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Evil Dead: The Game Hail to the King update and DLC out now

Evil Dead: The Game Hail to the King update and DLC launch today

Evil Dead: The Game has a new premium Hail to the King Bundle and free update.

Ash and the Deadites are back for some fresh content. The Evil Dead: The Game Hail to the King premium DLC bundle and free update is out now just in time for Halloween. The new update and DLC unleash Army of Darkness-themed content on the game.

Evil Dead: The Game Hail to the King Update

Owners of the base game without the Season Pass are getting a treat in the form of the new Hail to the King Update. The latest free Evil Dead: The Game update crawls out of the grave today.

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Here’s what you can expect, according to Boss Team Games and Saber Interactive:

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.

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Premium DLC Bundle

The Hail to the King Bundle features the game’s newest survivor character – the Blacksmith – as well as five bonus outfits for Ash, Henry the Red, and Lord Arthur, including a special Ash Halloween outfit.

The Blacksmith is a hybrid support hero with some warrior characteristics. The Blacksmith is a master with all melee weapons but is 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 you will need to craft wisely.

The Hail to the King Bundle is a new premium DLC that is available for Season Pass owners. It is also sold as a standalone purchase for $9.99.

Exceeds Expectations

Evil Dead: The Game launched back in May as something of a mashup between the classic movies and the popular television series. The game is decidedly less comedic than the television show though.

The game has both single-player and multiplayer modes. The multiplayer is asymmetrical with three survivors and one Kandarian Demon. If you play as the demon, your goal is to stop the survivors from collecting the lost pages of the Necronomicon and defeating the Dark Ones.

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Here’s what we said in our review of the game:

Evil Dead: The Game manages to exceed expectations yet failed to keep my attention long enough to recommend it at full price. If you like the concept, pick it up during a sale. Hardcore fans can probably justify the full price.

Evil Dead: The Game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.