Sadako Yamamura, better-known as that very creepy girl from Ringu, is invading Dead by Deadlight as part of the franchise’s later horror collaboration.
Announced earlier today, the new collaboration will be based on Koji Suzuki’s novel and the original film adaptation. It will “merge the eerie and melancholic world of Ringu, with the twisted fantasy of Dead by Daylight.”
Ringu joins a lengthy run of collaborations that includes Halloween, Left 4 Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Resident Evil, and Hellraiser. They feature both heroes and villains from their respective franchises, each with their own unique powers.
Ringu was originally a novel released in 1991, with the film adaptation appearing in Japanese theaters in 1998. It became an instant classic, and was later imported for American audiences as The Ring.
Today, Sadako is a classic horror character on the level of Leatherface or Michael Myers (both of whom have also been in Dead by Daylight). This is far from Sadako’s first promotional collaboration, at various points throwing the first pitch at a Japanese baseball game and serving up fast food.
Dead by Daylight’s Ringu collaboration kicks off in March 2022. You can read our Dead by Daylight review here, where we call it the best asymmetrical horror game around.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN