Friday the 13th: The Game Arrives on Nintendo Switch, Launch Trailer Released

Become (or survive) the ultimate slasher in the complete edition of the game, now available on the hybrid console.

By Chris Morse

This week marks the long-awaited release of Friday the 13th: The Game on the Nintendo Switch. Originally slated to arrive sometime in the spring, it was announced in June that the title would finally arrive this August and so it has.

Similar to the “Ultimate Slasher Edition” of the game already available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Switch version, now available on Amazon, includes all currently-released content and paid DLC with the exception of its Kickstarter-backer exclusives, much to the joy of those who supported the game's original crowdfunding effort. The physical retail version also includes an 11"x17" limited-edition poster.

To bring this port to life, Gun Media partnered up with two other companies, 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 year 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 is available now on Nintendo Switch. For all the latest on the Friday the 13th franchise, be sure to follow 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