Most of Dead by Daylight is spent running away from its stable of horror villains, but a surprise visual novel will soon have players running toward familiar characters like The Trapper… for romance.
At a recent anniversary event, Behaviour Interactive announced a new dating sim titled Hooked On You: A Dead By Daylighting Dating Sim. Developed by Psyop, the creators of I Love You, Colonel Sanders! A Finger Lickin' Good Dating Simulator, it will feature "romance, steamy references and… shirtless outfits."
Hooked On You's stars will be four familiar Dead By Daylight killers who inhabit something called a magical land called "Murderer's Island:" The Huntress, The Spirit, The Trapper, and The Wraith. Here's how the official release describes it:
Death’s a beach.
— The Narrator (@HookedByBHVR) May 17, 2022
Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim takes players on Murderer’s Island. Their companions: four dead-sexy Killers who, underneath their murderous exteriors, just want a little romance. Fans flirt their way into the hearts of The Huntress, The Spirit, The Trapper, and The Wraith, uncovering dark twists along the way. Will they find true love, forge friendships or get hacked to death? Only they can decide. As mystery unfolds, it’s their job to make sense of it all. What brought them here? Where did these Killers come from? Why do they show so much interest? And, most importantly, if only one had to be chosen for love… who would it be?
On top of its new dating sim, Behaviour Interactive also announced another crossover with Resident Evil titled "Project W"; a new original chapter titled "Roots of Dread"; an Attack on Titan collaboration, and a major update for its mobile game.
Now seven years old, Dead by Daylight has grown to include some 31 survivors and 28 killers, collaborating with famous franchises such as Hellraiser, Ringu, and Stranger Things. As for its quirky new dating sim, Hooked On You will be out this summer on Steam.
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