The Evil Dead series is among the most influential cult franchises of the horror genre. So when series lead, Bruce Campbell, announced that he would be retiring the character of Ash Williams after the cancellation of the Ash vs. Evil Dead television show, fans were pretty heartbroken. However, it seems there may be an exception that even Bruce Campbell himself couldn’t deny because he will be voicing Ash Williams in the upcoming Evil Dead game.
An exclusive report from horror news site Bloody Disgusting revealed that not only is there an Evil Dead video game in the works, but that Bruce Campbell himself would indeed be voicing Ash Williams.
It seems the project was revealed by Bruce Campbell himself during an interview with Bloody Disgusting reporter Meagan Navarro.
In the interview, Bruce Campbell says, “They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio. I’ll be Ash for that because I wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up.”
No further details were given about the project. As for now, we don’t know what platforms it will be on, when it is expected to release, or even what kind of game it is. Though Bruce’s comments seem to suggest that it could be a virtual reality game. Of course, that is solely speculation and has not been confirmed.
Bruce Campbell is no stranger to voice acting in games. He has voiced Ash Williams in two Evil Dead games as well as having voice over roles in The Amazing Spider-Man game, Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Pitfall 3-D: Beyond the Jungle, Hellboy: The Science of Evil, and several others.
Regardless, it is exciting to see Bruce Campbell return to the character in some form, and just as “Groovy” to hear that we are getting a brand new Evil Dead game. What do you guys think the new Evil Dead game is? Be sure to comment and let us know and don’t forget to check out more great gaming news and articles right here on WTFGamersOnly.