Buried in the Buganoids announcement email from Backflip Studios was this tiny little tidbit:

A game developed by us in tandem with MGM Studios based on the cult classic ARMY OF DARKNESS movie will launch early in 2011 . . . deadites beware!

That's right! Army of Darkness the game is coming to the App Store in 2011.

Now, I know what you're thinking... "a movie franchise game?" But Backflip's Julian Farrior says the whole team is "insanely excited" about it and it's collectively the team's favorite movie. So, we're going to mark this one as "can't wait" for now.

The game will include all the favorite quotes from the movie and is described as a hybrid castle/tower defense inspired game. Your job is to protect the Necrinomicon from the Deadites with the help of your boomstick, chainsaw and more.

Here's a great collection of many of the quotes, probably not entirely safe for work:


If you haven't seen Army of Darkness, well, you've got time before the expected "early 2011" release.

  • Rylin

    Also try to find the limp biscuit 'army of darkness' remix ;)

    my favorite cult classic is coming to the iPhone, woo!

  • Rylin

    Also try to find the limp biscuit 'army of darkness' remix ;)

    my favorite cult classic is coming to the iPhone, woo!

  • metalcasket

    2011? =(

  • metalcasket

    2011? =(

  • Nefhril

    Groovie!

  • Nefhril

    Groovie!

  • jort

    Am I the only person who isn't in love with this movie? I mean, I like it alright, but I vastly prefer the Evil Dead movies.

    Never quite understood why this is the one with the cult following.

    • ImNoSuperMan

      I've seen all the evil dead movies and afaik, this is part 3 of that series only. Or am I missing something here???

      • jort

        Yeah, I just vastly prefer the first two (Evil Dead and Evil Dead II). Sorry for the confusion.

      • Fletch11

        Your missing something here

    • Bad Ash

      ... Go on. Go ahead and run.

      Me.

      I'm THROUGH RUNNIN

    • Bobby

      The first two were just bad low budget horror movies.

      I suppose if you like that sort of thing (and a lot of people do, I don't), I can see why you'd prefer them.

      The third one was a hilarious spoof on low budget horror movies. So I think it appealed to a wider audience. And, it was not as low-budget. (It was less gory too.)

      I loved the third one; I saw it first. I saw the first one later and hated it. That sort of thing just does not appeal to me. I heard the second one was even gorier so I skipped it.

      I can see how someone who actually liked the first two movies would not like the third though. I suppose it'd be like if Spaceballs was the third movie in the Star Wars trilogy instead of a serious sequel.

  • jort

    Am I the only person who isn't in love with this movie? I mean, I like it alright, but I vastly prefer the Evil Dead movies.

    Never quite understood why this is the one with the cult following.

    • ImNoSuperMan

      I've seen all the evil dead movies and afaik, this is part 3 of that series only. Or am I missing something here???

      • jort

        Yeah, I just vastly prefer the first two (Evil Dead and Evil Dead II). Sorry for the confusion.

      • Fletch11

        Your missing something here

    • Bad Ash

      ... Go on. Go ahead and run.

      Me.

      I'm THROUGH RUNNIN

    • Bobby

      The first two were just bad low budget horror movies.

      I suppose if you like that sort of thing (and a lot of people do, I don't), I can see why you'd prefer them.

      The third one was a hilarious spoof on low budget horror movies. So I think it appealed to a wider audience. And, it was not as low-budget. (It was less gory too.)

      I loved the third one; I saw it first. I saw the first one later and hated it. That sort of thing just does not appeal to me. I heard the second one was even gorier so I skipped it.

      I can see how someone who actually liked the first two movies would not like the third though. I suppose it'd be like if Spaceballs was the third movie in the Star Wars trilogy instead of a serious sequel.

  • JCat

    I'll swallow your Soul lol - can't wait - Hope we get some Bruce vocals!

  • JCat

    I'll swallow your Soul lol - can't wait - Hope we get some Bruce vocals!

  • Fitz

    Epic win.

    DEAD BY DAWN!

  • Fitz

    Epic win.

    DEAD BY DAWN!

  • Bobby

    Shop smart! Shop s-mart!

    Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

    Aaaaa! I can't help myself!

  • Bobby

    Shop smart! Shop s-mart!

    Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

    Aaaaa! I can't help myself!

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    I had some fun with this one the Dreamcast way back when:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzPNd1MxuE

    Evil Dead: Hail to the King :-)

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    I had some fun with this one the Dreamcast way back when:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzPNd1MxuE

    Evil Dead: Hail to the King :-)

  • monster

    Damnit why does it have to be a "hybrid castle/tower defence inspired" game?
    It just defeats the purpose of making an Army of Darkness game for me. Tower defence games on the iPhone suck, and castle defence games just end up as a flick fest, RSIs all round!

    • JohnnyB82

      Where does it say that its "hybrid castle/tower defence inspired" ? Sorry, I just don't see it anywhere.

      I love Army of Darkness, but I think they are gonna mess this up.

      • JohnnyB82

        nevermind, found it lol, read it to quick. But yeah, that removes some of the hype for me too :(

      • Nefhril

        Oh NO! Maybe I didn't read every single tiny little syllable... a Tower Defense game!?

        Now Im not so hyped any more :(

  • monster

    Damnit why does it have to be a "hybrid castle/tower defence inspired" game?
    It just defeats the purpose of making an Army of Darkness game for me. Tower defence games on the iPhone suck, and castle defence games just end up as a flick fest, RSIs all round!

    • JohnnyB82

      Where does it say that its "hybrid castle/tower defence inspired" ? Sorry, I just don't see it anywhere.

