Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees

'Friday the 13th: The Game' has been delayed until 2017.

Gun Media - which raised funds for the upcoming video game via a Kickstarter campaign - had hoped to have the title out before the end of 2016 but has made the decision to delay it until next Spring so they can add more modes and levels.

Originally the game was to just be a be third-person, asymmetrical multi-player survival horror with one player controlling the hockey mask-wearing psychopath and seven others taking charge of camp counsellors trying to escape from Camp Crystal Lake and avoid being murdered. This version will come out in at Spring time.

But now Gun Media are creating a single-player campaign with multiple strands, including missions "ripped straight from the film" series and functionality where you can play as Tommy Jarvis in the multiplayer portion of the game. This will hit consoles next Summer.

In the slasher franchise, Tommy - first played by Corey Feldman - is responsible for killing Jason in fourth movie 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' and then has to overcome his mental health problems in 'Friday the 13th: A New Beginning' in order to defeat a copycat killer. In 'Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives' he accidentally resurrects Jason from the dead and grants him superhuman powers and then must drown him in Crystal Lake to defeat him again.

Developers Gun Media obtained the license to the 'Friday the 13th' movie franchise from director Sean S. Cunningham - who helmed the first instalment and owns the license.

The developers hired horror special effects legend Tom Savini - who worked on the original 1980 'Friday the 13th' film and 1984's 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' - to bring Jason to life and come up with imaginative ways to kill the counsellors.

There will still be a Beta Release this autumn, including four additional beta keys for friends when the game is pre-ordered.

New of the game's hold-up follows the delay of the new 'Friday the 13th' movie.

The reboot of the iconic horror franchise was slated for release early next year but has now been pushed back to October 13, 2017, Paramount Pictures have announced.