Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition Heading To Switch This August

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Having already spent the last couple of years terrorizing would-be escapees of Camp Crystal Lake on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, hockey mask aficionado Jason Vorhees has set his sights on terrorizing an entirely new audience.

As we previously reported, Friday the 13th: The Game is finally heading to the Nintendo Switch, and after a brief delay (it was originally due out this past spring), things are on track for a release in August. Not only will you be able to play as Jason (or his would-be victims) on the go, but Gun Media and developer Black Tower Studios are bringing an “Ultimate Slasher Edition” to retail, which is sure to please longtime fans.

The physical version will come equipped with the full base game, all released downloadable content and a limited edition poster. While there’ll certainly be plenty for gamers to dig into, it doesn’t look like this release will feature any new content; an unfortunate consequence of the infamous lawsuit between Sean S. Cunningham, director of the first movie, and Victor Miller, who penned the screenplay. It’s a real shame, especially since a map for the Grendel spaceship and a playable version of Uber Jason (both from the campy sci-fi slasher Jason X) were completed by the developers.

Here’s what the Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition includes:

  • All DLC and Retail Exclusive Content* – In addition to all previously released DLC – including 10 single player challenges, new maps, characters, counselor outfits, Jason skins, additional kills for Jason and the complete Virtual Cabin experience – the physical edition also offers exclusive Bloody Jason Skins and clothing packs.
  • Eight-Person Multiplayer and Single Player Modes – On maps spanning multiple iconic locations from the movie franchise, players will match up online as either Jason Voorhees or a Camp Counselor trying to survive the night. Players seeking lower pressure slasher fun can take the fight offline in matches with AI bots.
  • Killer Variety  Players can don the mask of their favorite incarnations of Jason Voorhees as depicted in films two through nine. Each Jason is hand-crafted with specific strengths, weaknesses, and exclusive brutal kills. The retail edition offers even more brutal execution options, with the Pick Axe, Pig Splitter and Machete Kill Packs.
  • Character Customization – As players level up, they will unlock new playable Counselor and Jason models that can be purchased with Customization Points (CPs). CPs also unlock new kills for Jason, game-changing perks that help Camp Counselors survive the night, emotes for self-expression, and various regalia appropriate for a funeral … or seven. The retail edition includes the Spring Break ’84 Clothing and Halloween Costume Packs for players to try on before the murder party.
  • Franchise Authenticity – The game draws expertise from horror icons including Sean S. Cunningham (director/creator of Friday the 13th), Tom Savini (FX legend and effects director of Friday the 13th), composer Harry Manfredini (various compositions from the franchise) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees actor; Part 7, 8 and 9).

Physical copies of the new Nintendo Switch version of Friday the 13th: The Game are available for pre-order from both GameStop and Amazon, and it’ll be coming to Target and Best Buy soon, at a retail price of $39.99. We’re definitely interested to see how this portable version will fare on the go, and you should make sure to check back in a few months for a detailed review.

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