Bringing Jason Voorhees from Camp Crystal Lake to brightly lit shopping aisles, the "Ultimate Slasher Edition" (for the Nintendo Switch) of Gun Media's Friday the 13th: The Game is now in North American retail stores via Nighthawk Interactive, complete with multiplayer and single player modes, as well as previously released DLC and a limited edition poster.

Press Release: EDISON, NEW JERSEY – Aug. 13, 2019 – Grisly survival horror game Friday the 13th: The Game stalked its way into North American retail stores, now available courtesy of distributor Nighthawk Interactive. Publisher Gun Media and developer Black Tower Studios are bringing the famed franchise to the Nintendo Switch system for the first time with the Ultimate Slasher Edition, featuring the complete original game and all previously released downloadable content* (DLC) – plus the bonus of an 11”x17” limited-edition poster. Physical Nintendo Switch copies are available now through major retailers for $39.99.

Friday the 13th: The Game is a faithful tribute to the original movie franchise with iconic film locations and character models painstakingly recreated down to the bloody details. The gory game pits eight players against each other, either as one of seven teen counselors, or as iconic killer Jason Voorhees himself. Counselors must search for the tools to survive, escape or even try to take down the infamous murder machine, while Jason must rely on his array of abilities to track, hunt and slaughter his prey. The teens contend with time itself, too, as Jason not only feeds off the fear of his victims, but also becomes stronger as the night progresses.

Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition for the Nintendo Switchoffers a unique experience and includes:

  • All Previously Released Content – Includes all 10 single-player challenges, every map, character, counselor outfit, Jason skin, additional kills for Jason, and the complete Virtual Cabin experience – plus an exclusive limited edition 11x17 poster.
  • Eight-Person Multiplayer and Single Player Modes – On maps spanning multiple iconic locations from the movie franchise, players 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 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 unlock new playable Counselor and Jason models, 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.
  • 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).

Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition is available now at North American retailers for Nintendo Switch, priced at $39.99. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

About Nighthawk Interactive

Built by a team of industry veterans, Nighthawk Interactive aims to combine their proven experience with the ever-changing needs of modern game development. With a strong focus on publishing, co-publishing, retail distribution and business development support, Nighthawk is about helping developers make the great games we love to play. For more information about Nighthawk, visit www.NighthawkInteractive.com, and follow us on Twitter at (@NH_Interactive).

About Gun Media

Based in Kentucky, Gun Media is a publisher of interactive entertainment comprised of industry veterans with unique and complementary backgrounds. The mission of Gun is to build fresh and exciting interactive experiences for a wide range of platforms and gamers. The team shares a vision that game development is not just the creation of a product, but the blending of art, design, and technology to produce an experience that engages and entertains players from all over the world.

About Black Tower Studios

Black Tower Studios is located in Tokyo, Japan. Comprised of industry veterans from around the world, developers at Black Tower Studios have worked on a variety of AAA titles across multiple publishers.

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