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The Ring comes to Dead by Daylight

Ringu, also known by its English name as The Ring, is entering Dead by Daylight in March 2022.

Japanese horror has entered the world of the Entity already with the demonic Oni and vengeful Spirit, but now the Fog is going to be even more terrifying thanks to this new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel and the original acclaimed film adaptation.

“The importance of the Ringu franchise in Japan, and its influence on culture around the world are undeniable. To be given the opportunity to dive into that legendary story as we bring this creation into Dead by Daylight is an immense honor”, says Mathieu Côté, Game Director of Dead by Daylight. “This new Chapter will give our players something intensely dark and troubling, a real heart-pounding experience that adds to the already high intensity of our game.”

Originally published in 1991, Ringu tells the story of doomed victims and a curse spread by the use of a video tape that promised viewers that they would die in just seven days. A chilling premise, and one that grew popular to the point that in 1998 Suzuki’s novel was adapted into a Japanese feature film of the same name. It became known as The Ring to Western audiences.

The story quickly became a sensation in other Asian territories and everywhere around the world, instantly adding a new presence into the pantheon of cinematic horror icons. 

Behaviour Interactive / The Ringu Chapter

“We are very excited about the collaboration with Behaviour Interactive and the Dead by Daylight team. We’ll be sending one of our most haunting characters into the Fog to pour down horrors that will rival all the great predecessors”, shared Reiko Imayasu, Producer, Kadokawa Corporation. “Fans should beware of their heart; this deadly newcomer will definitely strike them, and they will tremble with fear whilst they wait.”

There is currently no confirmed news on who the Killer or Survivor will be for this chapter, but we assume that the dreaded Sadako will be making her way to feast on the fears of the Survivors. Who will accompany her is currently a mystery – though some Brenda Meeks fans are more than happy to celebrate a very early victory at this chapter’s arrival.

The Ring / Ringu enters the world of Dead by Daylight in March 2022.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.