Dead by Daylight adds Nicolas Cage as a playable Survivor

As promised, Nicolas Cage (Renfield, Pig) is now a playable character in Dead in daylight, Behavior Interactive’s venerable multiplayer survival horror game pitting Survivors against Killers. He brings the power of acting to the game’s realm of terror known as the fog.

Cage is now a selectable character Dead in daylight‘s public test built through Steam, which will launch in full at the end of July.

In the new DLC, Cage plays himself: actor Nicolas Cage. During a film shoot, Nic acts with such skill and seriousness that he accidentally summons Dead in daylight‘s “malicious being of incomprehensible power”, The Entity. So Cage is sent to the fog, where he fights for his life against the likes of Ghostface screamSadako’s The ring, Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil games and many more Killers. (Cage actually mentioned Sadako’s appearance Dead in daylight as one of the reasons he lent his likeness to the game.)

Nicolas Cage brings his own unique character perks Dead in daylight, using his vast Academy Award-winning talents in his fight for survival. Here’s the breakdown of Nic’s powers, including the very funny perk Plot Twist, where Nic Cage can die a bit, but – plot twist! – complete restore:

Dramaturgy: Activates while you are healthy. While running, press the Active Ability Button 2 to run with knees up for 0.5 seconds, then gain 25% rush for 2 seconds, followed by an unknown effect (one of the following).

• Exposed for 12 seconds

• Get 25% rush for 2 seconds

• Scream, but nothing happens

• Get a random rare item in your hand with random add-ons and drop any held item

The same effect cannot happen twice in a row. Causes exhaustion for 60/50/40. Cannot be used when exhausted.

Scene partner: Activates when you are in the Killer’s Terror Radius. When facing the Killer, yell and see the Killer’s aura for 3/4/5 seconds. There’s a chance you’ll yell again, if you do you’ll see the Killer’s aura for another 2 seconds. Scene Partner will then cool down for 60 seconds.

Plot twist: Activates when you are injured. Press the Active Ability Button 2 while crouched and motionless to quietly enter the dying state. When you use Plot Twist to enter the dying state, you leave no pools of blood, make no noise, and can fully recover from the dying state. When self-healing using Plot Twist, you are instantly fully healed and gain 50% rush for 2/3/4 seconds. This perk will be deactivated if you self-recover in any way. The perk is reactivated when power is applied to the output ports.

Dead in daylight‘s Nicolas Cage chapter will be on sale July 25, as will the Dead in daylight Nicolas Cage Chapter Pack, in the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X versions of the game.