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Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut on PS3 April 30th

Swery's Avatar Posted by Swery on Apr 23, 2013 // Writer and Director, Deadly Premonition

The development of Deadly Premonition is sort of like finishing a full-length marathon…several times over. In other words, Deadly Premonition is my hobby, my business, my study, and my motivation in life – it’s an all-encompassing journey and adventure. Especially to me, it has been a very vital tool to connect with people around the world. It is a feeling that I equate with romance or marriage; like somebody I love dearly, or like a kid who will never listen to his parents. But I don’t have any kids though. Haha! It has been a wonderful journey, and one that I hope will continue to always live on.

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I have always been surprised and humbled by the feedback that fans and press have given Deadly Premonition, and by the adornment and cult following that it has garnered. Personally, I would like to think that Deadly Premonition has received the status that it has because there weren’t really any games out at the time that were quite like it. Fans who enjoyed the original will look to seek out another game that will provide them with a similar level of interest and excitement, but perhaps it’s that they are unable to find that same experience in other games…so they will then dub Deadly Premoniton a “cult” title, and will want to share their experience with somebody else; be it their friends, colleagues, or classmates. It is because of the support we have received from fans who have emailed in, posted on forums, shared on social community sites, created fan stories and fan art, and generally helped spread the word, that Deadly Premonition was able to achieve this cult status…it is attributed to their movement, and I can proudly attest to that.

Of course, I don’t think the original version of Deadly Premonition was super-perfect. Still, I consider myself to be very fortunate and thankful to the fans that supported the original and had the sense that there was something more to Deadly Premonition (I call them “perceptive-sensory people”). Thanks to them, Deadly Premonition was able to avoid the disappearing in videogame history unnoticed.

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut for PS3

We were actually working on the PS3 version while we were developing the original Deadly Premonition, but wound up facing several difficulties that lead to an indefinite postponement on the PS3 version’s release. And at the time, we very saddened to think that PS3 owners had ultimately lost the chance to play such a unique title like Deadly Premonition.

A few years later, my producer, Tomio Kanazawa, purposed that we develop a Director’s Cut of the game. Immediately, it made perfect sense for us to develop and release this game exclusively on the PS3. We saw it as a prime opportunity to share this open-world horror-mystery experience with those who previously did not have a chance or a way to play Deadly Premonition. So when Rising Star Games gave us an opportunity to make the Director’s Cut a reality, I started thinking about ways that I could captivate both old fans and interest new fans alike. It was once again time to return to Greenvale. It felt fresh, but at the same time familiar, as it was completely the same thinking process I had going into development back in 2010. I feel that the Director’s Cut is really going to please both old and new fans alike.

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I really hope as many people as possible enjoy this unique experience when it is released in Europe on April 26 and across North America on April 30. I invite you all to visit www.deadlypremonitionthegame.com for more information.

I love you all!

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+ whiskey_14 on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

I just saw the trailer last week and this is totally going to be joining my PS3 library. Keep it up, I’m glad your “producer” agreed to keep this alive so PS3 owners can share the experience!


+ warrior_of_uae on April 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm said:

Hey Swery how much is the digital download version & do we get any bonus with it thanks


+ veryhoudini11 on April 23rd, 2013 at 5:50 pm said:

very excited to get my hands on this. is it just on bluray format or will it be on the PS Store as well?

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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

    Hi veryhoudini11,
    Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will see a physical release as well as day-one digital release on PSN.


+ Viewtiful_Gene on April 23rd, 2013 at 6:16 pm said:

I really have to thank you for this game, it blowed my mind when I played it a bit two years ago at a friend’s house. But now I will have the opportunity to buy it and enjoy THE HELL OUT OF IT!
This is my favorite game of this generation.
Some time ago I said “Bah… this year is full of **** the only good games that will come out will be the PlatinumGames games, …something something… and… uuuh… that’s it apparently” And then I knew about this, and I was like “… f*** everything, I’m saving this money for something more important”.
I don’t know if Deadly Premonition will be available the same 30th of April here in Chile… but I will buy as soon as I can.


Thank you again, games nowadays are all the same uninspired, boring and generic crap… at least most of them; so it’s wonderful to see a fantastic game like this on PS3 too.
Good vibrations and love, to you Swery and your team.


+ tusunami on April 23rd, 2013 at 6:28 pm said:

Never heard of this, but it might be worth checking out.


+ PrinceofXIII on April 23rd, 2013 at 7:02 pm said:

i preordered this as soon as it was coming out :D

always like quirky and unique games like this :)

im happy to have purchased this Mr. Swery-san!!!!!

hope you make Deadly Premonition 2 someday!!!!


+ Narxivias on April 23rd, 2013 at 7:13 pm said:

Cannot wait to play it! Even in Quebec City we are talking about you SWEARY, many thanks for your hard work on this cult classic!


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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

    Thanks for the support, Narxivias. Was that you who posted that piece on tousdesgamers.com?


+ gearhead32 on April 23rd, 2013 at 8:14 pm said:

This is one crazy game and I like it.


