Dead by Daylight: Sadako Rising launches March 8, based on Ringu

Dead by Daylight: Sadako Rising DLC expansion release date March 8, 2022 Ringu Ring Yoichi Asakawa The Onry?

Behaviour Interactive has announced a March 8, 2022 release date for Sadako Rising, the next chapter of Dead by Daylight, which will bring new survivor Yoichi Asakawa and new killer Sadako (or “The Onryo” in-game) from the Japanese horror franchise Ringu. Sadako’s “violent wrath manifested into a cursed videotape that allowed her to appear before the viewers, to curse them and leave them dead, their faces twisted in a mask of terror,” which is naturally a little different than the usual stabby-stabby gameplay.

Dead by Daylight creative director Dave Richard is enthusiastic for how Ringu will introduce this new element of psychological horror to the game, and she will employ some “surprising” new gameplay mechanics. Meanwhile, Kadokawa Corporation producer Reiko Imayasu offered a longer statement about Ringu coming to Dead by Daylight for Sadako Rising:

I am very honored that this very iconic horror character from Japan will step into the Fog. Sadako, with her long black hair and white dress, is a tragic woman, beautiful and dignified, yet she pulls you into her quiet terror. The Dead by Daylight team did a great job in representing her characteristics in the game. I am convinced that it will be a chapter unlike any other. In addition to the new Killer Sadako, there are many other items that evoke the world of Ringu. I hope that players will be thrilled to see how they fit into the game, whilst they tremble at the sight of them.

Dead by Daylight is available on nearly every platform under the sun, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Windows.

[Source: PR]

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