Evil Dead Ash Williams Bruce Campbell

Announced during The Game Awards 2020, Bruce Campbell is returning to the iconic role of Ash Williams and battling dark forces unleashed from the Book of the Dead in a new multiplayer game from Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive.

Evil Dead: The Game puts you in the shoes of chisel-jawed hero and other characters from the franchise, and although they've gone with a nice simple title, the game takes elements from the trilogy of films as well as the more recent small screen revival, Ash vs Evil Dead. An age-protected reveal trailer is available on YouTube which highlights the over-the-shoulder co-op / PvP action you can look forward to, and it's looking slick!

Here are some more details from the official PR blurb:

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.

The franchise, which started with Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead back in 1981, has always been a sweet mix of grotesque horror and over-the-top action, so this has great potential to be a fun and engaging multiplayer romp. Saber Interactive have some great games to their name, too, with Switch versions of Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered and The Witcher 3 under their belt.

Evil Dead: The Game is coming to all consoles and '2021' is the date attached at present, so we'll be keeping a beedy eye peeled for more info in the new year.

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