Asymmetrical horror games have become extremely popular over the past few years, and it’s pretty easy to see why – a lot of people like to be scared, and a handful of people like to engage in murder fantasies involving their friends. One of the most beloved of the subgenre has been Gun Interactive Friday the 13th: the game, which bagged the iconic IP for fans and provided a great, well-rounded approach to countless morbid and bloody hide-and-seek games.
Last week at the Gaming Awards, Team Gun unveiled their next take on a classic horror franchise: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That’s right, put on your best skin masks, folks, because it’s gonna get really bloody in here.
“A game based on real events.” Cute. Really cute. Although no publish window has yet been provided, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Multiplayer gaming is set to make its way to Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 5, and PC soon.
The first licensed franchise game since 1983 – Although Leatherface has appeared in the past as DLC for games like Gun Interactive Death by the light of day, as good as Mortal combat (no, really), this is the first direct connection to a game since the little-known 1983 release for the Atari 2600. If you think of a notoriously controversial grindhouse horror film getting its own video game at the start of the ’80s was controversial… well, you’re not wrong.
Apparently the original Texas Chainsaw The 8-bit game was a huge flop at the time, as parents weren’t entirely enthusiastic about their children inhabiting the body of a cannibalistic serial killer. Plus, to be fair, we also can’t imagine the game being really good.
Take this moment for a horror horror message – Now that we have your attention, we would also like to take this moment to remind readers that Tobe Hooper’s 1986 sequel to his original grindhouse classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, is a piece of horror and dark comedy film genius, and well worth a watch. There’s Dennis Hopper wandering through a bunch of tunnels under an abandoned amusement park wielding two chainsaws and throwing dynamite.
He reigns, that’s what we’re trying to say. If anyone has a direct line to Gun Interactive, please say we’d love a Chop-Top and / or Stretch DLC for their next game.