Into the thick of it
The 26th Dead by Daylight Chapter, Forged in Fog, heads to a distant era. Players will have the chance to wreak havoc with a powerful new Killer: The Knight, or mount their next escape with new Survivor Vittorio Toscano, a scholar in search of elusive wisdom. This Chapter also includes a new Map, The Shattered Square, a ravaged village that fell to The Knight and his Guards.
A new genre of horror joins Dead by Daylight: medieval horror. “This theme is uncharted territory in our universe,” explains Dave Richard, Creative Director for Dead by Daylight. “Bringing these two concepts to life has been thrilling and I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished.” These genre elements are evident throughout The Shattered Square, where the cinders of burnt buildings still glow, remnants of The Knight’s fateful visit…and since marked by the passage of The Entity.”
The Knight is a calculating commander and formidable fighter, capable of cutting down anyone in his way. From a young age, The Knight learnt to wield weapons and gained the undying allegiance of three loyal Guards: The Carnifex, The Assassin, and The Jailer. Earning renown and notoriety for his martial exploits, he ascended to knighthood and set his sights on a dark campaign for dominion.
The Knight’s Power, Guardia Compagnia, allows players to create a Patrol Path and summon an AI-controlled Guard, leaving a Standard Flag in position. Once summoned, that Guard can survey and patrol, hunt and chase Survivors, or damage Pallets and Generators. When a Survivor is spotted, the Guard will chase his prey for a finite amount of time or disappear once his target is wounded. The Survivor can outsmart a Guard by staying alive until the Hunt Timer ends, unhooking a fellow Survivor, or catching the Standard Flag when activated.
Each Guard has their own special talent – but only one can be used at a time. Survivors will have to be extra careful about the whereabouts of both The Knight and his allies. Adaptative survival – or slaying - strategies are crucial.
Born into lordship, Vittorio Toscano is a scholar in search of ancient secrets and obscurities. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, driven by a relentless quest to bring peace, harmony, and order to the world. After many expeditions, Vittorio encountered The Knight. While their relationship was initially mutually beneficial, things changed once The Knight revealed his true intentions….
Vittorio is obsessed with finding the secret to travelling between planes of existence. He personally hired The Knight as his protector during an expedition. Things certainly… turned sour between the two. It’s always fun when the Survivor and Killer are linked narratively. We can’t wait for players to delve deeper into the lore that unites them.
Vittorio’s appearance bears marks of suffering and hard-earned wisdom. His body is covered in strange symbols that glow in a mysterious turquoise light, as if imbued with arcane energy. The mysteries of their origin – and their meaning – will be revealed in time… Forged in Fog is available on November 22nd 2022, on Switch.