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Dead By Daylight ‘Ring’ Crossover Coming Next Month

Behaviour Interactive has revealed that Sadako from Japanese horror cult-classic ‘Ring’ is the latest killer coming to Dead by Daylight.

We already knew of this crossover when it was announced last year, but it’s nice to finally have full details of when this content will be released. Alongside Sadako as the newest killer, Yoichi Asakawa is joining the game as a new survivor. Both will be added to the game on March 8.

Sadako will be known as The Onryō in the game, which translates to ‘vengeful spirit’. Asakwa is the only Ringu character to have survived Sadako, making him a great fit in Dead by Daylight.


“Ringu introduces psychological horror to our game, which is very different from the slasher style our fans are used to,” says creative director Dave Richard. “They can expect Sadako to come with creepy and surprising gameplay mechanics that are not found in other Killers. Survivors beware, she will freak you out!”

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Reiko Imayasu, producer at Kadokawa Corporation, owner of the Ringu IP, also said, “I am very honored that this very iconic horror character from Japan will step into the Fog. Sadako, with her long black hair and white dress, is a tragic woman, beautiful and dignified, yet she pulls you into her quiet terror. 

“The Dead by Daylight team did a great job in representing her characteristics in the game. I am convinced that it will be a chapter unlike any other. In addition to the new Killer Sadako, there are many other items that evoke the world of Ringu. I hope that players will be thrilled to see how they fit into the game, whilst they tremble at the sight of them.”


The new story, called Sadako Rising, continues Asakawa’s journey on from the 1998 Ringu film. “To be granted the trust by Kadokawa to finish the story of Yoichi Asakawa is one of the greatest honours for me,” said Richard. “Choosing to finally reveal a long-expected untold story via a video game is a bold decision that speaks to the importance of our medium in today’s pop culture.” 

Sadako Rising will be available March 8 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia. Are you going to be playing Dead By Daylight’s Ring crossover? Let us know on our social channels.

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