11 Jun

Susan Leighton

Evil Dead: The Game is revving up. With the premiere of the gameplay trailer at Summer Game Fest yesterday, the internet is buzzing with speculation about when it will be released. Fans have been patiently waiting for the unveiling of this venture since it was first announced in 2018 by Bruce Campbell

Reactions have been positive about the characters and the non-stop action. The object of the game is to collect pages from the Necronomicon so that the Kandarian Demon can be sent back to hell where it belongs. This task can be achieved by utilizing over 25 weapons in the arsenal including Ash’s gauntlet, his boomstick, chainsaw and cleavers. 

Rumor has it, that GameStop will be taking pre-orders of Evil Dead: The Game when it becomes available. Bonuses are said to include the Necronomicon steel book and playable Evil Ash. 

While this information hasn’t been OFFICIALLY confirmed, at present, if you ask your local retailer, they will tell you that these are the current details that they have been given but are subject to change once the pre-ordering process begins. At present, there is no ETA on when that will occur. 

However, here is what we do know. In addition to the trademark Raimi gore factor, die-hard Deadite slayers can expect the following when the game comes to market: 

  • Tons of co-op and PVP multiplayer action 
  • All films in the Evil Dead franchise are represented as well as the TV series, Ash vs Evil Dead 
  • Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago will be lending their voices to the effort as Ash Williams, Kelly Maxwell and Pablo Simon Bolivar
  • Other confirmed characters set to appear: Scotty (original Evil Dead), Lord Arthur (Army of Darkness), Henry the Red (Army of Darkness), Cheryl Williams (original Evil Dead), Detective Amanda Fisher (Ash vs Evil Dead), Eligos (Ash vs Evil Dead), Evil Ash (Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness), Ed Getley (Evil Dead II
  • The following characters have not been confirmed as of yet but can be seen in the trailer and cover art Jake (Evil Dead II) and Henrietta (Evil Dead II) 
  • Of course, "The Classic" Delta 88 makes an appearance 
  • Players can choose to be the Kandarian Demon to possess Ash and company, the environment and survivors 
  • Evil Dead: The Game is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC later this year 

So, keep your eyes peeled for GameStop news in the very near future.

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