      I love Army of Darkness, but I think they are gonna mess this up.

      • JohnnyB82

        nevermind, found it lol, read it to quick. But yeah, that removes some of the hype for me too :(

      • Nefhril

        Oh NO! Maybe I didn't read every single tiny little syllable... a Tower Defense game!?

        Now Im not so hyped any more :(

  • owl

    Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

    • ultimo

      *Nods*

  • owl

    Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

    • ultimo

      *Nods*

  • Dave

    Awesome movie. By far the best in the series for all the great 1-line deliveries!

    If the game is half as good it is a must buy. Hope they use lots of sound clips.

  • Dave

    Awesome movie. By far the best in the series for all the great 1-line deliveries!

    If the game is half as good it is a must buy. Hope they use lots of sound clips.

  • Duke Floss

    Army of Darkness is my favourite in the trilogy - Evil Dead 1 is fun to watch, but leans more to the horror side with tiny bits of comedy thrown in, it is also more of a stand alone film (not connected to ED2 or AoD). Evil Dead 2 leans more towards comedy and is both a remake of the first on and a prequel to Army of Darkness.

    As for the game - although I am not a big Castle/Tower Defence fan, I will most likely get it as I am a massive Army of Darkness fan.

    Though I would rather see a port of Hail To The King, Fistful of Boomstick, or Regeneration.

  • Duke Floss

    Army of Darkness is my favourite in the trilogy - Evil Dead 1 is fun to watch, but leans more to the horror side with tiny bits of comedy thrown in, it is also more of a stand alone film (not connected to ED2 or AoD). Evil Dead 2 leans more towards comedy and is both a remake of the first on and a prequel to Army of Darkness.

    As for the game - although I am not a big Castle/Tower Defence fan, I will most likely get it as I am a massive Army of Darkness fan.

    Though I would rather see a port of Hail To The King, Fistful of Boomstick, or Regeneration.

  • Drexra

    Evil Dead 2 is my personal favorite "Whose laughing now?! WHOSE LAUGHING NOW!"

    • Nefhril

      Evil Dead 2 is pretty much a remake of Evil Dead 1, I love the Evil Dead film but I think you should se Evil Dead 2 and 3 as one even thou the Ending of ED2 and the Beginning of E3 isn't a 100% match.

  • Drexra

    Evil Dead 2 is my personal favorite "Whose laughing now?! WHOSE LAUGHING NOW!"

    • Nefhril

      Evil Dead 2 is pretty much a remake of Evil Dead 1, I love the Evil Dead film but I think you should se Evil Dead 2 and 3 as one even thou the Ending of ED2 and the Beginning of E3 isn't a 100% match.

  • Pauly

    Slightly off topic. If anyone gets a chance, go and see Evil Dead: The Musical. It is hilarious. Loosely based on the first two movies, it doesn't take itself seriously and is a comedy. Also there is a "splatter zone". =)

    Don't be put off by the musical part. If you like them, you'll like this, but my non musical liking friends loved it. Went twice when it was last in town.

  • Pauly

    Slightly off topic. If anyone gets a chance, go and see Evil Dead: The Musical. It is hilarious. Loosely based on the first two movies, it doesn't take itself seriously and is a comedy. Also there is a "splatter zone". =)

    Don't be put off by the musical part. If you like them, you'll like this, but my non musical liking friends loved it. Went twice when it was last in town.

  • Tony

    Ha Hu Hey Ha!!!

  • Tony

    Ha Hu Hey Ha!!!

  • TheJazz

    Sorry but Army of Darkness is clearly the best of the series. Even though it is a "B" movie, it's put together awesomely, with good plot, great characters, and many, many great lines along the way. I own the movie of course and watch it every year. You can tell Army of Darkness didn't have any concern about how the audience would take the movie. They weren't trying to impress anyone, or make a big splash at the box office. The director simply set out to make a great unique movie. When you do that, and allow your creativity to flow, you get this absolute classic. "..But in my own way, I am King. Hail to the King Baby!"

    • Strange One

      Evil Dead 2 owns from a cinematic pov. I watched the 16:9 dvd transfer of that about a month ago and it's just stunning. Raimi is a master director for a reason and you can see it on Evil Dead 2. Army of Darkness was a PG13 vs R and so they brought in the cheese - which is awesome. It def has the best comedy and the best one liners. Visually the film is a tribute to all of Sam's influences - there's Nightmare on Elm St, the 3 Stooges, Ray Harryhausen obviously in there but there's heaps of other subtle homages. I love Army of Darkness but I think as I got older I grew to like Evil Dead 2 more. It's not just a remake either, although it does do the entire first film as its first act.

      And back to the game: tower defence? Meh.

      Are all men from the future loud mouthed braggarts?
      Nope. Just me baby. Just me.

  • TheJazz

    Sorry but Army of Darkness is clearly the best of the series. Even though it is a "B" movie, it's put together awesomely, with good plot, great characters, and many, many great lines along the way. I own the movie of course and watch it every year. You can tell Army of Darkness didn't have any concern about how the audience would take the movie. They weren't trying to impress anyone, or make a big splash at the box office. The director simply set out to make a great unique movie. When you do that, and allow your creativity to flow, you get this absolute classic. "..But in my own way, I am King. Hail to the King Baby!"

  • Dynamite_walrus

    Theres always the new "EVIL DEAD" app coming also. And Evil Dead 2 wins because just because of the awsome style of thw whole thing. In my opinion, its one of the only true "horror-comedies" just because its scariest moments are at the same time its funniest instead of comedy with horror type charaters in it