Dead by Daylight has steadily introduced new properties and crossovers into its stable of killers, survivors, and more, but today, developer Behaviour Interactive announced it has secured a big one. The quintessential video game horror franchise, Resident Evil, is joining the long list of properties present in Dead by Daylight, the studio teased during today’s Resident Evil Showcase.
During today’s stream, Behaviour Interactive’s game director and head of partnerships Mathieu Cote gave us an initial tease, letting us know that the world of Resident Evil will be invading Dead by Daylight. While we didn’t get much in way of hard details, a full reveal is currently slated for May 25, with a release date scheduled for June of this year.
To this point, Dead by Daylight has featured a ton of wide-ranging horror properties. We’ve seen the likes of Michael Myers from Halloween, Ghostface from Scream, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and plenty more from IPs like Stranger Things, Ash vs. Evil Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Saw. While Resident Evil joining in on the fun is a huge boon to Dead by Daylight, Capcom’s classic franchise isn’t the first inclusion from the world of horror gaming, as last year saw the addition of characters from the beloved Silent Hill franchise. However, the Resident Evil franchise is certainly the bigger horror property in 2021, with several acclaimed titles in the last few years, as well as a new mainline game, a new movie series, and Netflix series on the way in the near future.
For more on Dead by Daylight, check out our coverage of the March addition of a murderous K-Pop character. For more on what’s next for Capcom’s long-running series, head on over to our exclusive coverage hub for the highly anticipated Resident Evil Village. If you’d rather see Resident Evil Village in action, you can watch us play the Resident Evil Village PlayStation 5 demo that came out in January in this episode of New Gameplay Today.