Fans of Ash vs. Evil Dead were hit in the gut last year when Starz cancelled it after three seasons. But Bruce Campbell has provided a bit of solace. He confirmed the return of the franchise in the form of a new video game. It was first hinted at last year, but in a recent chat with TV Insider, Campbell provided a few more details on what’s to come.
“We’ll see more Evil Dead, that’s for sure,” explained Campbell. “There is an Evil Dead video game (coming) out. A fully immersive video game probably within a year. I’m not sure about the day. There will be variations of that. There won’t be the original Ash anymore. That guy is done.”
Campbell noted in the past that he would take part in the project, even if Ash won’t be the primary focus. When talking with Bloody Disgusting last year, Campbell said, “I’ll be Ash for that, because I wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up.” Even though Ash might not be a playable character, it sounds like he may at least guide a new hero.
Over the years, Evil Dead-licensed video games gained cult favorite status. Evil Dead: Hail To the King came out in 2000 for PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast, with Resident Evil-style gameplay. A Fistful of Boomstick and Regeneration came out a few years later for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Earlier this year, Campbell’s Ash returned as a playable character in the multiplayer hit Dead By Daylight.
As far as what platform the new Evil Dead game will end up on, Campbell wouldn’t say. However, the words “fully immersive” suggest that it might be a virtual reality experience. This would likely be a chance for fans to hold the iconic chainsaw or “boomstick” shotgun.
As far as when the game will officially get a reveal, that could possibly happen as soon as this summer. E3 and San Diego Comic-Con are coming up, and either event would be ideal to announce Evil Dead’s return.
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