A new Evil Dead game is on the way, actor Bruce Campbell has confirmed. Writing on Twitter, Campbell–who plays Ash Williams in the series–clarified that the game is being developed for console and PC, not virtual reality as some reports might have suggested.
That’s all the information there is to go on at this stage, so we don’t know what kind of game it will be, when it will release, who is developing it, and other key particulars.
Whatever the case, it’ll be the first new Evil Dead game in a long time. Three Evil Dead games were released in the 2000s, including Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000), Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003), and Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005). Each title was developed by a different studio, though they were all published by the now-defunct THQ.
While THQ went under, the THQ name was acquired by Nordic Games which later re-branded itself as THQ Nordic. The company is now bringing back a number of THQ properties, including SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom, but it’s not clear if THQ Nordic owns the rights for Evil Dead.
In August 2018, Campbell confirmed to Bloody-Disgusting that the new Evil Dead game is a “whole immersive kind of dealio.” He also confirmed that he’ll be voicing Ash in the game because he “wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up.”