Asymmetrical horror Dead by Daylight is going from strength to strength, and Canadian developer Behavior Interactive was kind enough to give us a glimpse of its future, including arguably its most repulsive Killer yet, The Dredge. This will be flanked by all sorts of crossovers, including attack on titan and Resident Evil: Chapter Project W, but more on that later.
The latest chapter of the title, Roots of Dread, which will go on sale on June 7 on all platforms, including PS5 and PS4, is original and features a new Survivor and Killer designed by the Montreal studio. The Killer, as mentioned above, is The Dredge, a “formless mass of twisted limbs” who may very well be the game’s nastiest villain thus far.
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Dredge will be joined by a new Survivor named Haddie Kaur, who was born in India and moved to Quebec as a child. The character has previously appeared in the Archives, so he will already be familiar to fans. The newcomer will be accompanied by a new map called Gardens of Joy, which centers around a family home in a “quaint American town that hides big secrets.”
Then later this year, Behavior Interactive will introduce two new crossovers. attack on titan You’ll see skins from the anime added to the title’s in-game store, with the Oni able to “dress up” as the iconic Armored Titan. Towards the end of the year, a second Resident Evil crossover codenamed Chapter Project W will debut, though details are being kept quiet for now.
And outside of PlayStation, the developer is looking to expand the series’ appeal. Weirdly, a PC-based dating sim is in the works, brilliantly named hooked on you, which will make you fall in love with some of the game’s iconic Killers in an idyllic beach resort. This was apparently requested by fans, and while there are no plans for a console release, it was too crazy not to mention.
The mobile version is also doing well, amassing 25 million players worldwide so far. Behavior Interactive is planning a major update that will introduce various control and performance improvements, with a closed beta scheduled to launch in Europe imminently. So there’s a lot to dig into for the game’s sixth anniversary, as we said at the top of the article, this is a release that’s going from strength to strength.