Dead by Daylight is a survival horror asymmetric multiplayer online game that was released in June 2016 for Microsoft Windows and Steam, June 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, September 2019 for Nintendo Switch, April 2020 for iOS and Android, October 2020 for Stadia, and November 2020 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
It’s a one-versus-four game in which one player plays as a savage killer and the other four play as survivors; the killer must catch each survivor and sacrifice them to the Entity by impaling them on hooks, while the survivors must avoid being caught and repair five generators to open the exit gates.
Behaviour Interactive, a Canadian studio, purchased the publishing rights to the game from Swedish studio Starbreeze Studios in January 2018. Characters from Halloween, Left 4 Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, Evil Dead, Ghost Face, Stranger Things, Silent Hill, Crypt TV, Resident Evil, Hellraiser, and Ringu appear with unique characters in the game.
This Summer, a Dating Sim Called Dead by Daylight Will Be Released
Behaviour Interactive has provided some insight into the future of its hugely successful horror franchise Dead by Daylight. One of the more unexpected announcements was for a spinoff game that will take the horror-heavy franchise in an entirely new direction: it’s a dating sim. Colonel Sanders, I adore you! The visual novel, titled Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim, is being developed by Psyop.
On Murderer’s Island, instead of urgently trying to dodge killers like The Trapper and The Spirit, you’ll be able to flirt with them. Expect no encounters with licensed characters such as Pyramid Head or Sadako from The Ring.
The stories you’ll find in Hooked on You won’t be canon, according to Behaviour, but they’ll be a mix of humor, romance, and — since this is a DBD game, after all – terror. Many DBD fans have requested a dating sim set in that setting, according to the company. They also won’t have to wait long to play it. This summer, Hooked on You will be available on Steam.
A slew of other DBD news has surfaced ahead of the game’s sixth anniversary, including information on the upcoming Roots of the Dread chapter. It also features a new map named Garden of Joy, which isn’t exactly as happy as its name implies. The Dredge, the next horrific killer, is an amorphous mass of limbs that can travel between lockers and surprise survivors. Haddie Kaur is a new survivor introduced in Roots of Dread. PC gamers can play the chapter right now on the Public Test Build (PTB). On June 7th, it will be available on all platforms.
Looking ahead a little farther, Behaviour teased a few more upcoming crossovers, including one with Attack on Titan. Fans have requested content based on anime and manga, according to the studio. The first of its type collaboration will shortly see the release of ten Attack on Titan-inspired outfits for DBD murderers and survivors. Dwight will get an Eren Yeager skin, Zarina will get a Hange-inspired style, and The One will get an Armored Titan costume. DBD is also returning to the world of Resident Evil with another chapter based on the classic series. Last June, Nemesis, Jill Valentine, and Leon S. Kennedy debuted, and the Resident Evil: Project W chapter will introduce more franchise characters later this year.
Also getting a substantial upgrade is Dead by Daylight Mobile, which will include modifications to leaderboards, social systems, the control structure, and graphic performance. The activity and reward systems are also being updated. In Japan, the update was just released. It will launch in closed beta in the United States in the coming weeks, followed by a wider deployment.
There will be several changes to the basic PC and console game as well. To liven things up, Behavior says it will soon update about 40 killer and survivor perks. A new approach to get people into games faster will reward individuals that queue for the role with the smallest player count (survivor or killer).
Meanwhile, players can try out a new preset feature on the PTB starting today. For murderers and survivors, you can design personalized loadouts with favorite perks and clothing. That might make things go faster before you start a match.
The Entity, an ancient Bloodweb supernatural being, is roused from its slumber and called by acts of tremendous violence and cruelty. It pulls the killers out of reality, usually serial killers or victims of horrific tragedies, and convinces or forces them to perform their bidding.
The Entity requires sacrifices and asks that the survivors be hunted and killed so that they can feed off their hope and grab a piece of their souls after they die. To keep the hunt going, the Entity closes the gates of death and places the deceased in a hallucinatory condition, leading the survivors back to the Entity’s purgatory-like environment, where they will be hunted again.
When the survivors get too close to the locations where the killers were taken, they are drawn into the Entity’s manufactured world and vanish without a trace. They end up at a campfire in the woods, where they relax in between trials until they are pursued by a killer once again. Each trial takes place in a sequence of realms created by the Entity out of regions connected to the history of each criminal.
Getting away from the grounds invariably leads to the campfire, where offerings can be made to be burned there and appeal to the Entity. Because the Entity feeds off the survivors’ desire of escaping, it aids them just as much as the killers, functioning as an unbiased view of the search and only intervening to claim those who have been hung on its hooks.