Friday the 13th: The Game coming to Nintendo Switch

Jason Voorhees returns with Friday the 13th: The Game's debut on Nintendo Switch.


Talk about a killer comeback. Friday the 13th: The Game is stalking players all the way to Nintendo Switch this spring.

Developer Gun Media is bringing the bloody game to the Switch with the release of Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition. It's set to include all previously released content and paid DLC, including the Jason Kill Packs, both Counselor Clothing Packs, and the Emote Party Pack. It won't come with the Kickstarter-exclusive "Savini Jason" model or the clothing pack that was made available to backers, but players will get just about everything else.

This is a great move that should make fans happy, considering the game was effectively kept from releasing additional DLC for the versions of the game already out on the market. This is thanks to a legal battle with the original Friday the 13th's franchise screenwriter Victor Miller, who's working to take back the rights to the characters he created for the original film.

Jason Voorhees
Jason Voorhees

“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.

But while Gun Media can't put together any new content for the series, which doesn't sit well with fans still, there's nothing technically stopping the company from working on dedicated servers for consoles or taking care of what's already out, especially since Switch owners needed a chance to try it out.

There isn't an official release date just yet, but it should be hitting the system soon enough, so make sure you've got all your teenage slasher equipment ready to go.

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From The Chatty
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    March 5, 2019 9:35 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Friday the 13th: The Game coming to Nintendo Switch

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      March 5, 2019 9:44 AM


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      March 5, 2019 10:00 AM

      Weird, I thought this game ran into some licensing issues and wasn't going to be around for much longer? Guess that got squared away.

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        March 5, 2019 4:02 PM

        Yeah that was my impression too, might have to check it out here and squad up with some friends on the family account.

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        March 5, 2019 5:16 PM

        What's the story, I thought they had the license, or did after their kickstarter

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        March 5, 2019 5:46 PM

        Guys, really? Click the damn link.

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          March 5, 2019 5:58 PM

          What happens if I click the link?

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          March 5, 2019 6:56 PM

          sounds like a trap

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          March 5, 2019 8:33 PM

          It doesn’t really go into detail on that bit...just that thanks to the ongoing legal battle it will be released. Maybe I can’t read :(

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        March 5, 2019 7:02 PM

        But while Gun Media can't put together any new content for the series

        Can port, cannot change assets. Which is laughable since they'll need to change some assets for it to work on the switch.

        Apparently, they can't even add a new rock on the ground without risking getting sued.

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      March 5, 2019 5:45 PM

      I love this game. It's super janky (or at least it was when I played it last) but it's so much fun.

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      March 5, 2019 8:42 PM

      people watched the movies for the nudity. is there any nudity in the game?

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