Nicolas Cage, the 59-year-old actor who’s best known for Face/Off, The Rock, and spending lots of money on real estate, is now available as a playable character in Dead by Daylight, developer Behaviour Interactive has announced. The online multiplayer survival horror game, which was originally released for PC in 2016, already counts a long list of recognizable characters, including Freddy Krueger and Albert Wesker, but now, players can try to survive as the Renfield actor as part of the public test build that’s exclusive to Steam. “This marks the first time that a public figure joins the game, playing a fictionalized version of himself,” a press release reads.
“To say we are thrilled to have Nicolas Cage join the gaming world for the first time with Dead by Daylight is an understatement,” said Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships for Behaviour Interactive. “Mr. Cage recorded all his voice lines and was involved every step of the way; his dedication to his craft and professionalism is unmatched. We feel very privileged to have him and to our players: you’re in for a treat!”
New Character Perks
- With Dramaturgy, players will allow their instincts to take over during moments of heightened intensity. They might not be able to predict the outcome, but that’s what makes it so thrilling, isn’t it?
- Every actor needs a Scene Partner. When using this Perk, staring at the Killer will grant players a deeper insight into their process, allowing them to better anticipate their next move.
- Finally – a Plot Twist in the third act can really breathe new life into film and Trial alike. Players will use their second-to-none acting ability to get deeper into character than ever before, making a bold decision that’s as risky as it is rewarding.
After countless awards and over one hundred movies shot across the globe, Nicolas Cage had seen it all and done it all – or so he thought. While on set filming the role of a lifetime, his performance summoned The Entity, a malevolent being of incomprehensible power. The actor soon found himself cast in otherworldly Fog, forced to survive a host of terrifying Killers deadlier than even the most scathing film critic.
Nicolas Cage is available to play in the Public Test Build Now, on Steam only. The Dead by Daylight: Nicolas Cage Chapter will be available for purchase on July 25, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) and the exclusive Dead by Daylight: Nicolas Cage Chapter Pack at the same time on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store, and Nintendo Switch. Dead by Daylight has an ESRB rating of “M” for Mature.