The Friday the 13th: The Game developer is taking over publishing duties from Good Shepherd Entertainment for the multiplayer title.
Teravision Games’ asymmetrical multiplayer title Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game was announced last year for release in early 2023. It’s not out yet, but IllFonic (of Friday the 13th: The Game fame) is confirmed to co-develop and publish the title, taking over from Good Shepherd Entertainment.
In a recent press release, IllFonic CEO and co-founder Charles Brungardt said, “When we first started talking to Good Shepherd Entertainment and Teravision Games about this possibility, we were very excited about the IP. Then we got to know the team at Teravision and knew we were going to make this happen. Everyone at Good Shepherd has made the handoff process of this project enjoyable, as there is a lot of behind-the-scenes business to make something like this possible.
“And we are thrilled to help create another experience for the community they can truly immerse themselves in. Imagining yourself in this universe is wild. It is why we love creating and publishing games for IPs we are fans of!”
Enrique Fuentes, Teravision Games CEO and co-founder, also said, “We are excited about partnering with IllFonic for Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game. They have more experience than anyone in the industry in the asymmetrical multiplayer genre. The combined passions of Teravision Games and IllFonic will allow us to take the game to the next level and make us feel confident about the challenges of multiplayer at this scale.”
A release date wasn’t announced, but it is coming to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. It’s based on the 80s horror film of the same name, with a team of three Killer Klowns hunting down seven humans in Crescent Cove. The Klowns have unique abilities, while the humans can utilize different weapons.
Interestingly, Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game was announced at last year’s Gamescom Opening Night Live. Perhaps a new trailer and release date will be revealed at today’s showcase, which airs at 11 AM PT.