Dead by Daylight: Alien is here. The hunt begins now!
The legendary Alien franchise is now available in Dead by DaylightTM, pushing the boundaries of sci-fi horror to the depths of space. Starting today, players can stalk Survivors as the Xenomorph or survive as Ellen Ripley, the ultimate hero. Players will also get to explore a reinterpretation of the iconic ship from Ridley Scott’s classic film in the new Map: Nostromo Wreckage.
A wrecked vessel
The Nostromo Wreckage is The Entity’s twisted recreation of the interstellar cargo ship from Ripley’s memories – a grim and hopeless place where its labyrinthine decks become a deathly nightmare.
“One of the biggest challenges of this Chapter was blending the world of Alien with the world of Dead by Daylight. We strived to honor the source material while respecting our gameplay and the universe we have built, and hope players will recognize – and appreciate – the familiar sights and twisted environmental tweaks from The Entity”, explains Chase Toole, Associate Artistic Director on Dead by Daylight.
The Nostromo Wreckage also introduces a new exclusive feature: Steam Pipes. Whoever runs past a Steam Pipe will activate a short jet of steam. The steam can hit either Killer or Survivor, slowing them down for a few seconds. Survivors can interact with the Steam Pipe Panels to reset the pipe, allowing it to be used again.
A perfect organism designed to kill
An icon of horror and science fiction, the Xenomorph is one of the most recognizable characters in popular culture.
“The Xenomorph is truly one of the most mythical creatures ever created”, says Dave Richard, Senior Creative Designer on Dead by Daylight. “It taps into our fear of what lurks behind our reach, in the dark. The anxiety it creates is only amplified by its striking appearance. We couldn’t have hoped for a better fit to be added to our roster of impressive Killers.”
The Xenomorph adds to the meta with its exclusive Map Feature: Control Stations.
Control Stations will appear on any Map when facing the Xenomorph. Several Control Stations are available during a Trial. Both the Xenomorph and Survivors can engage with them in different ways:
Survivors must interact with Control Stations to generate a Special Item: a Remote Flame Turret, available only when facing the Xenomorph. These cylindrical weapons need to be picked up and placed strategically. Once the Xenomorph is within its proximity, the Turret will emit a sound, warning Survivors of its imminent flame deployment. The flame disables the Xenomorph’s Power, Crawler Mode, considerably reducing its stealth. If employed for a prolonged period of time, a Turret can overheat and must be repaired by Survivors. The Xenomorph can also disable or destroy a Turret by hitting it once.
Control Stations are the gateway to a complex system of underground tunnels that can only be accessed by the Xenomorph. This System allows the Xenomorph to navigate between Control Stations across any Map in a matter of seconds. Inside the Tunnels, the Xenomorph can see Survivor footsteps above, in the form of ripple-like fluorescent impact points and hear the Generator repair sounds. When coming out of a Control Station, it can also detect any nearby Survivors – allowing it to navigate the Map with deadly efficacy.
Always landing on her feet
Ellen Ripley, warrant officer of the Nostromo, is capable and pragmatic. An iconic hero, she joins The Fog as a strong and level-headed Survivor.
“The fantasy of playing as Ripley is an incredible opportunity. Ripley has many tricks up her sleeves, with Perks that give her silent footsteps while running and trapping Pallets, making her a resourceful and powerful ally”, declares Janick Neveu, Game Designer for Dead by Daylight. “She offers an incredibly fun strategic counterplay that will certainly draw people in.”
With such an incredible Chapter launch, both the Xenomorph and Ellen Ripley will receive a slew of exciting Outfits reminiscent of the most iconic moments in the franchise’s history. The Xenomorph will receive the Xenomorph Queen Outfit (Legendary), which brings to life the Mother and Hive Leader – the highest of lifeforms; the Grid Xenomorph Outfit (Rare), which makes it a fierce opponent, scarred from combat, as well as the Xenomorph Clone Outfit (Very Rare), the wretched results of multiple genetic experiments. On the other hand, Ellen Ripley will receive the Back in Action Outfit (Very Rare), which evokes waking up to a new nightmare after nearly 60 years in stasis, as well as the Ripley 8 Outfit (Very Rare), showcasing a clone of the original Ellen Ripley, combined with Xenomorph DNA.
The Alien Chapter is available now via Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store and Nintendo Switch.
About Dead by Daylight
Created by BehaviourTM Interactive, Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action horror game of hide and seek, set in a dark fantasy and drawing from all corners of horror, where each match is a different experience. Dead by Daylight boasts more than 50 million players both globally and across all platforms. On any given day, up to 2 million players step into The Fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, the game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, movies, and video games. For more information, please visit deadbydaylight.com.
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,300 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight, which has entertained over 50 million players across multiple platforms. Behaviour has also established itself as one of the world’s leading providers of external development services. The company has partnered with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by GamesIndustry.biz, and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Headquartered in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), and the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North and Behaviour UK – South). For more information, visit www.bhvr.com.
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