Today, during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest livestream, Evil Dead The Game, first announced during the 2020 Game Awards, made an appearance, with looks at gameplay, enemies, and combat. Earlier in the week, it was announced that the game would appear on the stream.
In terms of gameplay, Evil Dead The Game looks remarkably similar to other asynchronous multiplayer horror games such as Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th – though from the looks of the trailer, the enemy count seems to be higher. The trailer also showed off drivable vehicles and the ability to play as the demon hunting down the other player characters.
Narrated by actor Bruce Campbell, the trailer revealed a few tidbits about player objectives, which include collecting pages of the Necronomicon, lost tapes, and other “lost artifacts.”
You can get a look at the game in the video below:
Evil Dead The Game doesn’t have a specific release date yet, but it is expected to launch sometime this year. As the name implies, it’s an adaptation of The Evil Dead movie series, which debuted in 1981 with director Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. In 2013, director Fede Álvarez was tasked with rebooting the series, though since then it’s been relatively quiet. Maybe a video game will spark more life into this long-running series?