The multiplayer survival horror game Useless by Daylight is getting a model new survivor in 12 months 8, and his identify is Nic. The massive information really leaked out earlier this week, however now it is official and actual: Nicolas Cage, the person who introduced us, properly, Nicolas Cage, is coming to the game later this 12 months in “the collaboration gamers did not know they wanted.”

Nicolas Cage is a tremendously gifted actor—bear in mind, he is gained an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Display screen Actors Guild award, and been nominated for quite a few others—however through the years he is additionally developed a fame for being severely excessive, each personally and professionally. To some, it represents a deep dedication to his craft, whereas to others it is simply deeply bizarre, and there is actually no telling how a lot of it, if any, is a put-on: In a current “Nicolas Cage replies to followers on the web” video, for example, he stated the story about having two enamel pulled with out anesthesia forward to organize for his position in Birdy was solely partially true as a result of the enamel wanted to come back out anyway.

“The timing of it labored out,” Cage stated. “It made me look like a way lunatic. However the reality is, it was one thing I needed to do anyway.”

No matter where you come down on that exact dialogue, it seems like we’ll be getting the total Nic in his Useless by Daylight debut. He’ll be taking part in himself within the game, and sure, it is really Nicolas Cage taking part in Nicolas Cage as Nicolas Cage.

“He is bought such an iconic voice and supply. We could not do that with out him,” game director Mathieu Cote stated throughout a press occasion revealing Cage’s upcoming addition to Useless by Daylight. 

“In some instances, for the screams and grunts, now we have used completely different individuals typically as a result of these are extraordinarily strenuous exertions, they usually can take a toll on individuals. However on this case, Mr. Cage informed us there has by no means been a voice sound-alike for Nic Cage, and we won’t have one now. So he was beneficiant sufficient to document each single grunt, scream, and exertion that you’ll hear in Useless by Daylight.”

Cage is not the one massive identify coming to Useless by Daylight. Legendary metallic bands Iron Maiden and Slipknot are additionally on the best way, though sadly not as survivors or killers (which in Iron Maiden’s case can be notably applicable.) As an alternative, they are going to be represented by new cosmetics: the Iron Maiden Assortment, a sequence impressed by the band’s famed mascot Eddie, and the Slipknot Assortment of 9 killer masks based mostly on the members of the band.

Together with Nic, Maiden, and Slipknot, 12 months 8 of Useless by Daylight will embrace 4 new chapters, starting with the sci-fi-styled Finish Transmission, which may have a brand new map, a brand new unique killer known as The Singularity, and a brand new survivor. On prime of that, there will probably be two new licensed killers, two bonus “survivor-only” chapters, and different new content material, mechanics, and quality-of-life additions. Additional particulars about what’s coming—together with how Nic Cage goes to suit into all of it—will probably be revealed on July 5.

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