Hello people of the fog.
Creative Director Dave Richard shares some insight into what the inclusion of Resident Evil means for the team, what fans can expect when they launch the game, and how we are paying tribute to the franchise classic with unprecedented killer and survivor features pay Dead by daylight.
Creative Director Dave Richard: Dead by daylight has been built over the years into a horror hall of fame, in which many of your favorite icons and worlds can share a room and interact with each other. As the original survival horror experience, resident Evil had a huge impact on many of us. It has a unique place in our hearts, and that’s why we wanted it to have a unique place in our game.
It was a great time working with these characters we know and love and working with developers who contributed to such mythical titles. I played these games as a teenager and they hit my imagination in the right way. I still have my copies of the original resident Evil Games that I start every now and then for the memories. We are very excited to have this legendary franchise in the Dead by daylight Universe on our fifth anniversary, the one with the humiliating 25th resident Evil.
TC: There are many resident Evil Villains to choose from. Why Nemesis and what makes it unique in Dead by Daylight?
DR: in the Dead by daylight, we love to feature classic characters that have a legacy whenever possible. Nemesis was a clear choice for us as it is the most famous monster in the series. His looks and strength fit our game perfectly.
Nemesis has a unique power that players can master – or adapt if they’re survivors. The Tentacle of Nemesis is a medium-range special attack that infects survivors with the T-Virus, making them vulnerable and easier to attack unless they heal themselves with special vaccines found on the map. Nemesis is also our very first AI-assisted killer! When faced with him, a number of AI-controlled zombies will roam the map in search of victims, so survivors will have to watch out for them too!
TC: Same question for your survivors. What drew you to Jill and Leon and how did they translate into Dead by Daylight??
DR: Jill and Leon are also some of the most notable characters in the Resident Evil franchise. In addition, they gave us the opportunity to feature both male and female survivors while ensuring characters from both remakes (Resident Evil 2 & 3) were featured.
Both Jill and Leon have three unique “assist” and “attack” perks. Offensive perks aren’t usually common for Survivors, but they are a perfect fit for these characters. Jill’s “Blast Mine” allows her to set traps for generators that will blind the killer if he ever tries to destroy them. Leon offers a whole new kind of perk that we’ve never done in Dead by Daylight. It’s called “Flash-Bang” and allows him to create a flash grenade from scratch during a match under certain conditions, with which he can later blind the killer.
TC: Final note, what can Resident Evil fans expect from this new chapter?
DR: You can expect a new Raccoon City Police Station map – the largest we have ever created for Dead by daylight, and of course a Killer and Survivors with loads of fantastic lore and allusions to the original games. The team went to great lengths to reproduce details that fans will see and added as many links and winkles as possible to the source material … with a Dead by daylight
That’s it for today folks! With a lot of love the world was made of resident Evil in Dead by daylight and we can’t wait to see you wreak havoc with the Nemesis, lead your team with Jill and Leon, and explore every corner of our new map. See you in the fog!
Dead by Daylight: Resident Evil Chapter
Conduct Interactive Inc.
Resident Evil is a new chapter for Dead by Daylight. It contains a killer, Nemesis; two survivors, Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine; and a new card. Purchasing the add-on unlocks the new killer, both survivors and an exclusive universal charm: Umbrella Corporation. The Resident Evil Chapter includes a new map: The Raccoon City Police Station. Once home to the RPD’s elite STARS unit, the maze-like corridors of this converted art museum are now overrun by the undead and harbor relentless evil. The new killer is Nemesis. Take control of Umbrella’s bloodthirsty bio-organic weapon and mercilessly pursue your targets. The new survivors are Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine. Undaunted in his mission to unmask Umbrella, Leon has proven himself a true survivor since his first day with the RPD. Jill is a brilliant STARS agent, one of the few surviving members of her unit and a tough target for even the most relentless of adversaries.
Dead by daylight
Conduct Interactive Inc.
Have you always wanted to play one of the characters from your favorite horror films? Dead by Daylight is a 1v4 multiplayer game that draws from every corner of the horror world from a powerful slasher to a terrible paranormal being. Choose between an unstoppable killer and one of 4 survivors trying to avoid a gruesome death. Each character has their own deep progression system and many unlockable elements that can be adjusted to suit your personal strategy. Work together to escape or pursue and sacrifice each survivor. This edition of Dead by Daylight gives you access to a list of 7 killers (The Trapper, The Hillbilly, The Wraith, The Nurse, The Hag, The Huntress and The Doctor) and 9 survivors (Meg Thomas, Claudette Morel, Jake Park, Dwight Fairfield, Ace Visconti, Nea Karlsson, Bill Overbeck, Feng Min and David King). It also includes two cosmetic add-ons with outfits for different characters.