Officially unveiled at The Game Awards 2020, Evil Dead: The Game is a new way for horror fans to enjoy the iconic film franchise. Developed by Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games, an official reveal trailer has also been released, providing a glimpse into the graphics and gameplay of the upcoming game. Familiar faces, objects, and locations from the film series also return to the game, as seen in the trailer Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams with his 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88.
"I'm looking forward to going back to the chainsaw," Campbell said of Evil Dead: The Game. "Boss Team and Saber Interactive were planning a huge deal and I knew I had to come back. You will step in my shoes and kick my Deadite ass!"
Evil Dead: The Game is a multiplayer title that features both cooperative and player-versus-player gameplay. Each round will consist of four teams working together to "seal the rift between the worlds", although it is not yet clear what the exact steps will be to achieve this. Meanwhile, others will "take control of the powerful Kandarian demon to hunt down Ash and his friends while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves."
In a move that is sure to please fans, the game will feature all sorts of cool inclusions inspired by the Evil Dead movies. The trailer shows a glimpse of the iconic cabin that was used in the first two films and in the Ash vs. Evil Dead can be seen. Other Easter eggs, such as the necromonicon and the mounted deer head, can also be seen in the footage. There's even a Knight from Army of Darkness who appears in the trailer suggesting a number of other playable characters that players can control alongside Ash.
The game seems to be inspired in part by the success of Friday the 13th: The Game, which debuted on PC and consoles in 2017. In this game, teams of seven camp counselors compete against a player who controls Jason Voorhees, the former trying to escape, the latter trying to kill everyone. The Friday the 13th litigation ended the addition of new content to this title, but its success seems to result in other popular horror franchises getting similar multiplayer games.
After Starz Ash vs. Evil Dead had canceled, Campbell announced that he is retiring to play Ash in more live-action projects. He was clearly still open to voice work for the character, as evidenced by his previous inclusion in the horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight. There have also been rumors of an Evil Dead video game, but so far we haven't received any official confirmation, let alone a trailer and all these details. Let's hope more information will be available soon.
Evil Dead: The game will be released on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch in 2021. The trailer for the game comes to us from IGN on YouTube.
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