Yesterday the ever-evolving 2022 bingo card acquired much more unpredictable when Behaviour Interactive, the developer behind well-liked asymmetrical multiplayer horror sport Useless by Daylight, revealed that it’s making a spin-off sport in which you’ll be able to romance your favourite Useless by Daylight killers.
Hooked on You: A Useless by Daylight Relationship Sim, is an upcoming relationship sim that permits you to lastly nuzzle as much as and romance Useless by Daylight’s homicide husbandos and waifus, grow to be platonic pals, or undergo the unyielding destiny of lethal awkward silences. The sport has a number of “distinctive endings” whereby, in case you play your playing cards proper, you’ll unearth “deeply intimate” sides of the Useless by Daylight killers’ hard-to-read personalities.
How did this little relationship sim come into existence? Mathieu Côté, Head of Partnerships for Behaviour Interactive informed Kotaku that Useless by Daylight ran a group survey final 12 months asking gamers if there was some other kind of expertise inside the world of the sport that gamers have been taken with. Seems, the DbD fandom’s best choice was a relationship sim.
“As a result of it’s so utterly on the market and loopy, we thought we needed to do it instantly,” Côté informed Kotaku, noting the humorous appears to be like and laughter the concept prompted in conferences earlier than they stopped and realized that it was “in truth, genius.”
“We’ve recognized for years of our followers’ thirst and among the extra intense fanfic that was created. We need to give them what they need however we additionally must current this the correct method, with all of the seriousness it deserves,” Côté mentioned earlier than noting that the relationship sim is being developed in collaboration with Psyop, the oldsters who introduced us the KFC relationship sim I Love You, Colonel Sanders!
And now, the second you’ve been ready for: the eligible killers in Hooked on You. First up is Evan MacMillan, also referred to as The Trapper. You need to name him the Thirst Trapper as a result of he’s stanced up in a form-fitting singlet swimsuit that leaves nothing to the creativeness in his Hooked on You iteration. It is a “Fab 5”-esque improve from the bloody disgusting pair of overalls he’s rocking in Useless by Daylight. Y’know what we name that? Development. Ignore the pink stuff on his arms, he was clearly smashing berries earlier than your seaside picnic date.
Subsequent up is absolutely the beefcake The Huntress. I’ve no witty comment on deck for her as a result of I’m twitterpated by her herculean biceps, although I did discover she additionally has berries smeared on her bunny masks. I assume nice minds assume alike. The second DbD bachelor is the Nigerian dreamboat, Philip Ojomo, aka The Wraith. He’s repping an identical Hawaiian button-up shirt and swim trunks that I’m about 90 p.c certain he purchased from The Hole. I’m preemptively deducting factors for The Wraith’s basic-bitch style sense, although he does have a profitable smile. Final, and definitely not least, we’ve got the ever-elusive Spirit, Rin Yamaoka, sporting a glossy silk kimono and a sublime black solar hat ordained with a pink spider lily symbolizing the “last goodbye” of your single life.
When requested whether or not Hooked on You would possibly get extra romanceable characters sooner or later, Côté mentioned, “So lots of our followers have their favourite character and they’re actually trying ahead to spending some particular time with them. We get it. And whereas that is the primary visible novel within the Useless by Daylight universe, I sense that it’s actually not the final time we inform these kinds of tales. We’ve opened a field right here that our followers won’t ever allow us to shut once more. Not that we might need to anyway.”
Personally, I’m jockeying for an eventual Hooked on You/Silent Hill crossover with a dummy thicc Pyramid Head rocking a Virgin Killer sweater. It’s not like Konami is doing something with him. It’s what he deserves.
Hooked on You is slated to launch this summer season on Steam.
Up to date, 5/18/22, 4:15 pm ET: The story was up to date with the identify and job title of a Behaviour Interactive worker.