The Game." Gun Media

Developer Gun Media just released a new trailer for “Friday the 13th: The Game” and confirmed that it will include a new playable character from the film franchise. The game will allow players to take control of Tommy Jarvis, the protagonist of “Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives."

“Friday the 13th: The Game” was supposed to be released in 2016, but it was pushed back to a 2017 release date. Gun Media revealed that it was adding a single-player campaign which caused the delay. In the recently released trailer for the game, the campaign appears to include Tommy Jarvis as a shotgun-wielding counter to Jason.

The short clip didn’t show much, but it did confirm that actor Thom Matthews has returned to play Jarvis once again. For the uninitiated, the character of Tommy Jarvis first appeared in the fourth installment of the franchise, “The Final Chapter,” as a young kid (played by Corey Feldman), then he later appeared as a teen (played by John Sheperd) in “A New Beginning.” The character became Jason’s nemesis with an adult Jarvis (Matthews) on a mission to bring down Jason once and for all in “Jason Lives.”

Gun Media didn’t reveal what the character will be able to do in the game, but it’s possible that Jarvis will come with some special skills that would set him apart from the regular camp counselors, as pointed out by GameRant. That said, Jarvis is the only playable character in the game that’s equipped with a shotgun.

“Friday the 13th: The Game” doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but Gun Media says it’s aiming for a 2017 launch. Fans are now be able to pre-order the game for $40. Those who backed the Kickstarter campaign will also be given a preview of the multiplayer gameplay soon through a PC beta, according to RelyOnHorror. The full single-player experience will be released sometime in the summer of 2017.