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Dead by Daylight 'Sadako Rising' Unleashes Unspeakable Horrors on March 8th

Dead by Daylight 'Sadako Rising' Unleashes Unspeakable Horrors on March 8th

Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2022Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Windows, Xbox DLC, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Store

Sadako Rising, a new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel Ringu and the original film adaptation, will be available for Dead by Daylight on March 8th on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, Epic Games Store, Windows Store and Stadia.

Dead by Daylight 'Sadako Rising' Unleashes Unspeakable Horrors on March 8th

The 23rd addition to the globally acclaimed horror game will feature new Killer Sadako, as well as new Survivor, Yoichi Asakawa, the only protagonist of the Ringu franchise to ever have survived Sadako's vengeful ordeal.

Slowly crawling out of the stagnant water of her well to haunt her victims is the new Killer Sadako, known in game as The Onryō. With immense powers and a fearsome temper, Sadako was left to perish and rot in a watery grave. Gifted with otherworldly power, her violent wrath manifested into a cursed videotape that allowed her to appear before the viewers, to curse them and leave them dead, their faces twisted in a mask of terror. The Onryō’s fury is so profound that Survivors will soon find themselves condemned to a haunting fate. Though the flickering glow of a television has long been a source of comfort, the mere sight of one will soon send shivers down their spine.

Let's take a look at the official trailer.

“Ringu introduces psychological horror to our game, which is very different from the slasher style our fans are used to. They can expect Sadako to come with creepy and surprising gameplay mechanics that are not found in other Killers”, shares Dave Richard, Creative Director, Dead by Daylight. “Survivors beware, she will freak you out!”

“I am very honored that this very iconic horror character from Japan will step into the Fog. Sadako, with her long black hair and white dress, is a tragic woman, beautiful and dignified, yet she pulls you into her quiet terror. The Dead by Daylight team did a great job in representing her characteristics in the game. I am convinced that it will be a chapter unlike any other. In addition to the new Killer Sadako, there are many other items that evoke the world of Ringu. I hope that players will be thrilled to see how they fit into the game, whilst they tremble at the sight of them”, shared Reiko Imayasu, Producer, Kadokawa Corporation.

Yoichi Asakawa: The Story that Was Never Told.

Haunted by memories of loss, darkened by the shadow of evil. His journey is far from over. No stranger to Sadako’s fury is Yoichi Asakawa, whose young life was forever altered by The Onryō’s rage. First introduced to fans as a boy in the original 1998 Ringu movie, Yoichi is the only hero of the cult Japanese franchise to ever have made it alive after facing Sadako’s anger. His reappearance in Dead by Daylight is thus the first occasion for fans to reconnect with the beloved child more than 20 years after his escape and finally know what came of him. Now a respected marine biologist, his story continues as his search for answers drove him through treacherous waters, deep into a realm beyond rational understanding.

Creative Director Dave Richard continues: “To be granted the trust by Kadokawa to finish the story of Yoichi Asakawa is one of the greatest honours for me. Choosing to finally reveal a long-expected untold story via a video game is a bold decision that speaks to the importance of our medium in today’s pop culture.”

Sadako Rising launches March 8th on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store, Nintendo Switch and Stadia.

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