The Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game adding new Leatherface skin designed by Greg Nicotero

Special effects legend Greg Nicotero has designed a new Leatherface skin for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game

The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game from Gun Interactive and Sumo Nottingham was just released for play on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on August 18th – and one month later, the developers have announced (via Bloody Disgusting and GameSpot) that new content will be available next month! For $16, players will be able to purchase the “Nicotero Leatherface” pack, which includes a new chainsaw with custom sounds, a new kill animation for all versions of Leatherface in the game, and a new skin for Leatherface that was designed by special effects legend Greg Nicotero.

This is far from the first time Nicotero has associated with Leatherface, as he also worked on the films Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and Texas Chainsaw 3D.

Matches of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game pit 4 victim characters against 3 killer characters. The story of the game has the following set-up: When Maria Flores went missing, and local law enforcement seemed to stall out in their search, her younger sister Ana teamed up with some of Maria’s friends from college to pick up the trail. The game takes place before the events of director Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (watch it HERE).

Kane Hodder (who also worked on Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III) did the motion-capture performance for Leatherface in the game, as well as the Grandpa character. Other motion-capture performers include Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs) as The Hitch-hiker; Troy Burgess (Swedish Dicks) as The Cook; Kristina Klebe (Don’t Kill It) as new killer character Sissy; and Dove Meir (Dig) as new killer character Johnny. Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) did the mo-cap for all of the female victim characters while Hunter C. Smith (Lucky) did the mo-cap for all of the male victim characters. Although Whalen did the mo-cap for the Hitch-hiker, Edwin Neal, who played the character in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, provided his voice for the game. Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night) provided the voice of Johnny. You can find out more about the killer characters at THIS LINK and the victim characters HERE.

Bloody Disgusting unveiled a video of Nicotero discussing his Leatherface design with Wes Keltner of Gun Interactive, and you can watch that in the embed below.

Do you play the Texas Chainsaw Massacre video game, and will you be buying the Nicotero Leatherface pack? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/tcm-nicotero-leatherface/

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