Despite Starz cancelling Ash vs Evil Dead and the future of the franchise in limbo, it seems we’ve not seen the last of Ashley J. Williams. Today it was revealed that he will be added as a playable survivor in Dead by Daylight on April 2, 2019.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to fans. Last months update added some perks for the character, something Dead by Daylight forum member PertitRatio posted.
Along with the reveal, Behavior Interactive got Bruce Campbell, who played Ashley J. Williams in the cult movies and Starz series, to do a small trailer for the upcoming DLC.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Steam:
Death Is Not an Escape.
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.
Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.
The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.
• Survive Together… Or Not – Survivors can either cooperate with the others or be selfish. Your chance of survival will vary depending on whether you work together as a team or if you go at it alone. Will you be able to outwit the Killer and escape their Killing Ground?
• Where Am I? – Each level is procedurally generated, so you’ll never know what to expect. Random spawn points mean you will never feel safe as the world and its danger change every time you play.
• A Feast for Killers – Dead by Daylight draws from all corners of the horror world. As a Killer you can play as anything from a powerful Slasher to terrifying paranormal entities. Familiarize yourself with your Killing Grounds and master each Killer’s unique power to be able to hunt, catch and sacrifice your victims.
Unfortunately, it does not seem like there will be an update that includes a deadite or any number of the other malicious forces from the franchise. In some ways this is a missed opportunity, but at least we can finally have him fight Freddy Krueger.