Dead by Daylight is getting another one of cinema’s most iconic horror IPs as Ringu (the film The Ring was based on) joins the next chapter. The asymmetric survival horror game is home to many killers for players to play as, such as Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, to original characters like the K-Pop Killer.
The new chapter is due to arrive March 2022. According to Kadokawa producer Reiko Imayasu:
“We are very excited for the collaboration with Behaviour Interactive and the Dead by Daylight team. We’ll be sending one of our most haunting characters to the Fog to pour down horrors that will rival all the great predecessors. Fans should beware of their heart; this deadly newcomer will definitely strike them, and they will tremble with fear whilst they wait.”
Kōji Suzuki’s Ring, originally published in 1991, began the haunting story of a spreading curse and its doomed victims. In 1998, the novel was adapted into a Japanese feature film of the same name (widely known as Ringu to North American audiences) instantly adding a new presence into the pantheon of cinematic horror icons. The American remake known as The Ring came 4 years later, but note that the new Dead by Daylight chapter is based on both the original film and the novel.
While there is no word on who the new killer is, there is an extremely high chance that it will be Sadako as the trailer showed the iconic well that she climbs out from.
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