Just when you thought it was safe to go gaming on Nintendo– Jason Voorhees has returned to the console he debuted in all those years ago. Which ironically makes the NES Jason skin almost automatic now doesn’t it?
Whelp! This is an interesting bit of news today. Friday the 13th: The Game which has been languishing after being hit with a roadblock of a lawsuit (which currently favors the writer of the original movie and the appeal has been dropped- for now). You’d think that be the last gasp?
Ironically, like the iconic hockey-masked slasher himself, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Announced today by Gun Media (per Variety), Friday the 13th: The Game is coming to the Nintendo Switch THIS SPRING with the “Ultimate Slasher” Edition. It’s basically like the “ultimate” edition released last year on the PS4 and X-Box One with most of the DLC available. Save, of course, the Tom Savini-designed Jason and alternate colors for the councilors (all of which could only have gotten if you funded the game’s Kickstarter, or were lucky when that glitch occurred that allowed some players the ability to unlock the skin.
Now the question if you haven’t been able to play the game on either consoles or Steam before is worth it? I’d say the answer is yes. The concept of one player being Jason and the others being the councilors is a nice cat/mouse feel which perfectly captures what the movies were.
Likewise, the glitches (and oh boy there are glitches) which just make an experience playing the game even more amusing. Plus it does have an NES Jason skin which makes things feel more probably at home when playing it on an NES console.
I mean come on. You know playing this skin on a Nintendo Switch just feels all the more right:
Though now I wonder with the partnership of Microsoft and Nintendo allowing online users does this mean those users on X-Box: One can play as Savini Jason and scare the crap out of those on the Switch?
I guess we’ll find out when the game is released this spring.