Bruce Campbell says he retired from portraying Ash from the Evil Dead series, but that might have only been for live-action portrayals as the actor will be voicing the horror hero for Dead by Daylight. Campbell announced his turn as his famous chainsaw-armed hero in a special PAX East video where it was revealed that Ash will be a playable survivor in Behaviour's asymmetric PvP horror game. Watch Campbell's surprise announcement below.
Ash's appearance in Dead By Daylight has been predicted by fans who discovered Evil Dead-related perks in the last Demise of the Faithful update. His character in the game appears to have his hallmark chainsaw hand, and some powerful abilities like rescuing himself from meat hooks.
Dead by Daylight is a PvP game in which players are assigned as either a survivor or monster. Survivors can work together (or not) to try and outlast very powerful horror monsters, some from iconic film franchises. They include Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, and Jigsaw.
Ash is a rare horror celebrity DLC that's a survivor but considering he's the hero of the Evil Dead franchise that's probably to be expected. Ash Williams will be available in the Ash vs Evil Dead DLC coming out on April 2.
Check out our Dead by Daylight guide for more info.