A masterpiece of horror history is joining the expansive roster of Dead by Daylight in March 2022. Behaviour Interactive is teaming up with famed Japanese entertainment editor and publisher Kadokawa to integrate its cult franchise Ringu in the world of the hit horror game.
Ringu introduced images that have long haunted fans, fuelling the nightmares of audiences across the globe. This new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel and the original acclaimed film adaptation will open the door for endless thrills and countless gameplay possibilities as it merges the eerie and melancholic world of the psychological horror masterwork with the twisted fantasy of Dead by Daylight.
“The importance of the Ringu franchise in Japan, and its influence on culture around the world are undeniable. To be given the opportunity to dive into that legendary story as we bring this creation into Dead by Daylight is an immense honour”, says Mathieu Côté, Game Director, Dead by Daylight. “This new Chapter will give our players something intensely dark and troubling. It’s a real heart-pounding experience that adds to the already high intensity of our game.”
Can I even play Dead by Daylight?
This is genuinely terrifying to me. Seeing such an iconic figure in horror join the roster is absolutely brilliant. I’ve never actually seen the original Ringu as I was quite uncultured when I was young. I only saw the Western iteration The Ring starring Naomi Watts. I’ll never forget the hand coming out of the back of her head. It’s just one of those moments.