Dead by Daylight fans are in for an extra-terrestrial treat as the popular multiplayer game gears up for its next crossover event. Behaviour Interactive, the developer behind the hit game, has recently released a teaser trailer for the upcoming “Alien” chapter, set to be included in the downloadable content (DLC). While not many details were divulged in the teaser, eager players can look forward to learning more about the exciting addition on Aug. 8.
The tantalizing teaser offers a first glimpse of an Alien-themed map, reminiscent of the Nostromo spacecraft, setting the stage for a thrilling experience. Alongside the eerie setting, a Xenomorph, the iconic creature from the Alien franchise, will join the fray as a playable killer, unleashing terror and carnage upon unsuspecting survivors.
Despite the mysterious reveal, it remains uncertain if any human characters, including the legendary Ellen Ripley portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, will also make their appearance in the Alien chapter. Ripley’s popularity among fans and her significance to the franchise makes her a strong contender for inclusion.
Furthermore, a subtle hint in the teaser, featuring Ripley’s orange cat, adds credibility to the speculation surrounding her potential involvement. Dead by Daylight’s year eight roadmap already hinted at the inclusion of a killer, map, and survivor for the next chapter, confirming the likelihood of Ripley or another beloved character from the Alien universe joining the game.
The Alien chapter marks the latest major franchise to be integrated into Dead by Daylight, adding to an impressive list of crossovers that includes popular killers and survivors from other renowned horror franchises such as Stranger Things, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Saw, Hellraiser, and more. The game has also successfully incorporated characters from other video game franchises, with the likes of Resident Evil and Silent Hill having their own dedicated chapters.
In a surprising twist, the most recent addition to the game allowed players to control none other than actor Nicolas Cage as a playable survivor, portraying himself rather than any of his fictitious movie characters. This extraordinary inclusion has given fans the unique opportunity to witness Cage’s character facing off against infamous movie villains like Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, and now, the Xenomorph from Alien. Moreover, Cage lent his voice and likeness to the video game, making the experience all the more immersive.
Excitingly, Dead by Daylight is venturing into the realm of cinema, with a feature film adaptation in development. Renowned producers Jason Blum and James Wan are spearheading this endeavor, though it’s unlikely that crossover characters such as Nic Cage and the Xenomorph will make their way into the movie. Instead, the film is expected to introduce original killers and survivors crafted exclusively for the silver screen. Although details about the movie are currently scarce, Blumhouse’s plan to release another video game adaptation, Five Nights at Freddy’s, in theaters this fall, has heightened anticipation for the Dead by Daylight film.
As fans eagerly await further details on the Alien chapter, Dead by Daylight continues to captivate players with its thrilling crossovers and innovative gameplay. Mark your calendars for Aug. 8, when more information about the upcoming DLC will be unveiled, promising an unforgettable experience for all Dead by Daylight enthusiasts.