I’m still miffed about Starz cancelling Ash vs. The Evil Dead and the one thing that made the cancellation hurt a bit less was the reveal of Evil Dead: The Game. I’ve been a huge Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi fan for years now and seeing Ash Williams on television each week was one of the best things any Evil Dead fan could ask for.
Hearing that Sabre Interactive has decided to delay the game into February 2022 stings. It’s also for a good reason so how can I be upset at that? Citing the need for extra time to polish the experience is a good sign to me, and I will always back developers who do this to ensure their vision is up to the standard it needs to be in order to succeed.
Evil Dead: The Game will be releasing in February 2022
Hey groovy gamers, we're targeting a new release date to give the team some extra time for polish and to ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for! pic.twitter.com/c5I4OSQshA
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) August 5, 2021
“We want to thank everyone for your understanding and support and please stay tuned for more information about new character updates, pre-order availability, and the next gameplay video featuring Bruce Campbell,” the team confirmed.
This additional time will help the team working on the project to implement a single-player option that allows players to enjoy the game without the need to rely on co-op partners. You’ll play as one of several characters including Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, with Bruce Campbell returning to voice his iconic character.
Either as a human or a Kandarian Demon, you’ll face off against each other either by taking down demons or possessing players and taking the others out. Whether it turns out to be good or bad I’m still going to enjoy myself since we never saw Ash Williams join Mortal Kombat 11 as it was heavily rumoured. More Evil Dead is what I want and this is the next best thing to another season of Ash vs. The Evil Dead.