One, two, Freddy’s coming for you in Dead by Daylight

You know how, when you impulsively buy a game because it’s cheap on sale and you’re kind of intrigued about it even though it’s the end of the month and you’re totally broke but it’s only like R150 and you can eat hotdogs until payday so whatever, for example, and then you realise you keep seeing stuff about it online that you hadn’t actually even noticed before? It’s a real thing. The “keeping seeing stuff about it” thing, not the irresponsible spending thing. But that too. But it’s also because I decided to get Dead by Daylight on the Xbox Shocktober sale, and the developer has just announced A Nightmare on Elm Street DLC for the game so it’s in the news. So, not actually the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but that’s also interesting.

Anyway, teen dream-crusher Freddy Krueger is joining The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface and Michael Myers from Halloween as the latest addition to Dead by Daylight’s licensed campy 80s horror icon collection sometime today, 26 October, and according to the announcement trailer, his melty face and dorky jersey “will instill fear in you, and it doesn’t matter if you’re awake or asleep”.