Dead By Daylight Dating Sim Aims To Cure Your Monster Thirst
Following the information-filled anniversary showcase for Dead By Daylight, which highlighted one of the most grotesque monsters in the game’s history, it looks like fans can expect some much more bangable renditions of these walking nightmares as well. The line between fear and lust is about to be lifted in the form of Hooked On You, a newly-revealed dating sim aiming to let players go steady with some of the most notorious Killers DbD has to offer.
As revealed in an accompanying trailer, Hooked On You will see players interact and vie for the affections of four distinct baddies from the Dead by Daylight universe, albeit in a more light-hearted and comedic manner. In this interactive, branching story, The Trapper takes the form of a muscular jock, Huntress is a stern over-achiever, The Wraith is an adorkable nerd, and The Spirit is an enigmatic goth. To make matters more romantic, the adventure takes place at a relaxing beach getaway, far beyond the doom and gloom of DbD.
As per Behavior Interactive’s head of partnerships, Mathieu Cote, the idea for Hooked On You materialized as the result of a public poll taken in 2021, in which a Dead By Daylight dating sim emerged as one of the top suggestions, taking third place overall. Aiming to make good on fans’ thirsty expectations, the studio enlisted visual novel maker Psyop to help carry out these plans, following up the team’s finger-lickin’ work on the fan-favorite KFC dating sim, I Love You, Colonel Sanders.
As of now, Hooked On You is scheduled for release for PC via Steam sometime this summer, with no other release details, including possible console versions, available at this time. During the recent Dead by Daylight anniversary stream, the creative director on the project, Alexei Bochenek, made the studio’s intent with the project known, expressing hopes to strike a balance of honoring the DbD lore while also connecting with these super-sexy Killers.
“When making a project that seems as off-kilter and unexpected as this, the big gimmick for me is that there is no gimmick,” Bochenek explained. “It is a serious game that we take really seriously when we create it and we treat all the characters with a sense of humor, but with sort of a deep respect for lore as well so that we can make a really compelling game that does justice to the expectations that fans have and the expectations that these characters would have if they were slightly more real.”
“The story that we’re creating is very much not a canon story for the Dead by Daylight universe. Want to make sure that’s clear. That being said, we wanted to create something that really does justice to the truth that has been established.”
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