Jason Voorhees is experiencing a major boost in popularity following the release of IllFonic & Gun Media’s release of Friday the 13: The Game last May, but he’s not the only iconic slasher gaining new life in the digital realm. Bloody Disgusting recently announced that a DLC pack is being added to Behavior Interactive’s Dead by Daylight that will allow gamers to play as either Laurie Strode or Michael Myers!
Per Bloody Disgusting:
Behavior producer Mathieu Cote teased last year, “it’s based on the original movie. Michael is the ultimate stalker. So as opposed to all the other killers that we have, Michael sees you and he watches you. So the power of Michael grows as he’s stalking you. And at some point he will be able to build up that meter, that power, until he becomes evil incarnate.”
Check out the trailer for Dead by Daylight: The Halloween Chapter below.
Official Synopsis: Halloween is a Chapter for Dead by Daylight and includes the new map Haddonfield, Michael Myers as a new killer and Laurie Strode as a new survivor.
Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical, multiplayer (4 vs 1) horror game where one player takes on the role of a savage killer, and the other four players become survivors frantically scurrying to avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.
The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.
Of course, this isn’t “The Shape’s” first game appearance; check out the video below from YouTuber Krypt Values: The Evolution of Michael Myers in Games (1983-2016)! It’ll give you a hefty blast of nostalgia while illustrating just how far digital arts have advanced over the past 30 years. Enjoy!
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