With exceedingly rare exception, virtually all big games undergo at least one delay before release, and the pandemic has exacerbated that trend in a big way as studios learn on the fly to adjust to new methods of working. Along those lines, Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games have delayed Evil Dead: The Game to February 2022 for polishing and to “ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience.” More information on game characters and preordering will come in the meantime, and Bruce Campbell will be featured in the next gameplay video.
We want to thank everyone for your understanding and support and please stay tuned for more information about new character updates, pre-order availability, and the next gameplay video featuring Bruce Campbell.
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) August 5, 2021
Long prior to this delay, Evil Dead: The Game was announced last December at The Game Awards 2020 as a 4v1 survival horror game, and this past June, Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games released a gameplay trailer that showed a variety of playable characters, including Ash, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Cheryl Williams, and Henry the Red. The game will contain more than 25 weapons, including Ash’s Gauntlet, Boomstick, and chainsaw, and skill trees will let you power up your characters. At the same time, one player will be playing as the Kandarian Demon, trying to possess people and consume their souls.
Evil Dead: The Game was only targeting a general 2021 release in the first place, so a delay to February 2022 isn’t extremely surprising. Fans will just have to sit tight and wait for that promised “ultimate” experience. When it does arrive, it will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.