[UPDATE: Behaviour Interactive has now released Ash vs Evil Dead DLC gameplay footage for Dead by Daylight. The original story continues below.]
Not too long ago, an update to Behaviour Interactive's asymmetrical multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight led to fans discovering leaked perks that teased the arrival of Ash from the Evil Dead series. Now, it looks as if the video game developer is indeed planning on bringing the horror film character into the game by way of DLC, and that it will be inspired by the now-cancelled Ash vs Evil Dead television show.
This much has been confirmed according to signage seen at a booth that's being set up and displayed at the gaming culture festival known as PAX East, with a hanging sign clearly showing the logos for both Dead by Daylight and Ash vs Evil Dead marked side by side. As of now, however, it's currently unclear exactly what kind of Ash vs Evil Dead assets will be incorporated into Dead by Daylight aside from the aforementioned leaked perks.
Considering the fact that the Dead by Daylight perks that were leaked were linked to Survivors in the game, it's quite possible that Ash will be a playable character that one can assume the role of in order to attempt to survive against a Killer. If that is indeed the case, it will be interesting to see if the Dead by Daylight developer decides to add any of Ash's iconic weaponry for use into the game, such as his chainsaw hand and "Boomstick" shotgun to keep a Killer at bay.
For those unaware, this won't be the first instance of Dead by Daylight adding crossover materials from classic horror franchises as DLC for the game. As a matter of fact, Dead by Daylight added Michael Myers from Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, and even Saw's Amanda Young as playable Killers just to name a few.
All things considered, it's safe to presume plenty of Dead by Daylight fans will be intrigued to learn how and when Behaviour Interactive chooses to bring Ash vs Evil Dead DLC into the game. The studio has definitely kept the title stocked with post-launch materials, but of course, there's always room for more.
Dead by Daylight is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and is expected to release in Fall 2019 for Nintendo Switch.