Nicolas Cage is being added as a playable character in the horror video game Dead by Daylight, and you can listen to 10 minutes of his lines
Nicolas Cage is being added to Behaviour Interactive’s global multiplayer horror video game Dead by Daylight as a playable character – and while the DLC that includes Cage won’t be launched until July 25th, he is already a selectable character in the game’s public test build on Steam. While we wait for the full DLC launch, YouTube Syrekx has gone ahead and posted a video that contains about 10 minutes of lines that Nicolas Cage himself recorded for the Cage video game character, and you can listen to those lines in the embed at the bottom of this article.
Here’s some information on the video game: Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. Since its launch in 2016, Dead by Daylight has reached over 50 million players worldwide, with two million players stepping into The Fog every day. The game features a vast universe where classic horror survives and thrives. Having welcomed iconic characters from TV, film, and gaming, it’s only fitting that the franchise expands to new horizons to tell its story.
Over the years, several horror icons have been added into the game alongside its original killers. This includes Michael Myers, Leatherface, Freddy Krueger, Ghostface, Pinhead, and Jigsaw. The game’s list of Survivors includes characters from Halloween (Laurie Strode), The Evil Dead (Ash Williams), and Stranger Things (Nancy and Steve), among others. Somehow Quentin from the Nightmare on Elm Street remake was even given the honor of being dropped into Dead by Daylight. There are also characters from other video games, like Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
It was recently announced that Blumhouse Productions and James Wan’s company Atomic Monster are teaming up to develop a horror film based on Dead by Daylight.
Polygon reports that Nicolas Cage enters the Dead by Daylight video game world when “during a film shoot, he acts with such skill and gravitas that he accidentally summons Dead by Daylight’s malevolent being of incomprehensible power, The Entity. Cage is thus sent to the Fog, where he fights for his life…”
Here’s a breakdown of his special skills:
Dramaturgy: Activates while you are healthy. While running, press the Active Ability Button 2 to run with knees high for 0.5 seconds and then gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds, followed by an unknown effect (one of the following): Exposed for 12 seconds – Gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds– Scream, but nothing happens – Gain a random rare item in hand with random add-ons and drop any held item
The same effect cannot happen twice in a row. Causes exhaustion for 60/50/40. Can’t be used while exhausted.
Scene Partner: Activates when you are in the Killer’s Terror Radius. Whenever you look at the Killer, scream, then see the Killer’s aura for 3/4/5 seconds. There is a chance you will scream again, if you do, you will see the Killer’s aura for an additional 2 seconds. Scene Partner then goes on cool-down for 60 seconds.
Plot Twist: Activates when you are injured. Press the Active Ability Button 2 while crouched and motionless to silently enter the dying state. When using Plot Twist to enter the dying state, you leave no blood pools, make no noise, and you can fully recover from the dying state. When you recover by yourself using Plot Twist, you are fully healed instantly and you gain 50% Haste for 2/3/4 seconds. This perk deactivates if you recover by yourself by any means. The perk re-activates when the exit gates are powered.
Will you be playing Dead by Daylight as Nicolas Cage? Let us know by leaving a comment below – but before you do, listen to these lines: