Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle sees Jason Voorhees slash his way to Switch just in time for Halloween.

Iconic serial killer and horror movie villain, Jason Voorhees, will be coming to Switch later this month. Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle places players in the shoes of the famous hockey mask-wearing villain.  According to the game’s official press release, Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle will feature levels in a camp, Manhattan, and Space (locales that fans of the franchise will recognize) among others.

Slide Jason around an isometric level to attack his victims, either directly with collectible murder weapons like chainsaws and machetes, or indirectly, by frightening them into environmental hazards like campfires, bear traps, and vats of bubbling acid. Gruesome action-based “Kill Scenes” punctuate the puzzling as you progress through multiple episodes, from classic campgrounds to more exotic locations such as Manhattan, abandoned amusement parks, supermax prisons, beach resorts, outer space and even—through a time-travel twist—Victorian London and other eras.

If the gameplay style described in the press release sounds familiar, it’s worth noting that Blue Wizard Digital developed the stellar Slayaway Camp. That indie gem was a fantastic tribute to slasher movies, by using simple gameplay, smart puzzles, and a cute, but gory animation style.

Friday The 13th fans (and Switch owners) should be happy to see Jason take the spotlight once again. The previous games featuring Jason never made their way to Switch. There’s the asymmetrical multiplayer game, Friday The 13th: The Game, the platformer/horror game, Friday The 13th for NES, and he was also a downloadable character in the stellar Mortal Kombat X. With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s great to see a developer take an iconic character and put it into a game that fits the source material.

Strategic gameplau is front and center in Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle
Jason Voorhees stalks his victims in Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle

As a huge fan of Slayaway Camp, I’m excited to spend hours hunting down unsuspecting camp counselors in creative ways. Blue Wizard Digital’s previous game was a surprising experience that I cherished. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I adore horror movies. Combining these two things is a welcome treat. Jason Voorhees will stalk his way onto Switch on October 25th for Nintendo Switch. There’s no price for the game at the moment, but we will update the article once it’s available. Are you a fan of Friday The 13th? Are you excited to play as the iconic Jason Voorhees? What’s your favorite Friday The 13th film? Leave a comment below and be on the lookout for Friday The 13th: Killer Puzzle later this month.

Andrew Gonzalez
Andrew Gonzalez is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of Xbox Enthusiast. When not writing about Xbox, he's usually reading comics, talking about Taylor Swift, and dreaming of the perfect Jet Force Gemini Reboot. You can follow him on Twitter. @AJGVulture89