It has been a few years since the last movie in Sam Raimi's hit horror franchise The Evil Dead, but that has not stopped fans from clamoring for more from the IP. The zombie movies have developed quite the cult following, and have remained in the conversation almost 30 years since the first film's release.
The Evil Dead has always been a franchise seeped with pop culture references, and for years has seemed ripe for a foray into the video game world. Well, wishes may finally be coming true.
Evil Dead: The Game has been announced as a part of The Game Awards. The game is being developed by Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games.
The full trailer can be seen below:
WHAT THIS MEANS
This is exciting news for anyone who a fan of either the Evil Dead film series or just horror games in general. While there is not much to glean from the short trailer that was debuted, fans can draw some conclusions based on the bit of evidence presented. The trailer focuses on what looks to be four player co-op, fighting against an ethereal being of some sort.
With the popularity of games such as Dead By Daylight and Friday The 13th, it would not be a jump to say that Evil Dead: The Game will be the next in a string of asymmetrical multiplayer horror games. Plus if you add in the past projects from developer Saber Interactive, like World War Z this seems like a match made in heaven.
As for when we see this game? That is up in the air. They give a date of 2021, but that could mean anything. With no definitive date given fans should not expect early next year, but should not be surprised if they are taking on the dead come spring or summer.