Dead by Daylight Introduces Scream's Ghostface as Its Next Killer and Receives Release Date for Switch

The iconic slasher is coming to Dead by Daylight as the newest addition to its lineup of silver screen killers.

Behaviour Interactive released a vintage Scream-style teaser trailer for the next masked murderer to grace Dead by Daylight–Ghostface.

Equal parts irreverent and spooky, the trailer opens with a lackadaisical Ghostface doing some shopping at his local home improvement store. He picks up some essentials: rope, tape, and a knife, then heads out after leaving the cashier a heavy tip. No definitive information was given on what we can expect from the Ghostface DLC, or when we can expect it. A more complete reveal will be shown at Dead by Daylight‘s three-year anniversary stream on May 31, 3:00 p.m. EST.

Looking at Dead by Daylight‘s year three roadmap, we could see an additional map and survivor from the Scream series. As far as what abilities Ghostface will have, they’ll probably be centered around what we’ve seen in the films–just as we saw with Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers. Scream has always been aware of horror tropes and likes to play with that meta-knowledge. Ghostface himself often employs that knowledge to get a leg up on his victims–just as often as he’s been defeated by it. Any abilities possessed by Ghostface and whatever survivor accompanies him could (and should) keep that in mind.

In Dead by Daylight, layers take on the role of survivor or killer. A team of four survivors must perform a set of tasks necessary to reveal their escape point all while sneaking past the killer and avoiding traps. The killer must simply make sure nobody leaves alive. Equipped with his trusty knife and a mysterious presence called The Entity, Ghostface seems like a worthy figure to take up the task.

Dead by Daylight is a survival-horror multiplayer game that was released on PC in June 2016 then on PS4 and Xbox One in June 2017. It lands on the Nintendo Switch September 24.

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Brandon Doerrer

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