Uh oh, this won’t be for the faint of heart! Ringu, perhaps better known to casuals as The Ring, is coming to Dead by Daylight in March 2022. Behaviour’s asymmetrical multiplayer title has quietly become the Super Smash Bros of horror games, and so Hideo Nakata’s legendary 1998 movie seems like a solid (if somewhat harrowing) fit.
The film was, of course, based on a novel by Koji Suzuki, but it went on to spawn all sorts of adaptations – including an English language version in the early 2000s. However, the Canadian developer will be looking to the original for this crossover, and while details are light, a teaser trailer seems to imply that Sadako Yamamura will be the next Killer coming to the title.
“It’s been 30 years since the first publication of the novel Ringu and 22 years since the film Ringu,” publisher Kadokawa’s Reiko Imayasu told Polygon. “Collaboration with Dead by Daylight is without doubt a new challenge for the Ringu franchise. As an IP from Japan, we are entering the Fog for the first time, tremble with fear while you wait!”
Oh, we will – there are very few antagonists creepier than Yamamura-chan.