Dead by Daylight has some harrowing ghouls in it, but The Onryō may be its most fearsome yet. As previously announced, this cursed little girl is inspired by Ringu (or The Ring), and will emerge as part of the Sadako Rising chapter due out on 8th March. “Gifted with otherworldly power, her violent wrath manifested into a cursed videotape that allowed her to appear before the viewers, to curse them and leave them dead, their faces twisted in a mask of terror,” the press release teases.
“Ringu introduces psychological horror to our game, which is very different from the slasher style our fans are used to,” creative director Dave Richard added. “They can expect Sadako to come with creepy and surprising gameplay mechanics that are not found in other Killers. Survivors beware, she will freak you out!”
Every Killer in asymmetrical multiplayer game Dead by Daylight comes with a unique slate of gameplay systems, and it looks like The Onryō will lean into stealth. We can see her turning invisible in the trailer, and creeping up on unsuspecting Survivors. Expect some emergent jump scares, which should add an entirely new dynamic to the action.
“I am very honoured that this very iconic horror character from Japan will step into the Fog,” Kadokaw’s Reiko Imayasu continued. “Sadako, with her long black hair and white dress, is a tragic woman, beautiful and dignified, yet she pulls you into her quiet terror. The Dead by Daylight team did a great job in representing her characteristics in the game. I am convinced that it will be a chapter unlike any other.”
She’ll be joined by a new Survivor: Yoichi Asakawa. Fans of the films may remember him from the 1998 movie, where he was a little boy, but Dead by Daylight will pick up his story 20 years later. “His reappearance in Dead by Daylight is the first occasion for fans to reconnect with the beloved child more than 20 years after his escape and finally know what came of him. Now a respected marine biologist, his story continues as his search for answers drove him through treacherous waters, deep into a realm beyond rational understanding,” the press release concludes.
Nope. Had a recurring nightmare about this yoke all through my 20s. We watched the movie in college one night. That was the end of me.
You know the "hag on your back" or "night hag" phenomenon? That, but it was this wretch. Get back in the wellllllll!!!!
Dont really play DbD anymore, but seeing Sadako in it, and how she walks around is actually really well done.
Yoichi looks like James Charles
@rawzeku Yeah I love the animations! So cool!
I know right, I am usually immune to horror films but my wife got me to watch the Ring as it's one of her favorites, nope. Just nope.
@PegasusActual93 this is strange as i absolutely hate anything horror. I mean im a massive girlie pants. I dont watch horror films and i dont play horror games what so ever as i just cant bring myself to do it but i watched the ring and although it made my jump a little i didnt find it too bad. She is creepy tho 😅
As a fan of the films and novels this is great news, hopefully the psychological horror will be just as good in video game form
@PegasusActual93 That's it! I don't know what it is, but I can't deal with this character.
@Shadcai the books are fantastic! There was also a Ring videogame for the Dreamcast, which was more in the style of the classic resident evil games.
@Shepherd_Tallon I was 12 - 13 when I watched the original... child-friendly film.
@CthulhuFhtagn Oof! 😂 That's a rough one.
Reminds me of the time one of my older cousins was babysitting myself and another cousin who was my age.
The older cousin tells our parents he'll take us to the video shop to rent a movie for us.
It was 1991/92.
We were 9.
Silence of the Lambs had just been released on VHS 😂😂
@Shepherd_Tallon haha, another family-friendly. you and your cousins had a good taste in movies.
man I miss VHS era. watching movies with cousins. we didn't know english and those "foreign" films had no subtitles! robocop, terminator, predator, bruce lee movies 😁 ...
@CthulhuFhtagn Ah you're making me nostalgic now 😊 Two of my friends and I recently started our own 80s Movies Club because we missed watching all of these old movies like the ones you mentioned.
It's good fun, and gives us our movie nostalgia fix.
People who don’t like horror in my experience go to an Indian and order a chicken korma. Their choice of burger joint is also dictated by the quality of milkshake point being yes; you’ll sweat but it was a thrill. I’m still not over that bitch up in the corner in Hereditary however
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