FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Oct. 27, 2022 .
Come get some more! Evil Dead: The Game’s latest update, out now on consoles and PC, unleashes a range of new MGM’s Army of Darkness-themed content, starting with the “Evil Dead: The Game – Hail to the King Bundle”.
This new premium DLC, available to Season Pass owners or as a standalone purchase for $9.99, introduces Evil Dead: The Game’s newest Survivor character – the hard-hammering Blacksmith – as well as five bonus outfits for Ash, Henry the Red and Lord Arthur, including a special Ash Halloween Outfit.
A hybrid support hero with some warrior characteristics, the Blacksmith is a master with all melee weapons, but unable to use ranged weapons. His special ability lets players generate random weapons for the entire team with scrap collected around the battlefield – the more scrap gathered, the greater the odds of creating an item of higher rarity, so craft wisely.
There’s also new content available for all players today with Evil Dead: The Game’s Hail to the King Update. Experience even more co-op PvP|PvE multiplayer action with two new weapons: the rapid-fire crossbow ranged weapon and the quarterstaff melee weapon. A new single-player side mission is also now available for all players. Kandar’s Witch has opened a rift in time and space at Castle Kandar, and if repelling the hordes of Hades wasn’t enough of a challenge, Henry the Red must put her to the sword and save the entire universe.
Inspired by the iconic horror, humor and action of the Evil Dead franchise, Evil Dead: The Game brings the series’ biggest names together in a pulse-pounding battle with the forces of darkness. Work as a team of four Survivors to kick Deadite butt and banish the vile Kandarian Demon – or become the Demon yourself, using its powers of possession to stop the good guys dead and swallow their souls! Choose your squad with fan-favorite characters from every era in the series, and battle with a wide variety of weapons to survive the night in multiplayer and bonus single-player missions.
Evil Dead: The Game is officially licensed by Boss Team Games from Renaissance Pictures, leading European production and distribution company STUDIOCANAL, leading entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) to develop the first multi-platform console and PC game based on “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn,” and “Army of Darkness” films and the STARZ “Ash vs Evil Dead” television series. The game is developed and published by Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games.
Evil Dead: The Game is available now on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store. For more information, visit EvilDeadtheGame.com, and follow the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Saber Interactive
An Embracer Group company headquartered in the U.S., Saber Interactive is a worldwide publisher and developer consisting of over 20 studios in the Americas and Europe. Creating games for all major platforms based on original and licensed IPs, Saber’s titles include Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, World War Z, SnowRunner, Evil Dead: The Game and A Quiet Place. Founded in 2001, Saber is known for two decades of development partnerships with AAA publishers, producing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Nintendo Switch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Crysis Remastered, and many others.
About Boss Team Games
Boss Team Games, LLC focuses on console, PC, and mobile games based on iconic characters and franchises. In addition to Evil Dead: The Game, the company recently released the hit mobile game Cobra Kai: Card Fighter and is working on other titles adapted from popular film and television franchises. Follow Boss Team Games on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @bossteamgames.
About Renaissance Pictures
Renaissance Pictures was formed in 1979 by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell.
About Creative Licensing
Located in Los Angeles, Calif., Creative Licensing is a full-service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties, including STUDIOCANAL for this project.
About STUDIOCANAL (a CANAL+ Company)
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and series, operating in all four major European markets – France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain – as well as in Australia and New Zealand. It finances and produces around 30 films per year, distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,500 titles from 60 countries. STUDIOCANAL also produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year at an international level, either directly or through its award-winning network of European production companies (TANDEM Productions, RED Production Company, URBAN MYTH FILMS, BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES, STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL, SUNNYMARCH TV, SAM Productions).
About Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.
THE EVIL DEAD™ and its related characters are copyrighted trademarks of Renaissance Pictures, LTD. exclusively licensed to Diversion3 Entertainment, LLC. EVIL DEAD is a registered service mark of Renaissance Pictures LTD. All rights reserved. EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN™ is a trademark of STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. © 2022 STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. All Rights Reserved. ARMY OF DARKNESS © 1993 Orion Pictures Corporation. ARMY OF DARKNESS and its related trademarks, logos, characters, and other materials TM Orion Pictures Corporation & © 1993-2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. ASH VS EVIL DEAD © 2022 STARZ Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. EVIL DEAD: THE GAME programming and content is © 2022 Evil Dead GameCo, LLC, assigned under license to Boss Team Games, LLC Additional Game Design ™ and © Diversion3 Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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