Bruce Campbell has revealed that a "fully immersive" Evil Dead game is being developed and should be out within a year, but the original Ash Williams won't be in it.
Campbell, who has been playing Ash for over 30 years, has hinted at a new Evil Dead game before, but he's basically confirmed it this time around.
"We’ll see more Evil Dead, that’s for sure," he said in an interview with TV Insider. "There is an Evil Dead video game 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."
That's about all the actor had to say about that, so, apart from knowing that it should be released within the next 12 months, there's not much else to go on. The timeframe does seem to suggest that we could learn more about this new Evil Dead project during June's E3, however.
The original Evil Dead title dates all the way back to 1984. The game was developed by Palace Software for the Commodore 64, BBC Micro, and ZX Spectrum, and was based off 1981's The Evil Dead movie. Since that first one, a few other officially licensed games based on the film have been published but, admittedly, they're nothing to shout about. Hopefully, the upcoming title will be worth a shout or two.
Meanwhile, Ash has been on the rise as of late. The character, voiced by Campbell, was added to Dead by Daylight recently. It was also rumored that he would be added to Mortal Kombat 11 as a DLC, but Campbell has since poured cold water on the reports, performing a "finishing move against a certain internet rumor," via a tweet earlier this month.
Despite previous Evil Dead games not making that big of a splash and the movie not being as big a horror franchise as some of the others, the name does have a respectable following and a new survival-horror title could prove to be a big one as a result.
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