The creators of Dead by Daylight asked fans what genre they would most like to see in a spin-off, and the majority voted for a dating sim. Despite Behavior Interactive’s initial surprise, development of the game began in collaboration with Psyop. And this summer we will see Hooked on You: A Dead by Daylight Dating Sim on Steam.
The game’s theme is a dark comedic beach party, reminiscent of classics like Baywatch, but with a twist of horror, as brutal killers make up the cast. You can get to know the Huntress, the Trapper, the Spirit, and the Wraith by flirting with them to form a romantic or friendly relationship – just be careful that they don’t pierce your spine with a hook.
Hooked on You aims to explore each character’s personality in more detail, although Behavior Interactive has stressed that this fun spin-off is not canon and just “what if?”. Although they are “more playful” than in the main game, Behavior Interactive added that they are just as dangerous as they are in the main game.
The protagonist will be somewhat of a blank slate; the player can decide for himself who he wants to befriend and have a romantic relationship with during the game. In a Q&A following Tuesday’s announcement, Behavior Interactive stated that if fans are interested, the studio is ready to make more of these romance games with a wider selection of participants.
Hooked on You comes out this summer exclusively on Steam.