Lionsgate Games and Apps Ministry’s Deploy and Destroy, which launched back in May, and features everyone’s favorite boomstick-wielding king in Ash Williams, has received a brand new update today that brings with it tournament play. But that’s only part of the news.
In an interview with Variety, Lionsgate’s Peter Levin, president of interactive ventures, games and digital strategies, states that while the game currently includes characters from Ash vs. Evil Dead and Divergent, the plan is to potentially include other franchises in the game. Such as John Wick or Saw.
“We spend a lot of time meeting with talented developers from all over the world who are passionate about our movies and TV shows,” Levin said. “Apps Ministry are huge fans of the Divergent series, and that’s where the conversation about Deploy and Destroy started. As we got into the early stages of development, we realized the design and mechanics in front of us could make for a super fun mashup of fan-favorite IP — imagine John Wick and Rambo fighting in an arena modeled after the cabin from Ash vs Evil Dead, for instance.”
Levin’s plan is to include not only Lionsgate properties, but other IPs that fans would enjoy. “While our vision is to deliver the ultimate mashup for action fans, our main priority is making sure we find fun characters that match the tone of this world we’ve created,” he said. “Perhaps the crew from Reservoir Dogs could take on a team made up of John Wick, Ash, Rambo and Barney Ross. The possibilities are endless.”