Hello guys from the fog.
A new chapter is now available in Dead in daylight and brings with it a unique killer and survivor. The theme of the chapter is family: what we do for the family, what we sacrifice for the family, how the family builds and shapes, who we are … and our new killer knows the family because it is a related brother and a sister, also known as the twins! Let’s hear more from Dead from Daylight Creative Director Dave Richard.
Dead of Daylight Associate Brand Manager Thomas Carpentier: This is the first time a killer has been made up of two different characters. How did the idea for the development team come about? What was unique and interesting in the course of development?
Dead by Daylight Creative Director Dave Richard: The ability to separate and control multiple independent characters with different abilities has always been a fascinating concept for the team. Over the years we have looked at it in various shapes and forms many times. However, we had to put the idea aside because of production challenges and technical limitations. Thanks to a bigger and more experienced team (and a lot of effort!) The twins are now a reality!
As expected, the design of the twins was a challenge. A killer who splits in two changes the whole dynamics of a regular game … if there ever was a “regular” game Dead in daylight
Carpentier: Can you tell us more about the twins?
Richard: The story of Charlotte and Victor is grim. The siblings are born together in 17th century France, which regards their existence as a curse. Stolen from their mother and tortured for years in the dark rituals of the cultists, they suffered many difficulties. To Charlotte’s desperation, Victor died when she escaped the grip of the cult and his lifeless body was still clinging to her. She then survived cleaning up, stealing and sometimes killing, always trying to protect her dead brother. When The Entity took her, Victor was revived, and even if he is now a monster fueled in spite of everything, she loves him very much.
In the game, the twins show their different personalities through their skills. Both characters are independent; The player can freely switch between the two. Charlotte, massive and emotionless, protects her brother with huge weapons and tools that come from the many villages and towns that she has plundered. Her size allows her to perform all the usual killer actions like carrying and hooking. The malevolent Victor can completely detach himself and let his anger wreak havoc. He is quick and can pounce on and attach himself to survivors, injuring them. Vic tor also reveals the positions of the other survivors to his sister.
Carpenter: The new survivor is Élodie Rakoto. Can you tell us more about their story and what makes them unique?
Richard: Élodie is a great French Malagasy artifact hunter who dedicated her life to exploring the occult. When she was a child, her parents disappeared in a mysterious and catastrophic event. From that point on, her efforts and focus were on studying, exploring, and researching the religious, the occult, and anything that could help her understand what happened to her parents. All of this knowledge brought her very close to The Entity and groups that revolved around her. Élodie is often “in the field”. She explores dangerous locations and finds ancient artifacts associated with her research, which eventually leads her into the realms of The Entity.
Élodie brings three unique perks to the survival toolset that allow her to use her tenacity and quick thinking to stay one step ahead on a test. Either to fool the killer or even to fight him, she has an interesting play style that is different from other survivors.
One final note on Élodie, as I would like to say, we appreciate the community’s feedback. The team strives to make our characters with different backgrounds, origins, ethnicities and cultures as diverse as possible. Representation is important and we continue to believe it.
Carpentier: The new chapter will appear at the beginning of December. What can we expect for the Christmas season?
Richard: We have a few surprises in our sack, but how about free cosmetics and money? Starting today and through January 3rd, we will be making the currency available to players when they log in to the game. In addition, you can receive a handful of cosmetic rewards through redemption codes. Keep your eyes peeled, this is going to be a busy moment for your players. Oh, and remember, if you already own the Xbox One version of the game, you can upgrade to the Xbox Series X version for free thanks to Smart Delivery.
Enjoy your holiday season and see you in the fog!
Dead at Daylight: Special Edition
Behavior of Digital Inc.
Death is not an escape. Dead by Daylight is a 4-on-1 multiplayer horror game in which one player takes on the role of the wild killer and the other four players play as survivors to escape the killer and avoid getting caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in the third person and have the benefit of greater situational awareness. The killer plays in the first person and focuses more on their prey. The survivors’ goal in every 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.