Gun Media has revealed that it is bringing Friday The 13th: The Game to Nintendo Switch this Spring. The game was originally funded via Kickstarter and was released in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Friday the 13th: The Game - Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition will include all of the content released for the game so far, including all of the paid-for DLC. That includes every Jason Kill Pack, both Counselor Clothing Packs, and the Emote Party Pack, but stops short at including the Kickstarter backer-exclusive “Savini Jason” character, or the backer-exclusive clothing pack.
Daniel Nixon, Gun Media’s Director of Communications, told Variety:
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'.
This news is perhaps surprising, given that Gun Media has been prevented from releasing more DLC for the existing versions due to a legal battle with the original screenwriter of the movie franchise, Victor Miller, who is currently attempting to reclaim the rights to the characters he created for the 1980 movie which established the series.
As a result, Gun Media can only focus on console-dedicated servers and general maintenance, and cannot release any more DLC. This impasse clearly doesn't prevent the developer from releasing additional console versions, hence the news of a Switch port.
Will you be investing in this horror title when it eventually arrives on Switch?