Halloween's Michael Meyers Headed to Horror Game Dead by Daylight

Halloween's Laurie Strode will also be playable.


Dead by Daylight developer Behavior Interactive announced today that a classic serial killer is headed to the multiplayer horror game. Halloween's Michael Meyers will be playable starting tomorrow, October 25.

Classic character Laurie Strode, who was played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the movies, is also coming to Dead by Daylight. The two characters are joined by an environment based on Haddonfield, Illinois, the setting of Halloween, and you can watch a trailer for the creepy DLC at the top of this article.

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Meyers has two different phases that affect how he plays. The first is a weaker and slower version of the character with increased detection skills. Looking at survivors fills a gauge, and when it's full, Meyers enters his second phase and becomes faster and more powerful, while losing his heightened detection. You can read more about Michael and Laurie on Dead by Daylight's website.

Dead by Daylight's Halloween DLC costs $7 and releases October 25 on PC.

In GameSpot's review, Dead by Daylight scored a 6/10 for its use of tension and player knowledge to evoke terror. However, critic Joab Gilroy noted that the horror goes away once players become familiar with the game's workings.

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