Silent Hill's Pyramid Head Terrorizes Dead By Daylight For Fourth Anniversary
Today, Behaviour Interactive are revealing the next DLC release for their popular 4v1 asymmetrical survival horror game, Dead By Daylight, in partnership with Konami: Silent Hill!
The release will include not only Pyramid Head as the new killer, but it will also include Cheryl Mason as a new survivor and the iconic Midwich Elementary School as a new map.
It goes without saying that this is a pretty big deal for both game franchises. Not only is one of the most well-known and recognizable horror franchises in video games, with several renowned game releases, but it also includes one of the most iconic horror villains of all-time, making it the perfect fit for Dead By Daylight.
And for Silent Hill, it could point towards signs of a renewed interest in the license for Konami, something fans have been clamoring for them to do for literally years. The most recently released new Silent Hill games were Book of Memories on the PlayStation Vita in 2012 and Downpour on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, also in 2012. So it's been a while.
This, of course, does not count 2014's P.T., the incredible teaser demo for Silent Hills, a game that never saw the light of day following Hideo Kojima's split from Konami.
Mathieu Côté, Game Director on Dead by Daylight and Product Evangelist for Behaviour Interactive, said of the partnership:
We are so thrilled to welcome Silent Hill as Chapter 16 of Dead by Daylight. Silent Hill is such an iconic video game licence and to add it to our legendary roster of horror is truly an honor. We hope players will have as much fun discovering this Chapter as we had in making it.
In a Skype call, I got the chance to chat with Côté briefly about the new release. He told me Pyramid Head would look and feel like he does in Silent Hill 2, most specifically, and he features a powerful shockwave attack with his massive sword that can even go through walls or obstacles.
On the flip side, one of Cheryl's perks allows her to communicate with the Entity, in a limited way, to block a generator and prevent the killer from damaging it for a limited time. If timed well, it could be a great way to buy time while hiding or escaping during a chase.
Landing such a well-known IP isn't unusual for Behaviour Interactive with Dead By Daylight, but nabbing characters from another horror franchise is quite rare. Bill from Left 4 Dead is here, but otherwise, it's mostly film icons like Ghost Face from Scream, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, and Michael Myers from Halloween, among others. This latest release marks a big move for both Konami and Behaviour Interactive.
As a big fan of the game personally, I can't wait to see how the two new characters play.
Despite the name, it looks like the screams will be anything but silent once this new killer enters the fray in Dead by Daylight starting today on the Steam public test build for PC and June 16 on PC and consoles officially. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more.