Looking for a place to vacation on spring break? Why don’t you bring your Nintendo Switch along and check out Camp Crystal Lake! Too bad there’s no Friday the 13th on 2019’s calendar… unless you count the horror game ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’ releasing this spring for the Switch.

As reported by Variety, Jason Voorhees will be lurking and ready to strike. “’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.”

The Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Switch Edition will come with “all released content and paid DLC, including every Jason Kill Pack, both Counselor Clothing Packs, and the Emote Party Pack. It does not the include Kickstarter backer exclusive “Savini Jason” character or the backer exclusive clothing pack.”

Previously released on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the game’s release on the Switch may be a reality due to a lawsuit. Screenwriter Victor Miller fought and won the rights to anything Friday the 13th related within the US (producers from the film have rights to international). As part of that judgement, Gun Media cannot create any new content for the game. They’re limited to patches and maintenance, but no new assets.

Limited by that ruling, the game can only live on with the current fan base and ports. Originally pitched on KickStarter and planned for more updates, this loophole is a fun way we can play a multiplayer survive and seek game based around the franchise.

Ready to play as Jason or try and escape Camp Crystal Lake?


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)