Publisher Saber Interactive and developer Boss Team games have announced a delay for the upcoming Evil Dead: The Game into February 2022.
The game’s official Twitter account broke the news with a message to fans. It said “Hey groovy gamers, we’re targeting a new release date to give the team some extra time for polish and to ensure this is the ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for!” The studio also followed up with “This additional time is also allowing us to implement a single-player option that will let you enjoy the game when you are without your co-op compadres.”
The co-op shooter was first announced during the Game Awards back in December, and was originally positioned as an asymmetric multiplayer shooter. You’ll be able to pick from a range of characters from across the Evil Dead movie series, including Ash Williams played and voiced by Bruce Campbell.
Other characters include Kelly Maxwell and Pablo Simon Bolivar from the recent Ash vs Evil Dead television series, with actors Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago also lending their voices and likenesses to the game. The opposing player meanwhile, will get to control the opposing Kandarian Demon and their army of Deadites.
Following its delay, Evil Dead: The Game is now scheduled to launch in February 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
This additional time is also allowing us to implement a single-player option that will let you enjoy the game when you are without your co-op compadres.
— EvilDeadTheGame (@EvilDeadTheGame) August 5, 2021