Following in the footsteps of horror greats Michael Myers and Leatherface, A Nightmare on Elm Street star Freddy Krueger is set to become the next killer in Behaviour Interactive’s 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game Dead by Daylight.
After some recent data mining, the studio all but confirmed the future appearance for one of the horror genre’s greatest villains with a short teaser video ominously warning players not to fall asleep. Freddy Krueger quickly became an icon of the film industry after starring in Wes Craven’s cult classic slasher series A Nightmare on Elm Street, which began in 1985.
Rather than stalk his victims from the shadows like Michael Myers or terrify his prey by wielding a large chainsaw in their direction like Leatherface, Krueger would claim his teenage victim’s lives as they slept by entering and manipulating their dreams. 8 more films would follow the 1985 horror debut with a reboot coming in 2010, not to forget a monumental fight with another of horror’s greatest icon’s Jason Voorhees in 2003’s Freddy vs Jason, cementing Krueger as one of the most notorious killers of the big screen.
Other than the short teaser no information was given as to when players can expect the dream killer to enter Dead by Daylight but with Halloween right around the corner and the promise of in-game events to celebrate the spooky holiday, we wouldn’t expect the wait to be too long.
Dead by Daylight is available now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.