Buckle up boneheads ’cause the Army of Darkness is going to invade iOS devices on May 12, and you’ll need to bring your best castle defense game face in order to defeat it. Army of Darkness: Defense, based on the 1992 classic film “Army of Darkness,” will release in the App Store on Thursday featuring the infamous dialogue from the movie’s protagonist, Ash Williams, and other characters drawn directly from the film as they defend their territory from the invading horde.
Army of Darkness: Defense is a castle defense game that takes place during the pivotal castle scene within the movie where Ash and his allies defend the powerful Necronomicon (book) within Lord Arthur’s fortress from the onslaught of Deadites (living dead). Gamers take on the role of the chiseled chin, one-liner-spouting Ash while summoning familiar troops, spells and weapons from the movie to help in the defense. Gameplay in The Army of Darkness: Defense, which is a collaboration between game-developer Backflip Studios and movie-rights holder MGM Studios, features more than 150 direct lines of dialogue from Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, and animated graphics using the well-known “Granny 3D” engine. Army of Darkness: Defense gives Ash the ability to call upon a wide variety of allies to help preserve the Necronomicon including swordsman, armored knights, archers and more. In addition to the originally composed sound and music, the app also features many of the famous characters from the movie including Arthur, Henry, Sheila, the Wiseman, Evil Ash and more.
“We are all massive Army of Darkness fans and it’s been unbelievably awesome to have access to some of the greatest dialogue and characters in film history,” said Julian Farrior, chief executive officer and founder of Backflip Studios. “This will be a blast to play for both the hardcore AoD fanboys and the newbies alike.”
Army of Darkness: Defense will be available in the Apple App Store for the iPhone/iPod Touch for $0.99 and for the iPad for $2.99 on Thursday (May 12). So, in the words of Ash himself, “Come get some!”