Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Dead by Daylight - Michael Myers returns for Halloween

Ah, Dead by Daylight... Sadly, it's been a while. Not by choice, mind you. I was still very much enamoured by the game when my Internet connection decided it would just plain stop. Now I'll have to find a way to return, because on Halloween comes an extremely important update; the inclusion of the game's first licensed killer, Michael Myers.

That's right. Michael Myers, from the beloved Halloween series, is coming to Dead by Daylight, along with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) as a brand new survivor, and a map set in the sleepy little town of Haddonfield. But how will Michael play as a killer? According to 1428 Elm, a game journalism site:

"Michael Myers... comes with his own “ultimate stalker” style, growing his power from watching his victims until he becomes “evil incarnate”. The Haddonfield map, featuring a well-lit street with houses to scavenge, is also fresh to the game."

Fish Without Chips, a YouTuber, managed to get their hands on this new map already and has shown how it looks with one of the existing killers:

Just in case you're not really sure what Dead by Daylight actually is, or why you should feel as excited as you do, the game is an asymmetric multiplayer in which one killer (of varying backgrounds, aesthetics and abilities) hunts down four survivors (again, all with their own styles and skills). The survivors try to escape procedurally-generated maps by fixing generators and opening doors, while the killer uses their traps and wits to track them down and kill them. It's one hell of a good time. 

So good, in fact, that I also wrote a Top 3 tips to survive article a little while back. Check it out if you're planning on returning to, or joining, the fearful ranks of Dead by Daylight as a result of the Halloween update. Incidentally, it'll be arriving on Halloween. If you already own the game, new abilities introduced in the DLC will be free, but for the new killer and survivor there will be a cost that hasn't yet been revealed.

Dead by Daylight is on Steam for £14.99 ($19.99) and the Halloween DLC will be launching on Halloween. That's a Halloween treat that you don't even have to leave the house for.

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