Players, start your chainsaws.
Hot on the heels of Michael Myers making his way into Behavior Interactive’s Dead by Daylight, we’re thrilled to break the exclusive news this morning that another iconic horror villain is making his way into the slasher game.
Ahead of next week’s release of the prequel to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, titled Leatherface, Leatherface himself will become a playable character thanks to a DLC pack launching on Steam TODAY!
He’ll then arrive on the console version of the game at a later date.
Creative director Dave Richard explained why he wanted Leatherface in the game, while also teasing what we can expect when he arrives later today.
“Leatherface is a horror icon and has been an inspiration to the team from day one,” he told us. “We all wanted to work with the character for quite some time and are really pleased to count him as part of our roster of Killers. The brutality of his actions, his unique personality, and outstanding character design makes him an excellent fit for the Dead by Daylight universe. Oh and also, meat hooks.”
“Like any chainsaw wielder in Dead by Daylight, Leatherface is able to down survivors in one hit,” Richard continued. “What makes him unique is his full control over the chainsaw. Once you rev up the chainsaw, Leatherface enters a crazed attack mode where he swings his chainsaw from side to side in a wide angle as he gains momentum. During this action, Leatherface can freely move and change direction, keeping the pressure on the survivor being chased. If Leatherface is interrupted during his chainsaw attack, he enters a tantrum, more commonly known as his classic move “the chainsaw dance”, in which he can still deliver lethal blows.”
“His perks bring new ways to gain the upper hand over the survivors. “Knockout” disables the outline of a survivor falling in the dying state making it very hard for other survivors to pin point your location at this crucial moment. “Barbecue & Chili” shows you the location of every survivor (when in range) every time you hook a victim. “Franklin’s Demise” make survivor drop their items to the ground when you hit them. The team also cooked up truly amazing in-game surprises specifically for Leatherface. But I don’t want to spoil anything, you’ll have to discover how to unlock them by yourself.”
Check out the Leatherface reveal trailer below and start playing later today!
“Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical, multiplayer (4 vs 1) horror game where one player takes on the role of a savage killer, and the other four players become survivors frantically scurrying to avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey. The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.”