Nic Cage has become very comfortable in playing a version of himself on screen. He did it last year for the movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and now he’s doing something similar for a video game. Nicolas Cage will play himself once again in Behaviour’s popular multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight, officially joining the game on July 5. Behaviour Interactive gave fans preview of what the Dead by Daylight Nic Cage game model looks and sounds. You can check it out right here:
For those out there unfamiliar with this game, here’s the basic premise. Dead by Daylight is about four survivors who attempt to escape from a sadistic killer. They are forced to repeat the cycle again and again, regardless of whether they lived or get murdered. It all unfolds in a hidden, dark reality where a power simply called the Entity rules.
Cage took to the stage at 2023’s Summer Game Fest to talk about joining the game. He mentions, in his indelible Nicolas Cagey way, that the reason he wanted to be in Dead by Daylight was because Sadako from Ringu is in it. I mean, whatever works, Mr. Cage.
Other famous horror icons one can find in the game are Freddy Krueger, Cenobites from the Hellraiser series, Michael Myers, and characters from Resident Evil and Silent Hill. But Nicolas Cage is the first celebrity to play himself in Dead by Daylight. Somehow, it seems fitting the guy that has played a vampire twice would get the honor.
Originally published May 17, 2023.