Gamers can work up a sweat this summer with the Evil Dead.
The much-anticipated Evil Dead: The Game–originally planned for a February debut–has been bumped back a bit, according to a report on JoBlo.com, but fans will be able to get their hands on it starting May 13. Check out the official tweet with the announcement on this page.
Hey Evil Dead fans!
When we set out to create a brand new game worthy of the Evil Dead franchise, we knew it had to be groovy as hell. In order to deliver the best possible experience, Evil Dead: The Game is now coming on May 13, 2022. pic.twitter.com/BfuaOdcFVT
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) January 28, 2022
The game–from Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive–is a co-op and PvP multiplayer experience that lets gamers “work together as a team of four survivors–exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear and finding key artifacts to seal the breach between worlds,” according to the official description.
Players also have the option to “take control of the Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and his friends while possessing Deadites, the environment and even survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls.”
The game–available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch and PC–will feature the voice talents of Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, Ray Santiago as Pablo, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly, Marcus Gilbert as Lord Arthur, Ellen Sandweiss as Cheryl and Richard DeManincor as Scott–with special appearances by Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly.
The 1981 The Evil Dead film–written and directed by Sam Raimi–follows five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin who find an audio tape that, when played, releases a horde of demons and spirits. The horror classic earned anywhere from $3 million to $29 million worldwide (the numbers differ wildly) on a budget of just $375,000.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Evil Dead: The Game.