Evil Dead: The Game release delayed for polish and to add a single-player component

Evil Dead: The Game has been delayed to next year.

Originally slated to release this year on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Evil Dead: The Game has instead been delayed to February 2022.

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According to the developer, Boss Team Games, the extra time will give the team a chance to give it some extra polish and to ensure it is the “ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for.”

The additional time will also allow the team to implement a single-player option.

Boss Team’s co-op and PvP multiplayer action title was announced at The Game Awards in December 2020. Based on the Evil Dead franchise and characters, the game casts players against the forces of evil that have been unleashed from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, with sights and sounds inspired by the films and the Ash vs Evil Dead television series.

In it, you will work as a team of four survivors, including Ash, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Cheryl Williams, Henry the Red, and more, to fight the Deadites and banish the Kandarian Demon.

Alternatively, you can become the Demon yourself, using your powers of possession to stop the survivors and swallow their souls.

There will be over 25 weapons to use, including Ash’s Gauntlet, Boomstick, and chainsaw, and you will be able to level up a variety of skill trees to grow even stronger in order to survive the night.

More information about new character updates, pre-order availability and the next gameplay video featuring Bruce Campbell is coming soon.