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Friday the 13th is officially coming to Nintendo Switch

Published: 20:09, 05 March 2019
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Gun Media's horror Friday the 13th has been officially announced for Nintendo Switch. The Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition will include all previously released DLCs except for Kickstarter exclusives and it's set to release in Spring 2019.

When it comes to new Switch ports, Nintendo have started 2019 pretty strong. With the trio of Resident Evil games recently announced, and Unravel 2, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Dead by Daylight and Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered Edition also confirmed, it's safe to say that Switch players will have plenty choices once these titles hit the store.

The latest addition is Gun Media's slasher Friday the 13th and it will arrive to Switch in the Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition. This version will include every previously released DLC - Jason Kill Packs, both Counselor Clothing Packs, and the Emote Party Pack. The only bit of content that Switch players won't get is the Kickstarter backers exclusive item. 

There is no exact release date at the moment, but the publisher said that they are aiming for Spring 2019 launch. This means that Friday the 13th could drop between Unravel Two and Resident Evil collection.

According to Daniel Nixon, Gun Media’s Director of Communications, the Switch port was developed with the help of Gun Media's partners at Black Tower Studios and Nighthawk Interactive.

Once Friday the 13th launches on Nintendo Switch store, players shouldn't expect additional content as Gun Media previously confirmed that all planned DLCs are cancelled due to a legal battle over the Friday the 13th franchise instigated by the original screenwriter, Victor Miller.

Back then, Creative Director Wes Keltner said that the studio can't add any content to the game and can only focus on bug fixes and optimisation. The case is still in limbo and there is nothing to suggest that an agreement could be close. 

Gun Media picture showing a serial killer attacking a teen Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and it pits seven players controlling the Camp Crystal Lake counsellors against one player who takes the role of serial killer Jason Voorhees.

The game received mixed reviews on launch, and the current Metacritic scores are 61 from critics and 6.2 from players.

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