Dead By Daylight Silent Hill Expansion Will Include Pyramid Head (VIDEO)
Asymmetrical 4v1 horror title Dead by Daylight has proven to be an exciting series on its own, but that hasn’t stopped developer Behaviour Interactive from crossing over with numerous franchises, with collaborations including the iconic likes of Freddy from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Jigsaw from Saw, and even Ash from the Evil Dead series. Following recent teases of another terrifying chapter, Behaviour has officially revealed a Dead By Daylight Silent Hill expansion is currently in the works.
Set to release sometime in June (H/T Prima Games), a bounty of gorgeously horrific Silent Hill content is set to lurk the halls of Dead by Daylight. This most notably includes the series’ iconic boogeyman Pyramid Head, who will be added to the game’s roster of Killers under the very fitting name of “The Executioner.” Another series alumni will also arrive to Dead by Daylight in the form of Cheryl Mason, who joins the game as a playable Survivor character. Thirdly, the upcoming chapter will also debut a hellish new map: Silent Hill’s Midwich Elementary School. Check out the announcement trailer below.
While the game has mainly crossed over with prominent movie properties. this Dead By Daylight Silent Hill chapter marks one of the first horror game franchises (save for Left 4 Dead) to collaborate with Behaviour Interactive. Creative director Mathiew Côté revealed the process of how the studio establishes these often-high-profile partnerships in a new interview with Prima Games. “There really isn’t a clear process,” Côté told the publication, as he said it involves reaching out to the studio’s considerable contacts and setting up meetings with the proper people. “The first conversations will quickly tell if both sides are interested,” he added, but says success will often follow with “a pause” while “legal people fiddle with complicated paperwork.”
“Lastly, we get to make the chapter,” Côté explained. “That’s where the fun collaborative work begins. For Silent Hill, specifically, the main difference was the fact that Konami is a game developer, which means we had a very productive first meeting where we could establish parameters and boundaries extensively and quickly since we both knew exactly what was needed.”
As for what extra Silent Hill content may make the cut for Dead by Daylight, Côté made sure not to reveal anything too surprising ahead of release, but nonetheless teased the addition of a particularly “impressive” chapter – especially in the wake of global pandemic restrictions. “As we like to say, every time we release a chapter, we want it to be our best chapter ever,” the creative director teased. “In this case, I think we actually outdid ourselves. And if you consider that we managed to wrap this up and deliver it while transitioning to remote work, I’d call that an impressive achievement.”
The Dead By Daylight Silent Hill chapter will release sometime next month. The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One with a mobile version out on Android and iOS.
What do you think? Are you excited about seeing Pyramid Head come to Dead by Daylight, or are you just glad to see Konami feature Silent Hill in a non-slot machine fashion? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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