Sadako Rising - Chapter 23
From the depths, a dark presence stirs. Spread the curse to Dead by Daylight, with a new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel Ringu and the original film adaptation. Sadako Rising features a new Killer – The Onryō – and a new Survivor, Yoichi Asakawa.
A powerful and lethal onryō, Sadako Yamamura was once the daughter of a famed seer from Izu-Oshima, Japan. When a journalist called her mother a fraud, Sadako’s powers surged, and the journalist collapsed on the floor, struck dead.
Then everything went wrong.
Her mother passed away and shortly after Sadako was lured to an old, crumbling well. As she leaned over the rim, a long shadow fell over her. She felt two hands pushing her over the rim. Pain exploded in her skull as she hit the cold ground. A grinding noise came from above and the well darkened, all light obscured like a midday eclipse.
She dug her nails into the muddy ground and slowly crawled toward the cobbled wall. Each time she clawed up a few inches, her nails slid against the wet wall and she slipped down. Her fingers gushed with blood as the coarse cobblestone tore off her nails and lacerated the flesh underneath. And yet she tried, again and again.
Decades later, the meadow became a resort, and a log cabin was built above the well. When a visitor rented the cabin, Sadako found an opportunity for revenge. She summoned all her nensha power and projected a terrible curse on a videotape that killed its viewer after seven days. Her wrath was like the tides of a stormy sea, violent and unforgiving.
Sadako begins each trial Undetectable and invisible to Survivors who aren’t close to her. When near a Survivor her presence is intermittently revealed. To attack, Sadako can Manifest at will into her material form, becoming visible in the process.
Sadako can also take material form by Projecting through one of the many TVs throughout the map. Upon doing so, Sadako will teleport to the TV’s location and emerge, increasing the Condemned progress of any nearby Survivor. When a Survivor reaches a full Condemned meter, they can be instantly killed when downed.
Survivors can slow Sadako’s Projection by retrieving tapes from TVs, temporarily shutting them down in the process – though in doing so, an additional Condemned progress is gained. There is one specific TV per trial that will allow Survivors to lower their Condemned level.
Begin each trial with up to four Scourge Hooks. When a Survivor hooked on a Scourge Hook is rescued, the aura of all other Survivors is temporarily revealed.
Upon kicking a generator, its aura is highlighted and progress regresses faster for an extended duration. Any time a Survivor completes a Good Skill Check on an affected generator, you receive a loud noise notification.
When a generator is nearly complete, Survivors repairing that generator will face continuous Skill Checks until the repair is complete. If they miss or stop repairing, the generator is temporarily blocked.
As a child, Yoichi gained an interest in the supernatural from his father and mother when an inexplicable curse claimed both their lives. As an adult, Yoichi graduated with top honours in marine biology at a university in Tokyo, and, following in his father’s footsteps, became the youngest professor in the school’s history.
His career began to unravel when two of his students disappeared doing research in Izu Oshima. Hidden memories bubbled up from the murky, black depths of his subconscious. Blurred faces on images, twisted mouths, inexplicable deaths suddenly filled his mind. Sadako rose from the abyss to let him know the curse would never be over.
Thirsting for truth, he came across a story that mirrored the disappearances of his students: four vloggers had vanished near a lighthouse in Scotland. There was said to be some kind of darkness calling from the sea like an ancient siren. As Yoichi examined the research, his father suddenly appeared to let him know he was on the right path.
Yoichi chartered a fishing boat and headed toward a small cluster of islands. Darkness fell as they approached. The ocean began to stir violently, tossing the ship high and low. A giant wave lifted the boat and dashed it to pieces against jagged rocks. Yoichi didn’t remember much after that. He remembered staggering through thick black fog as he climbed the lighthouse stairs. He remembered the water level rising with every step until the frothing mouth of the ocean swallowed him whole.
After stunning the Killer, your scratch marks, pools of blood, and grunts of pain are hidden for a brief duration.
When another Survivor is injured, your aura is revealed to them from a distance. You can also heal your teammates faster.
Bless a Dull or Hex Totem to create a Boon Totem. All Survivors within range of the Boon Totem gain a boost to movement speed. The boost continues for a brief duration upon leaving the Boon’s aura.
Exclusive Chapter Item
Cursed Videotape – Universal Charm
A videotape filled with disturbing images.
Available with the purchase of the Sadako Rising DLC.
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