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Sometimes I worry I'm a contrarian. People tell me I'm not, but I won't listen to them. Here's an example. Last year, while most of my peers were pouring hundreds of hours into Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey, I was completely obsessed with Dead by Daylight, an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game that almost no one else I knew was playing. Developed by Behaviour Interactive, it challenges four players to work together as survivors, avoiding the murderous intentions of a fifth player who takes part as the killer. During each bout, the survivors have to explore the map, find generators and fix them in order to power-up two exit doors and get the hell out of there. The killer just has to kill them.

Dead by Daylight's latest cinematic serial killer expansion is Saw-themed

Asymmetrical multiplayer slash-'em-up Dead by Daylight is getting a new DLC expansion today, this time inspired by cinematic movie juggernaut Saw.

Dead by Daylight's eighth major expansion, known simply as The Saw Chapter, includes a new killer, a new survivor, and a new map, all of which should be familiar to Saw fans.

On the killer front, the Saw expansion introduces The Pig - otherwise known as Jigsaw's accomplice Amanda Young, in the series' frequently seen pig mask. Not quite as iconic as Dead by Daylight's previous cinematic additions Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, or Michael Myers, but still probably not something you'd want to run into on the way home.

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Dead by Daylight sells 270k copies in a week

Dead by Daylight sells 270k copies in a week

Steam best-seller has already recouped its development costs.

Asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight has sold more than a quarter million copies in only a week.

Publisher Starbreeze (Payday 2, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons) boasted about its figure of 270k copies shifted, making it the best-selling game on Steam last week.

More importantly for developer Behaviour Interactive (Naughty Bear), it recouped its "development cost and beyond."

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Starbreeze announces asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight

Starbreeze announces asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight

One first-person killer hunts four third-person survivors.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons developer and Payday 2 publisher Starbreeze is partnering with developer Behaviour Interactive (Naughty Bear, Wet) to make an asymmetrical competitive horror game called Dead By Daylight.

The premise pits four survivors against one killer in a game of cat and mouse. On paper it sounds very similar to the recently Kickstarted Friday the 13th game in which a player assumed the role of Jason Voorhees attempting to slay seven camp counselors. The difference with Dead by Daylight is that the killer plays from first-person, while the survivors have a third-person camera granting them more environmental awareness.

The killer will be more powerful, however, with special abilities like swifter movement. They won't all be teen horror slashers either, as some monsters will be of a more paranormal nature.

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