Just over a year after its successful release for Windows PC, Behavior Interactive’s survival horror game Dead by Daylight has made its way to PlayStation 4 and XBox One in North and South America.
Dead by Daylight is classified as an asymmetrical multiplayer game that pits one to three Survivors against one Killer. The game’s setting is based on whichever Killer is selected, which are places where they initially became murderers. The best example is Haddonfield, the hometown of notorious Friday the 13th killer, The Shape (known more infamously as Michael Myers), although the remaining Killers in the lineup aren’t quite as notorious as the cinematic icon. Drawn together by the Entity, a supernatural being from the blood web, awakened by acts of violence (a la It from the titular Stephen King novel), The Killers’ sole aspiration is to hunt down, torture, and murder all of the Survivors, and each has a skill unique to them to achieve that end. The Survivors’ goal is, shockingly, to survive, elude, and escape the Killer by utilizing their three unique Perks, along with wit, cunning, and awareness, to find their way to safety. Survivors are encouraged to flee rather than fight, using cover of darkness and careful maneuvering to elude the Killer, who is constantly on the prowl in the shadows.
Already a popular favorite on Steam and Twitch, Dead by Daylight makes its transition to consoles with a standard edition and special edition. Both are available for purchase from retailers or via digital download. The special edition includes a number of bonus goodies not found in the standard edition:
- Two additional Killers: The Hag and The Doctor
- Two additional Survivors: Ace Visconti and Feng Min
- Additional outfits for Killers and Survivors
- Two new maps: Léry’s Memorial Institute and Backwater Swamp
European territories can expect the game sometime later this week, but no definitive release date has yet been announced.