E3 2016: Dead by Daylight Alive in Time for E3

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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Starbreeze and Behaviour Digital Inc. sent out a press release today announcing the release of their 4-v-1 horror game Dead by Daylight. Here you are either cast as the antagonist from a list of familiar killers or as a survivor that can be upgraded for a better chance to escape. Each ‘killing ground’ is procedurally-generated which will make surviving that much more difficult. But you shouldn’t be a lazy slasher as your victims might band together to stop you in your bloody tracks. As an added treat, you can try out Dead by Daylight if you’re currently at E3 in the West Hall Lobby at booth #F5C . You can even meet the devs (and maybe even a-not-so-welcome guest). The game is currently available for Steam and the $19.99 USD price for the normal copy is 10% off until July 4th. You can read the full release below.


MEDIA BLAST, LOS ANGELES (June 14, 2016) – Starbreeze AB together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital Inc. announced today that the highly anticipated asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight is now available on Steam.

The standard edition of the game is available for purchase at $ 19.99 / € 19.99 while the Deluxe Edition is available at $ 29.99 / € 29.99 on PC through Steam and other digital distribution channels.

Visitors of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles can additionally visit booth #F5C in the West Hall Lobby area to try the game and meet the developers. We also warn visitors of E3 that sightings of the Trapper have been reported in the vicinity of the Convention Center.

Reactions of the media based on early previews have been:

“Dead by Daylight looks in keeping with Starbreeze’s standards and it has the potential to be a cult classic on Steam when it launches on 14th June (at the budget price of €19.99). It’s a bloody good time alright”. – Eurogamer.net

Dead by Daylight makes you feel like the monster in an R-rated Scooby-Doo…“- PC Gamer US

.trust us, this thing is going to leave you with chills and sweaty palms.” – Inverse.com

What is Dead by Daylight?
Dead by Daylight is both an action and survival horror multiplayer game in which one crazed, unstoppable killer hunts four survivors through a terrifying nightmarish world in a deadly game of cat and mouse. The game is available on PC through the Steam distribution platform.

About Starbreeze:
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze’s most recent games include PAYDAY 2, the adrenaline fueled bank robbing co-op game and the upcoming John Wick VR shooter and survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead.
Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR head mounted display, to be produced together with Acer, displaying a unique field of vision and a mission to bring top-end VR to large audiences. Starbreeze launched StarVR with a VR-experience at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June 2015, gained by teaming up with French Infinite Eye. In January 2016, Starbreeze unveiled the StarCade initiative; centers that invites people to immerse themselves into premium VR experiences. The first cinematic VR experience “Cockatoo Spritz” directed by Stephane Barbato, premiered at the 69 th Cannes Film Festival 2016.

http://www.starbreeze.com

Brief information about Behaviour
Founded in 1992, Behaviour Interactive is Canada’s largest independent game developer, employing 325 talented people in Montreal (Quebec) and Santiago (Chile). The studio’s objective is to deliver high-quality and commercially successful games, while staying on the cutting-edge of the industry trends in the digital markets, and exploring fresh ideas and connected experiences to keep players entertained. Our studios work with the industry’s top publishers and licensors, including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Cloud Imperium, Disney, Dreamworks, EA, Games Workshop, Majesco, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Pixar, Sony, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft and Warner.  Dead by Daylight is produced by Behaviour Digital Inc.. Behaviour Digital Inc. is a subsidiary of Behaviour Interactive Inc whose mission is to “Create remarkable games we would play, our way.”

http://www.bhvr.com .

About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.