And Heather Mason’s back too.
Konami might not be in any particular hurry to give the world a proper new Silent Hill (damn you Konami!), but it’s now teamed up with Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive to bring Silent Hill 2’s iconic unearthly butcher Pyramid Head to the asymmetrical horror game.
Pyramid Head arrives as part of Dead by Daylight’s upcoming Silent-Hill-themed DLC – which also includes a suitably sinister new map and familiar survivor – and marks the game’s seventh licensed addition, following on from the likes of Halloween’s Michael Myers, Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger, Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface, Saw’s Amanda Young, Scream’s Ghost Face, and Stranger Things’ Demogorgon.
Behaviour Interactive calls Pyramid Head (who’ll be known as The Executioner in-game) a “sadistic and merciless killer fixated on dispensing punishment through pain”, and the pointy-headed one will be fulfilling their tour of torment within the shadowy halls of a new map inspired by Silent Hill’s Midwich Elementary School.
“Any sense of the innocence that once marked these halls is gone,” explains Behaviour Interactive, “In its place: stained walls, rusted chains, hanging cadavers and a sense that things have gone horribly wrong.”
Dead by Daylight completes its triumvirate of Silent Hill additions with a new survivor, who arrives in the form of Heather/Cheryl Mason (depending which end of the game you’re looking at), the theme-park-loving protagonist of Silent Hill 3.
Behaviour Interactive hasn’t officially revealed the various unique abilities and gameplay elements its Silent Hill additions will bring, but Steam users can get an early glimpse of the new killer, map, and survivor via Dead by Daylight’s public test build right now. The Silent Hill DLC officially launches for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on 16th June.