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Dead by Daylight, the popular slash-em-up multiplayer game, celebrated its fifth anniversary by announcing that the game has reached 36 million players (on all platforms) and a new Resident Evil crossover to be released on 15 June. the previous CGI trailer showing Nemesis, the tyrant of Resident Evil 3 and the new assassin who arrives at Dead by Daylight, throwing an unfortunate soul into the car.
The "chapter" of Resident Evil, as DBD defines the DLC, includes Nemesis as the new killer character, Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine as two new survivors, and a beautiful-looking new map that recreates the Raccoon police department. City. Both the map and Leon come from Resident Evil 2, while Nemesis and this version of Jill come from Resident Evil 3. Finally, and perhaps most interesting of all, Nemesis is the first evil Dead by Daylight to arrive with AI companions : zombies.
Nemesis isn’t exactly the most iconic evil in the Resident Evil series, but you can see why this character was chosen: the skills fit in perfectly with the Dead By Daylight experience. Nemesis (who for some reason will be called "Tyrant" in the game) can cast his charming arm-tentacles, giving the character a wide range of melee, and by hitting a survivor, he is "infected" with his "killer power". ". : the T virus. Subsequent blows will begin to stack damage on top.
Survivors infected with the T virus will cough, vomit, and make more noise, making them easier to find (and, of course, more vulnerable to tentacle damage). When there are infected survivors on the map, the power of Nemesis grows even more: the tentacles lengthen and can begin to attack through sticks and certain walls. Each level has a limited number of antidotes that survivors can find, but once gone they are gone.
The latest mess with the T virus is those AI zombies. When Nemesis is the killer, zombies will appear at random places around the map and attack players. Viously, obviously, being zombies, they are not so fast or so difficult to handle. But if they catch a survivor and bite, it’s a T-virus infection, and subsequent bites will start to damage and ignite the Nemesis.
Most importantly, this killer looks great for Dead by Daylight, something really new in skill and focus. Dave Richards, the game's creative director, described the design approach as making Nemesis "feel like the ultimate pursuer." The whole idea of Nemesis, after all, is that he is the tyrant who constantly haunts you.
New survivors come with some of their own special abilities. One of Leon's is a flashbang that, after repairing a certain number of generators, can be made in a closet: it can be thrown or thrown, blinds the killer, and can pull comrades out of their clutches. Meanwhile, Jill can catch the generators, that is, when the killer shows up to kick her, they get kicked.
The map of Raccoon City Police Station looks wonderful and as the core of Resident Evil 2 is as nostalgic as the game environments. The recreation isn’t as great, but as close as it could be given to Dead by Daylight’s environmental requirements, along with new nightmare elements from the game’s entities. Damn, you have the S.T.A.R.S. office: sold.
Dave Richards says that the team opted for the "older" Resi titles because "it was important to have what is considered a classic in the world of Resident Evil, so we went to do the remakes of the previous games: the & # 39; "emotion, the memory of those titles that we played when we were younger or that fans have experienced more recently."
But the the elephant wearing hats back in the room is, of course, the very viral Lady Dimitrescu from the recent Resident Evil: Village. To be fair to Behavior, he must have started on this project long before this character became a bit of a meme sensation, but the obvious question is whether he has plans to lean on that and have a Lady D dress for him. 39; killer to the future.
“I can’t answer that today,” Richard says. Today? Well.
However, the most striking element for the future direction of Dead by Daylight may be the elements of artificial intelligence provided by Nemesis. “Like anything we build, we create new tools that we can use in the future,” says Richard. "That way, the AI characters will be able to help other assassins in the future: sure. But the zombies will stay with Nemesis. When we use the AI elements again, it will be different, in the lead."
The Resident Evil chapter of Dead by Daylight will be posted on the game’s test servers over the next hour and will be available on June 15 for $ 11.99.