Dead By Daylight: The Board Game has smashed its crowdfunding goal in under 24 hours. Created by DBD studio, Behaviour Interactive, and Level 99 Games, the project took to Kickstarter with a goal of £190,736 goal. At the time of writing, the total now stands at £270,000 with more than 3,500 backers.
Much like the video game it is based on, Dead By Daylight: The Board Game pits a team of Survivors against a Killer who must hunt them down, then offer them up to a being known as The Entity. The Kickstarter page for the game gives us a closer look at the rules, as well as game’s many components, including detailed miniatures based on familiar characters from the DBD universe.
As Survivors explore the board to gather items and power generators, the Killer is never far behind, attempting to wound them then hang their writhing bodies on sacrificial hooks. So, no, this isn’t your family friendly game of Mouse Trap.
Priced at $49.99, Dead By Daylight: The Board Game is due to launch this October, just in time for Halloween. For those who want to do some homework ahead of time, you can download an study an early version of the game’s rulebook.
Here’s an overview of what’s included, as well as details on the pricier collector’s edition:
Dead by Daylight: the Board Game will be available in two varieties. The standard edition is priced at $49.99 USD and includes 6 Killers, 7 Survivors, and 2 maps. The collector’s edition is priced at $99.99 USD and includes 16 Killers, 17 Survivors, and 4 maps, upgraded components, and additional hook and generator miniatures to complement the game’s ambiance. The collector’s edition will have limited availability post-Kickstarter and will not be available in stores.
Although the Kickstarter campaign has met its funding goal, DBD fans can expect more daily updates and reveals. Expect to see the game in action, as well as an in-depth look at your favourite Survivors and Killers.
We recently re-reviewed Dead By Daylight for 2020, bumping up its original score:
Dead By Daylight has evolved into somewhat of a phenomenon, proving that the often maligned games-as-a-service model produces more than just cookie cutter loot shooters. It’s still an acquired taste and a bit rough around the edges though stands out as one of the most unique ongoing multiplayer games of the generation.
Those who currently own a copy of Dead By Daylight on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade for free on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S respectively, carrying over their progress – here’s how.
Source: Press Release