THQ announces the chance to grab your boomstick and raise some hell as the
world's most badass convenience store employee in a cross-platform game due this
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., April 14, 2005: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI)
today announced Evil Dead Regeneration™ for the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows. The
game explores a "what if..." continuation from Evil Dead 2, one of the most
unhinged films from famed director Sam Raimi. Voiced by Bruce Campbell, players
will control Ash, the reluctant hero of the series, as they're thrown into a
masquerade of evil events, equipped with the latest in prosthetic fashion.
Developed by THQ studio Cranky Pants Games, Evil Dead Regeneration is scheduled
to release this summer.
"I've come to understand that there is only one person in this world fit for
this kind of work," said Ash, part-time S-Mart manager, full-time fox. "And
that's me. Not because of my knack to get things right, most of the time, but
because I can slice and dice evil better than a knife sold on any late-night
infomercial. Maybe it's partially to the fact that I've replaced one of my hands
with a chainsaw, but I digress."
Evil Dead Regeneration follows Ash, the lone survivor of a camp discovering the
Necronomicon - the wholly evil book of the dead. Thought to have murdered his
companions, Ash is arrested, convicted of the crime, and sentenced to Sunny
Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane, but not for long. Ash's
peaceful stay is about to end - thanks to the perverted experiments of his very
own psychiatrist, Dr. Reinhard. Hell-bent on using science to harness the
Necronomicon's powers, the mad doctor unleashes the book's all-powerful Evil on
the world - releasing a new slew of Deadites, monsters and spirits, twisting
reality into a hellish strudel and leaving mankind with that not-so-fresh
"It's our goal to create the spiritual successor of Evil Dead 2, one of the
seminal action films ever, in pop-culture," said David Bollesen, general
manager, Cranky Pants Games. "Having Bruce Campbell on board, providing creative
direction and embracing new ideas we've injected into their universe is
critical, and their enthusiasm continues to drive us to deliver the ultimate
Evil Dead experience."