Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:41am 11/06/21 | 0 Comments
And it features Bruce Campbell, so you know there's at least some credence to the chops behind this licensed affair, but what really jumps off the page that isn't a curse is that it looks fantastic.
From developer Saber Interactive and published by Boss Team Games, this new third-person monster-fest might be the left-field games summon you didn't know you were looking for.
Here's another obligatory Necronomicon book and page and content reference in quoted form from the unlikely cabin dwellers behind the game:
For the first time ever, the Evil Dead universe comes together in one over-the-top experience starring boomstick-brandishing, chainsaw-wielding horror hero Ashley J. Williams. Boss Team Games has entered into an epic collaboration with Renaissance Pictures, STUDIOCANAL, leading entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) to create this one-of-a-kind game that casts players against the forces of evil that have been unleashed from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, with sights and sounds inspired by the films “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn,” and “Army of Darkness,” as well as the STARZ original “Ash vs Evil Dead” television series.
The game, which is coming to all current platforms by way of PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch and the Xbox family of devices, is described as a co-op and PvP multiplayer title that is out later this year. Here's the official gameplay description:
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 Guantlet, Boomstick, and chainsaw, and advance in a variety of skill trees to grow stronger and survive in this fun co-op and PvP experience.
Of course no book is any good without pictures, so check out the game's reveal trailer embedded below.