As reported by IGN, Dead by Daylight is getting a chapter centered around the K-pop industry.

While the story behind the chapter’s fictional Killer and Survivor is entirely fictional, it raises some interesting talking points when it comes to the K-pop industry and how cutthroat and competitive aspects of it can be. 

The chapter is also a great way to spice things up in Dead by Daylight as it deviates from previous chapters that focused on more recognizable horror properties like Silent Hill, Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, and Scream. 

The Newest Dead by Daylight Chapter Focuses on the K-Pop Industry

The newest chapter for Dead By Daylight called “All-Kill” features a Survivor/Killer storyline based around the K-pop industry. Behaviour Interactive is working with Kevin Woo on the project to ensure everything is presented correctly.

As a former member of the groups Xing and U-Kiss and a producer for other K-pop groups, Kevin is someone with a lot of K-Pop industry experience.

Digging through the article from IGN, information about the Killer and Survivor featured in the All-Kill chapter is shared, and it’s surprisingly elaborate. 

First, the Killer in the All-Kill chapter of Dead by Daylight will be called The Trickster, though his real name is Ji-Woon. As a K-Pop star, Ji-Woon served as a member of the boy group NO SPIN under the fictional label Mightee One. 

After becoming jealous of his fellow members (the Monsta X song Jealousy plays in our head here, “A little jealousy…”), Ji-Woon ends up letting the rest of NO SPIN die in a fire without stepping in to help them. 

Unsatisfied with the deaths of his fellow NO SPIN members, Ji-Woon descends further into madness and begins kidnapping people and using their screams in his music.

As noted by IGN, The Trickster is reminiscent of the Joker in many ways.

In what sounds like a label doing the bare minimum to control an artist, the fictional Mightee One steps in and according to the story, limits Ji-Woon’s creative control over his solo music. Rather than discourage Ji-Woon from his nefarious activities, Mightee One’s actions result in a kidnapping/murder plot. 

This is where the Survivor of the All-Kill chapter comes in. The Survivor’s name is Yun-Jin and she’s a producer at Mightee One. Rejected as an idol trainee, Yun-Jin persevered and ended up joining Mightee One as an intern. Eventually, Yun-Jin became a successful – though not publicly recognized – producer.

It turns out that Yun-Jin was actually the one who recruited Ji-Woon to NO SPIN, and was the one who later transformed Ji-Woon into The Trickster as a solo artist. As we mentioned previously, the story for the Killer and Survivor in the All-Kill chapter of Dead by Daylight is extremely elaborate.

And after learning more about it, we can safely say that our curiosity has been piqued. For those who feel similarly and want to check out the Killer/Survivor gameplay in action, the All-Kill chapter will be available via Dead by Daylight’s Public Test Build (PTB) on Steam.

Following its PTB run, it’ll later be made available for Dead by Daylight on other platforms including Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

If you’re wondering whether K-pop and horror work well together, we also have a few recommendations where the horror genre has been utilized in K-pop music videos to great effect. 

Recommendations including NATURE's Girls, VIXX’s Voodoo Doll, and Dreamcatcher’s Chase Me

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