Dead by Daylight, the asymmetrical multiplayer game from Behavior Interactive, pits a killer against four plucky survivors in familiar slasher film environments. The killers are all generic versions of horror movie archetypes like the chainsaw hillbilly, or the undead nurse. They’re close enough to the originals to be scary, while deftly avoiding lawsuits. That’s worked fine so far.
Halloween is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to run from someone a little more appropriate instead of a nondescript masked guy? Producer Mathieu Cote agrees. The Hallowe’en Update will add Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, and a suburban neighborhood map that will mimic the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois. Let’s hope the developers put a palm tree in there to really nail the movie setting.