Lara Croft Joins Dead by Daylight: A Thrilling Crossover Coming July 16

Lara Croft Joins Dead by Daylight: A Thrilling Crossover Coming July 16
Lara Croft Joins Dead by Daylight: A Thrilling Crossover Coming July 16 (Image via: @PlayStation X Handle)

Excitement is brewing among gamers as Behaviour Interactive, the developer behind “Dead by Daylight,” announces a new crossover with the iconic “Tomb Raider” series. On July 16, 2024, Lara Croft will be introduced as a survivor in the popular asymmetric multiplayer survival horror game. This addition has fans eagerly anticipating how the adventurer will fare in the deadly trials of “Dead by Daylight.”

The announcement came through a tweet from PlayStation, stating, “Dead by Daylight: Tomb Raider ⚰️ Coming July 16.” This crossover adds to the long list of famous franchises that have been integrated into “Dead by Daylight,” known for its thrilling and terrifying gameplay where survivors must evade killers and work together to escape.

Details of the Crossover

The inclusion of Lara Croft, the protagonist from the “Tomb Raider” series, was hinted at by a prominent leaker known as Gumpy. During a recent developer livestream, Gumpy hinted that the next survivor would be someone who “truly embodies the meaning of Survivor,” leading to widespread speculation about Lara Croft’s arrival. Gumpy has a solid track record of accurate leaks, including past revelations about crossovers with “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Castlevania.​

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Which Lara Croft?

Fans are curious about which version of Lara Croft will be featured. Crystal Dynamics, the developers behind the “Tomb Raider” series, introduced a “unified” Lara Croft design earlier this year, blending elements from both the original and the 2013 reboot versions. However, many believe that the reboot Lara from the 2013 game, known for its survival elements and darker tone, will be the best fit for “Dead by Daylight.” This version of Lara Croft is recognized for its intense, horror-inspired scenes, which align well with the game’s atmosphere.

Anticipation and Fan Reactions

The crossover has sparked significant excitement within both the “Dead by Daylight” and “Tomb Raider” communities. The Year 9 roadmap for “Dead by Daylight” confirms that no new killers or maps will be introduced in July, making Lara Croft the highlight of the month’s update. While the official identity of the character has not been confirmed by Behaviour Interactive, the strong hints and reliable leaks point towards Lara Croft being the next thrilling addition.​

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This crossover continues “Dead by Daylight’s” tradition of integrating popular characters from various franchises, adding depth and variety to the gameplay. Players are eager to see how Lara Croft’s unique skills and attributes will be adapted into the game, making her a formidable survivor against the game’s roster of killers.