Friday the 13th: The Game Continues to Survive with a Newly-Announced Nintendo Switch Version

You will soon be able to fight to survive (or to kill every last counselor) on the go with this upcoming port.

By Chris Morse

Like Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th: The Game is the game that just won't stay down. As reported by Variety, the developers behind the title are giving you a brand-new way to kill time while killing every last counselor with an upcoming Nintendo Switch version of the multiplayer game.

Considering the legal troubles surrounding the franchise as a whole right now, this is definitely a surprising move for a studio that is limited in what it is allowed to do with the property. Fortunately for Switch owners, the ongoing legal dispute between Sean Cunningham of Horror Inc and Victor Miller will not stop the company from releasing what it has already created on a new platform.

The Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition will arrive this spring and includes all currently released content and paid DLC with the exception of its Kickstarter backer exclusives, which continue to remain exclusive, much to the joy of those who supported the game's original crowdfunding efforts. This is a similar release to what is already available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Gun Media director of communications Daniel Nixon had the following to say in a statement regarding the announcement of the game's Nintendo Switch release.

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."

As mentioned, Gun Media has partnered up with two other companies to bring this port to life, which is a standard move for studios that want to bring their games to the portable console. Like most multiplayer games, you will need a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to play this title. Fortunately, that will only cost you $19.99 per month and it includes a host of other goodies and incentives, making it well worth the commitment, especially if you factor in the inclusion of Jason Voorhees.

Friday the 13th: The Game will arrive on the Nintendo Switch this spring. Whenever we learn of the exact release date, we will be sure to let you know right here on Dead Entertainment.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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