Evil Dead: The Game was initially expected to be released this year, but fans will now have to wait until February 2022 to get their hands on it.
“We’re targeting a new release date to give the team some extra time for polish and to ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for!” the developers explained on Twitter. “This additional time is also allowing us to implement a single-player option that will let you enjoy the game when you are without your co-op compadres.”
Evil Dead: The Game comes to us from Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive and will feature the voices of Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, Ellen Sandweiss as Cheryl Williams (The Evil Dead), Richard DeManincor as Scotty (The Evil Dead), Marcus Gilbert as Arthur (Army of Darkness), Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar (Ash vs. Evil Dead), and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell (Ash vs. Evil Dead). The game will be available for the PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official synopsis from Boss Team:
“For the first time ever, the Evil Dead universe comes together in one over-the-top experience starring boomstick-brandishing, chainsaw-wielding horror hero Ashley J. Williams. Boss Team Games has entered into an epic collaboration with Renaissance Pictures, STUDIOCANAL, leading entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and global content leader Lionsgate to create this one-of-a-kind game that casts players against the forces of evil that have been unleashed from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, with sights and sounds inspired by the films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness, as well as the STARZ original Ash vs Evil Dead television series.
“Work together as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key artefacts to seal the breach between worlds. Or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and his friends while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls.
“Plenty of surprises await in this gore-filled battle against evil that captures the characters, horror, humour, and action from the franchise. Battle across memorable locations including the infamous cabin in the woods, brought to life with tons of terrifying visuals and all-new dialogue from Bruce Campbell. Discover more than 25 weapons, including Ash’s Gauntlet, Boomstick, and chainsaw, and advance in a variety of skill trees to grow stronger and survive in this fun co-op and PvP experience.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)