Dead by Daylight Surprises Fans with Crossover Skin of Obscure 2010 Horror Game Naughty Bear.
The enduringly popular asymmetric horror game Dead by Daylight is teaming up with an unexpected and largely forgotten property – Naughty Bear, a cartoonish yet violent 2010 title. Naughty Bear is being added as a playable skin for existing Dead by Daylight killer The Trapper, complete with his own grisly mori kill animation.
Released in 2010, Naughty Bear was a divisive game centering on the antics of a psychopathic teddy bear. Despite middling reviews, it developed a cult following. Over a decade later, Dead by Daylight plans to bring the murderous mascot to its roster of iconic horror icons as a skin for The Trapper.
First Skin to Have Fully Customized Mori Kill Animation
Preview footage showcases Naughty Bear brutalising a survivor in signature fashion by splitting their head with a cleaver. The character will also feature unique voiceover from Naughty Bear’s original narrator. This marks the first time a skin from the horror title has its own custom mori animation and dialogue.
The inclusion of this unexpected, largely forgotten character has evoked nostalgia among fans of the obscure indie title. It also renews hopes that other offbeat horror game crossovers could happen, though lucrative franchises like Five Nights at Freddy’s remain requested.
Having added mega-franchise villains from Alien, Halloween, Silent Hill and more, the survival horror game can now highlight a lesser-known but passionately loved horror antihero. The depth of customisation also signals new willingness to go beyond skin-deep collaborations.
A patch was released around 3 weeks ago which we reported on, which nerfed camping around the map to stop boring matches. The update was welcomed by fans of the series and players who bank on camping in corners to see out a match will have to find alternate ways to win now.
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Naughty Bear will be available this Halloween during the Haunted by Daylight 2023 event, letting fans revisit the twisted teddy’s brutality. While an unconventional choice, the crossover introduces players to a unique cult classic and brings satisfying customisation options. Once again, the survival horror title finds frights in unexpected places.
Dead by Daylight is out now for Windows PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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