Montréal, CANADA – July 5, 2023 – The wait is over. Starting today, gaming fans and movie enthusiasts alike can personify the iconic actor Nicolas Cage in the Public Test Build, available only on Steam, as a destined Survivor fighting for his life in Dead by Daylight. This marks the first time that a public figure joins the game, playing a fictionalized version of himself.
A Thespian in the Entity’s Cage
After countless awards and over one hundred movies shot across the globe, Nicolas Cage had seen it all and done it all – or so he thought. While on set filming the role of a lifetime, his performance summoned The Entity, a malevolent being of incomprehensible power. The actor soon found himself cast in otherworldly Fog, forced to survive a host of terrifying Killers deadlier than even the most scathing film critic.
A Performance to Die for
Fans have watched him – now they can become him, enjoying three brand-new character Perks that open the door for engaging new gameplay:
- With Dramaturgy, players will allow their instincts to take over during moments of heightened intensity. They might not be able to predict the outcome, but that's what makes it so thrilling, isn’t it?
- Every actor needs a Scene Partner. When using this Perk, staring at the Killer will grant players a deeper insight into their process, allowing them to better anticipate their next move.
- Finally – a Plot Twist in the third act can really breathe new life into film and Trial alike. Players will use their second-to-none acting ability to get deeper into character than ever before, making a bold decision that’s as risky as it is rewarding.
A Legend Amongst Legends
Nicolas Cage is an actor, director, and producer whose remarkable versatility has led to great success across all genres for over four decades. Cage’s work has been tremendously well received by both audiences and critics alike.
“To say we are thrilled to have Nicolas Cage join the gaming world for the first time with Dead by Daylight is an understatement,” says Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships for Behaviour Interactive. “Mr. Cage recorded all his voice lines and was involved every step of the way; his dedication to his craft and professionalism is unmatched. We feel very privileged to have him and to our players: you’re in for a treat!”
Nicolas Cage is available to play in the Public Test Build Now, on Steam only. The Dead by Daylight: Nicolas Cage Chapter will be available for purchase on July 25, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) and the exclusive Dead by Daylight: Nicolas Cage Chapter Pack at the same time on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store, and Nintendo Switch. Dead by Daylight has an ESRB rating of “M” for Mature.
About Dead by Daylight™
Created by Behaviour™ Interactive, Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action horror game of hide and seek, set in a dark fantasy and drawing from all corners of horror, where each match is a different experience. Dead by Daylight boasts more than 50 million players both globally and across all platforms. On any given day, up to 2 million players step into The Fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, the game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, movies, and video games. For more information, please visit deadbydaylight.com.
About Behaviour™ Interactive
Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more. For more information, visit www.bhvr.com.
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