Time flies by, and this year, Dead by Daylight will blow out its sixth candle. The multiplayer horror game at gameplay asymmetric of Behavior Interactive continues to be successful, hosting new content on a regular basis. The studio presents tonight its roadmap for this sixth year, with a lot of promising things.
Behavior Interactive thus presented Roots of Dreadthe next Chapter from Dead by Daylight which will arrive on June 7, 2022. Players will be able to embody a new Killer in the person of Dredging, a creature made up of twisted limbs and inspired by the bogeyman, who hides under the bed of children to terrorize them. Besides, the Dredging has the ability to teleport between Lockers to move quickly and capture survivors who hide there. We can also discover Haddie Kaura survivor of Indian origin, but raised in Quebecwho is no stranger to the world of the paranormal, having fought monsters before being drawn to theEntity. Yes, it was already present in a previous one Archivesbut it will now be possible to embody it as survivor. A new card will make its entrance, the Garden of Joy : a small, quiet American town that actually hides dark secrets, with a huge family home at its center that distorts reality to terrify players. Dave Richard, Creative Director of Dead by Daylightcomments:
We are very excited to offer our players an original Chapter for the game’s anniversary this year. Dead by Daylight has grown and grown enormously since its inception and with Roots of Dread we wanted to capture the essence of the game: the visceral fear and feverishness of the hunt. The Dredge is a strange and creepy monster with a unique design, a first for Dead by Daylight. He hides and hunts in the shadows with the power to engulf Survivors in darkness. I think it will bring a very intense experience for all players.
In addition to the Roots of Dread Chapterexpected on June 7 on all platforms, players of Dead by Daylight are going to have other things to discover in 2022, including a new Chapter produced in collaboration with Capcom. After the DLCs adding Nemesis, Jill Valentine and Leon S.Kennedy, players will be able to find later in the year Resident Evil: Project Wwhich still remains mysteriousbut fans have already recognized the reference to the plan ofAlbert Westerwhich should appear in DbD with this additional content.
In a completely different genre, Behavior Interactive reveals Hooked on You, which is… a dating game in the Dead by Daylight universe. It will be a visual novel in the form of a narrative game where players will have to seduce Killersa title developed in collaboration with Psyopalready at the origin of I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator for KFC. So we’ll go on theKiller Island with four Killers (the huntressI’Mindthe trapper and the Spectrum), which you will have to flirt with while trying to understand how you got there. No doubt a mise en abyme of the state of the designers when they had this crazy idea, but at least the experience is likely to be unique. Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships for Behavior Interactiveadds:
You wanted it? Now you have it! Hooked on You: A dating game from Dead by Daylight combines horror, humor and romance to allow fans to interact and emotionally bond with their favorite Killers like never before. Our goal, with our very first video game novel, is to offer fans a unique and unusual way to experience Dead by Daylight.
A little serious now with the announcement ofa news Collection which should delight fans of anime and mangabecause it features license characters Shingeki no KyojinWhere The attack of the Titans by us. Hajime Isayama’s work is cult, and players of Dead by Daylight will soon be able to discover a dozen outfits for the survivors and Killerswith for example Dwight in Eren Jäger, Zarina in Hansi Zoe or even theOni in Battleship Titan.
Finally, the developers do not forget Dead by Daylight Mobile, which has over 25 million players on iOS and Android. A major update is coming this yearwith new features like new leaderboards, quick matches, various social features and improvements in the layout of controls, visual performance, and fluidity of the gameplay, not to mention a new system of activities and rewards. The update is already available in Japan, it will then arrive in closed beta in the United States and then everywhere in the rest of the world in a few weeks.
So 2022 promises to be another exciting year for Dead by Daylight fans once again. ! See you next month to discover the Roots of Dread Chapter, Behavior Interactive will discuss the other announcements in detail before they arrive. As a reminder, the game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. Dead by Daylight is sold €9.99 on Gamesplanet.
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