The cult classic horror game “Dead by Daylight” has resurrected its “Stranger Things” chapter, much to the delight of its ardent fan base. The reintroduction of this fan-favourite content includes the formidable Demogorgon as the game’s new Killer, and brings back the iconic survivor duo Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington. Additionally, players can explore the haunting depths of the Underground Complex Map, set within the eerie confines of the Hawkins National Laboratory.
The revival of the “Stranger Things” content comes after Behaviour Interactive, the game’s developer, was forced to pull the plug on these features in November 2021 due to the expiration of their licensing contract with Netflix. However, in a strategic move timed with the celebration of Stranger Things Day, the game’s creators have rekindled their alliance with the streaming giant.
Mathieu Côté, the head of partnerships at Behaviour, expressed his pleasure over the renewed collaboration, “We’re thrilled to renew this collaboration with Netflix. We hope players who didn’t get to experience ‘Stranger Things’ during its initial run will take full advantage of this re-release.”
The comeback is not just a boon for players who missed out the first time but also for those looking to reacquire the unique “Stranger Things” cosmetics, which are now once again available in the game’s store. These cosmetics allow players to further immerse themselves in the world of Hawkins, Indiana, with specially themed character skins and accessories.
Gamers across all platforms can now purchase the “Stranger Things” chapter, offering a chance to delve back into the suspense and terror that the collaboration originally brought to “Dead by Daylight.”
Before this update, “Dead by Daylight” had dipped its toes into another sci-fi horror classic, bringing the “Alien” franchise into its universe. This previous collaboration introduced the menacing Xenomorph as a new Killer, alongside the iconic survivor Ellen Ripley, and featured the Nostromo Wreckage map—a re-creation of the legendary spaceship.
In a related development, Fortnite also paid homage to “Stranger Things,” albeit briefly, by introducing a character skin of Eleven which was available for purchase for only one day.
The re-release of the “Stranger Things” chapter in “Dead by Daylight” is a strategic move that not only revives a popular collaboration but also taps into the nostalgic vein of the game’s community, ensuring the continued engagement of its audience and potentially drawing new players into its dark, enthralling world.