Behavior Interactive has announced the release of a new chapter of Dead by Daylight: Alien is out on PC and consoles and represents the signature sci-fi horror franchise Dead by Daylight.
Player roster now includes Xenomorph and his opponent Ellen Ripley. In addition, a new map, The Wreck of Nostromo, has been created based on the classic film by Ridley Scott.
Chase Toole, Assistant Artistic Director of Dead by Daylight, stated:
One of the biggest challenges of this chapter was to merge the world of Alien with the world of Dead by Daylight. We aimed to pay homage to the original source while retaining our gameplay and the universe we created, and we hope players will recognize – and appreciate – the familiar landmarks and twisted environmental changes from The Entity.”
Janick Neveu, Dead by Daylight Game Designer, said:
The opportunity to play the role of Ripley is an incredible prospect. Ripley has a lot of tricks up her sleeve: perks that allow her to move silently while running, and pallet traps that make her a resourceful and powerful ally. It offers an incredibly interesting strategic counterplay that is sure to draw people in.
Dave Richard, Senior Creative Designer for Dead by Daylight added:
The xenomorph is truly one of the most mythical creatures ever created. It penetrates our fear of what lies behind us in the dark. The anxiety he causes is only heightened by his striking appearance. We couldn’t have hoped that he would be a better fit to add to our list of impressive killers.”
While playing on the Wrecks of Nostromo map, players will encounter a new feature – steam pipes. They activate if you walk past them; after a few seconds, a jet of steam escapes from them, slowing nearby killers or survivors. Survivors can also interact with steam pipe panels to reset them and start them up again.
In addition, when encountering a xenomorph, control stations appear on any map. Survivors can interact with them to get a remote fire turret that can reduce the xenomorph’s stealth. However, with prolonged use, it may require repair, and can also be destroyed by a xenomorph. In turn, the xenomorph can use the tunnel system connected to the control stations to move quickly around the map and even see the Survivor’s footsteps from above.