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Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story – Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead made a grisly splash onto the horror scene, featuring what’s become an almost formulaic setup: Five unfortunate friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a good time, and then, spoiler alert, good times are not had. The idyllic journey into the country turns into a bloody massacre, spurred on by an ancient evil book known as the Necronomicon. I remember I first saw the movie in a time when villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers fought for dominance over our grade-school nightmares. The film offered the terrifying simplicity of facing your friends after they become possessed undead. It gloried in the sheer, unflinching willingness to lean into the intimate, grim goriness of it all, and the experience left a strong impression. Interestingly enough, it’s possible that The Evil Dead wouldn’t have had the chance to thrive without horror maestro Stephen King’s praise. After seeing it out of competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, King wrote a rave review, leading to New Line Cinema picking the film up for distribution. The movie has gone down as a cult classic and had plenty of influence within the horrorsphere. But Bruce Campell’s portrayal of character Ash Williams has undeniably become the campy, comical face of the otherwise incredibly macabre franchise, infusing the gruesome themes and blood splatters with a hefty dose of comedic quips and one-liners. Multiple films followed the original, including Evil Dead 2 and the completely off-the-wall Army of Darkness, where Ash travels back to medieval times to fight the titular demonic forces. In more modern times, the series has had both a soft reboot and a TV series, with yet another film, Evil Dead Rise, scheduled to hit this year. And then, of course, there’s Saber Interactive’s upcoming game. Read more...
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    New Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Gameplay Trailer Shows Off The Return Of Rain

    Announced earlier this month, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will offer a compact experience of everything the latest fighting game has to offer in one simple package. With the confirmation that Rain, Rambo, and Mileena are making their way onto the roster, NetherRealm has dropped a new gameplay trailer for Ultimate showing off how truly powerful Rain really is. 

    Rain is the son of the god Argus, Edenia’s divine Protector, which makes him incredibly powerful in his own right; especially concerning magical prowess. Rain can control both lightning and water as he bends those elements to his whim to not only survive, but to conquer as well. 

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    The new gameplay shows off that powerful arsenal of skills in addition to his deadly katar that slashes foes within an inch of their life. With his arrival set for just next month, the latest look at Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate is perfect for those Rain stans.

    Pre-orders for Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate are now live for $59.99 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 (with free next-gen upgrades), with the Switch preorders going live on October 22. This edition of the game includes the base title, Kombat Packs one and two, and the Aftermath expansion. 


    Thoughts on the latest Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate trailer and the arrival of Rain? Who else would you like to see get added to this fighting game’s roster? Sound off with your dream picks in the comment section below! 

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