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Evil Dead The Game release date, gameplay, and more

After spending some time in Dead By Daylight, Ash earned a game of his own, and here's when the Evil Dead The Game release date was.

Evil Dead The Game Release Date: Ash Williams standing in a battle ready position in the woods.

Saber Interactive’s Evil Dead: The Game is a game built for fans of Sam Raimi’s cult horror trilogy of the same name. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, demon-hunter extraordinaire, in a game that pits player against player with characters and ‘deadites’ from every era of the Evil Dead franchise.

Evil doesn’t take days off and neither does Ash. Evil Dead: The Game is an asymmetrical multiplayer survival experience that offers an action-packed take on the genre that is often dominated by stealth-based games. If you can’t think of anything better than chainsawing a possessed demon with your pals, then we have everything you need to know about Evil Dead The Game, including when it released.

Evil Dead The Game release date

Following an unfortunate delay, the Evil Dead The Game release date finally arrived on May 13, 2022. The decision to delay its launch was made in order to “give the team some extra time for polish”.

The game launched on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Evil Dead The Game trailers

Prior to launch, Saber Interactive shared several trailers showcasing cinematics and gameplay.

Evil Dead: The Game was first revealed at the 2020 Game Awards with the following trailer – as you can see, it confirmed that all three Evil Dead movies and the Ash vs Evil Dead series would be represented in some way in the final game.

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At E3 2021, its first gameplay trailer aired. You can watch that below in the gameplay section. Then, just before its May release date, Saber dropped an epic launch trailer, which was a rapid fire montage of gameplay snippets.

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Evil Dead The Game gameplay

Evil Dead: The Game blends cooperative survival gameplay with exciting asymmetrical PvP melee combat to create a unique, but bloody, multiplayer experience. This one isn’t for the faint of heart.

Players will be able to “team up as classic Evil Dead heroes” and “live the nightmare”, fighting evil and saving the world. Or, if that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you can take control of the “vile Kandarian demon” itself and use the power of possession to stop the heroes from completing their ritual and banishing you to whichever hell you came from.

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There are a variety of weapons at your disposal, no matter what side of the fight you’re on, but the game mostly leans on melee combat. Ash’s legendary Boomstick does get a look-in, though, so fear not.

There’s an overview of the Evil Dead: The Game, including its release date. If you’re looking for more similar experiences, consult our best horror games or best survival games guide – you’re bound to find something excellent to play.