Hail to the king, baby!
We've got an insanely surprising announcement out of this year's Game Awards, as Bruce Campbell is headed back to the iconic cabin in the woods as Ash Williams for Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive's Evil Dead: The Game, the first Evil Dead video game since 2005's Evil Dead: Regeneration!
The reveal trailer showcases some of the game's co-op and PvP action, as Ash recounts the events of the original film via voiceover. It appears Dana DeLorenzo’s Kelly Maxwell from "Ash vs. Evil Dead" and Marcus Gilbert's Lord Arthur from Army of Darkness will also appear in the game!
The press release details, ""Work together as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key artifacts 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, humor, 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."
"I’m excited to be strapping on the chainsaw one more time," said Campbell. "Boss Team and Saber Interactive are planning a huge immersive dealio, and I knew I had to come back. You’ll be able to step into my shoes and kick some Deadite ass!"
A release date has yet to be announced, but it was revealed Evil Dead: The Game will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime in 2021.
Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for more updates!