Jason is going mobile again for more mayhem. Last year, the hockey-masked killer had Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle debut on Nintendo Switch. Jason Voorhees will have another title joining this platform as Friday the 13th: The Game debuts on Switch Spring 2019.
This is coming off the disappointing news in late 2018 that developers Gun Media can no longer add additional Downloadable Content (DLC) to the game due to the lawsuit over who owns the rights to the characters of Friday the 13th series. This is the same lawsuit that is preventing another film from coming out, which is what fans have been hoping for since the remake back in 2009. The lawsuit though still allows the game to continue as-is, and doesn’t prevent them from expanding to more platforms.
Fans with a Nintendo Switch will be able to try to escape from Jason Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, or to hunt them down if you so prefer. With the Switch, you will be able to take it on the go wherever you want as well. The Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition includes all existing DLC content except for Kickstarter-exclusive items.
“We’re happy to be bringing ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ to the Nintendo Switch with the help of our partners at Black Tower and Nighthawk. The Nintendo Switch offers a unique experience, in both social settings and on the go, that we feel work very well with ‘Friday the 13th: The Game,’” said Daniel Nixon, Gun Media’s Director of Communications to Variety.
Friday the 13th: The Game is celebrating its 2 year anniversary in May. The Switch will become the fourth console to support the game. Switch users will have access to 5 maps that correspond with the first five films and their time period. All of the Jason skins will also be available, except for the special one from make-up artist Tom Savini, which was an exclusive to Kickstarter backers. This still gives them 9 options, which includes the NES and Roy Burns versions. The 14 different playable counselors also are available to use, each with their own strength and weaknesses. This would include Tommy Jarvis as well.
Any Nintendo Switch owners out there looking to pick up this game when available in the spring? Excited to take your survival or killing spree mobile? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!