As part of the anniversary livestream, Dead by Daylight have announced a landmark licensed DLC chapter that will come to the game next month. The chapter is based on the legendary Silent Hill franchise, with Silent Hill 3’s Cheryl Mason as the Survivor, the Midwich Elementary School as the new map, and the celebrated Pyramid Head, codenamed “The Executioner,” as the new Killer. The chapter marks the first that comes to us from a video game franchise, whereas the other licensed chapters have come from film and television.
Cheryl Mason, the daughter of the original game’s protagonist Harry, as well as main character in the third installment of the franchise, is the Survivor for this chapter. Her gameplay will be stealth-based, though her fascination with the occult had led to a potential connection with The Entity, a first for any Survivor so far.
"Midwich Elementary School is the scene of unspeakable horrors. Any sense of the innocence that once marked these halls is gone. In its place: stained walls, rusted chains, hanging cadavers and a sense that things have gone horribly wrong. Pyramid Head, known as The Executioner, is a sadistic and merciless killer fixated on dispensing punishment through pain. Never without his hulking great blade in tow, Pyramid Head has stepped into the fog to fulfill his nefarious duty. Cheryl Mason, previously known as Heather, is the Chapter’s newest survivor. Having freed herself from the religious cult that had pursued her since birth, she now must fight an eternal battle in the Entity’s realm."
"We are so thrilled to welcome Silent Hill as Chapter 16 of Dead by Daylight. Silent Hill is such an iconic video game licence and to add it to our legendary roster of horror is truly an honor," notes Mathieu Côté, Game Director on Dead by Daylight for Behaviour Interactive. "We hope players will have as much fun discovering this Chapter as we had in making it."
Much like Ghostface’s reveal during last year’s livestream, the anniversary celebration has yielded a massive acquisition for Behaviour and the Dead by Daylight team. Given that the Silent Hill franchise lay dormant since 2014’s now-mythical P.T, the reinvigoration of the survival horror cornerstone is a welcome one.
The Public Test Build for the Silent Hill chapter is available now on PC and will officially debut for consoles and PC on June 16, 2020.
Watch the trailer here: