Between multiple hit films, a well-received TV show, and its success in other forms of media, Evil Dead is undoubtedly one of the most revered franchises of the horror genre. While the Evil Dead franchise hasn't seen a new video game for a while now, Bruce Campbell teased a new Evil Dead game a few months back with no real word on it since. To stoke the flames even more, Bruce Campbell stated in a recent interview that an Evil Dead game is on its way relatively soon.
As mentioned previously, Bruce Campbell confirmed the development of the Evil Dead game a few months back when responding to a tweet from a fan. When asked about the possibility of a new Evil Dead game, Bruce Campbell replied with a simple, "Yes."
In an interview done with TV Insider over his hosting of the upcoming Ripley's Believe It or Not! reboot, Campbell was asked briefly about the state of the Evil Dead franchise. Specifically, he was asked, in light of the cancellation of Ash vs. Evil Dead, if there will be another installment in the series.
Campbell explained, "There is an Evil Dead video game out." He added that it is a "fully immersive video game probably within a year. I'm not sure about the day... There won’t be the original Ash anymore. That guy is done."
As of right now, not much detail has been shed on the upcoming Evil Dead game beyond Campbell's nods towards its development and potential release window.
For Evil Dead fans, this is assuredly great news, but there is also likely a level of frustration given that they have not seen gameplay yet. Given the potential disappointment of Mortal Kombat 11 not featuring Ash as a DLC character, despite rumors, a new Evil Dead game is sure to cheer fans up.
Plus, while the definition of "fully immersive" isn't quite clear, "immersion" as a hype word is nonetheless promising. As for comments on the departure of the "original Ash," only time will reveal the direction of main protagonists within the series.
The Evil Dead game has no official release information at the moment.
Source: TV Insider