The upcoming Evil Dead: The Game has been postponed until next year.
Games official Twitter account confirmed that the multiplayer horror game, which was slated for release in 2021, will be released in February 2022 instead.
According to the statement, the respite is needed to “give the team some extra time to refine and make sure this is the best Evil Dead experience you’ve all come to expect.”
However, due to this delay, the game will now add a single player mode for those who cannot or do not want to play the multiplayer mode.
Evil Dead: The Game is a co-production by Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games that features characters from the series.
A new trailer revealed during E3 2021, voiced by Bruce Campbell (who plays Ash in the series), showcases co-op and PvP gameplay as teams of up to four heroes attempt to kill the Deadites and eventually collect pages from the Book of the Dead so they can banish Kandari Demon.
Players can play as either heroes or the dead, with the latter team trying to stop people from reaching their goal. They can also become the demon itself, possessing human players.
The game includes over 25 weapons, including Ash’s gauntlet, arrow and chainsaw, as well as new dialogue recorded by Bruce Campbell.
The trailer also showcases Ash’s iconic 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, which appears in every Evil Dead game.
Evil Dead: The Game will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in February 2022.