At this point, the 2016 multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight has crossed over with more horror franchises than one can seemingly count. Not only does the game feature characters from popular horror games like Silent Hill and Left 4 Dead, but it has also brought over some truly iconic faces from beyond the world of games, such as Michael Myers from Halloween and Pinhead from Hellraiser. Late last year, developer Behaviour Interactive teased yet another crossover for the game, this time with the esteemed Japanese horror franchise Ringu, or The Ring as people in the West know it. And just yesterday, Behaviour Interactive revealed that, as one would expect, this crossover made it possible to include Ringu‘s Sadako in Dead by Daylight.
According to the developers, Sadako will make her way to the game on March 8, and she will join the title’s ever-expanding roster of playable killers. She comes as part of the “Sadako Rising” event, and will go by the name of The Onryō in-game. Although the developers have not outright stated what her unique abilities will entail, the trailer does depict her teleporting around the area to get the drop on survivor players.
She’s not the only newcomer
Interestingly, an older version of the Yoichi Asakawa character from the 1998 Ring film will come to Dead by Daylight alongside Sadako as one of the new survivors. He aims to square off against Sadako once more. But doing so will not be easy, especially considering she even uses the character select screen as an opportunity to put players on edge.
The addition of new characters like Sadako ensures that Dead by Daylight will continue to maintain a solid player base for the foreseeable future. One can only wonder what kinds of new guest characters Behaviour Interactive will include later on to keep players interested.
However, Sadako may end up the most startling among DBD newcomers, if the reactions to her have anything to say.