+ Genexi2 on April 24th, 2013 at 12:04 am said:

Well, there goes my Soul Sacrifice pre-order in favor of this, keep forgetting it was actually due out this April, feels like it’s been forever since the original announcement.

Interested to see how the PS Move controller handles with it. Been wanting to play this ever since the 360 copy washed aboard North American soil three years ago.


+ heavyd814eva on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:50 pm said:

I can’t believe it’s only a week away! I’ve been looking forward to the release of this game all year. I’m assuming the digital version of the game will also be priced at $40…i was wondering if anyone knows if PS Plus subscribers will be receiving a discount for this. Thanks in advance for any responses


+ champ7121 on April 24th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Thank you, thank you, thank you Swery! I am more than excited for this. The Whistle song, talks with Zack, the twins, coffee, Emily… plus new content?! I loved the game as it was, so I can only imagine the good times ahead.

I think I’ll go watch Ladyhawke now!


+ Player665 on April 24th, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

Hello Mr. Suehiro,

I would like you to know that I’ve been trying my best to spread the word about your game, and I am very thankful that you brought the game to PS3. May I ask a question about the DLC costumes?

Are there more downloadable costumes for Emily aside from the one that was shown in the trailer? I would like to buy all of them. Thank you.

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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

    Great question. We’ll have more information on the DLC in the coming weeks. Stay tuned. Sorry, I know, I know…total PR response, right?


+ Shadowgate100 on April 24th, 2013 at 2:38 pm said:

Just pre ordered my copy. Can’t wait!


+ Narxivias on April 24th, 2013 at 4:09 pm said:

@ David Bruno Indeed! That piece on tousdesgamers.com is actually from me! I fell in love with Deadly Premonition watching the Giantbomb Endurance Run. I then discovered it was actually available in Japan as Red Seeds Profile and later on, went to Akihabara to purchase a copy. To this day, it sits still unopened due to my lack of Japanese knowledge. You cannot imagine my reaction the day I learned about the directors’s cut :).


+ winterdust on April 24th, 2013 at 6:23 pm said:

Loved this game on Xbox, but I am so hyped to finally get to play this on PS3 where it belongs! I love trying to explain this game to people. Some of the most memorable characters ever in a video game. Honestly, If I could afford it, I’d buy 100 copies of this game just to support the dev / publisher. Big thanks to Rising Star Games for publishing this. RSG is quickly becoming one of my favorite publishers. First Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu, and now Deadly Premonition. RSG is the new Atlus. ;)


+ JakketMcGuinty on April 25th, 2013 at 8:10 am said:

I am so happy that this is finally coming to PS3. I have wanted this for so very long.


+ Viewtiful_Gene on April 25th, 2013 at 3:28 pm said:

Okey David, I have to ask…
Can we expect some patches (or something) in case of some minor issues that lower the joy of the game experience?


+ Spaceruben on April 26th, 2013 at 12:21 am said:

I’ll be picking this game up based fully on how much the Australian branch of IGN praises this game and how much they praise Swery.


+ MusicRed on April 27th, 2013 at 5:39 pm said:

I first played Deadly Premonition on my XBOX360 before I changed to the Playstation3. This game was one that I missed a lot because of its uniqueness (plt, music, characters, open-world-investigation) . And now when I found I was going to play it again and improved… well, that’s great news!! Day One purchase for me.

Swery or Mr Bruno. I have a question. My Hard Drive is almost full. SInce I’m going to download it, how much space should I start cleaning on this previous week??

All right, that’s all. Congrats for such cool game and thanks for bringing it to the PS3.


+ ABNER_42 on May 4th, 2013 at 10:20 pm said:

A disappointing port to say the least, and $40 I’ll never get back. At least the original will remain great.


+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on May 22nd, 2013 at 6:59 am said:

Just the trailer creeped me out. I wonder if I could play the entire game without panicking. Probably not.


+ CAPTAINCANADA94 on April 24th, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

hello mr swery i would just like to take this oppitunty to say i really admire and enjoyed your masterpiece Deedly Premonition. and looking forward to playing it again on ps3. thank you.


+ Necrophanis on April 24th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

Thank you soooo much Swery for this amazing game ! I finish it on 360 and i waiting for my ps3 version ! ^^ I’m so proud to contribuate to the cult of this game. For exemple, when i working in a videogameshop, i allways recommand your game at the customers who are open for an “other experience” of video game ^^ And they love this game !

A French fan ^^

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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:37 pm said:

    That’s high-five material right there. Thank you for the support, Necrophanis!

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+ David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Greetings everyone,

Thank you all for the support and amazingly kind words!
I’m David Bruno, the North American PR representative for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be answering some of your questions on Swery’s behalf. So please feel free to ask away. I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.


+ Wario64 on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:07 am said:



+ toddythebody on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

Getting tired of running around in circles and re-explaining my situation. You mislabeled the walking dead dlc and I want something done. PS support said it’s not their problem, but you can’t sell cats in boxes marked dog.


+ Hycotuss on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:12 am said:

I hope that this is available day 1 digital. I am to lazy to go get a physical copy. :p

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

    Yes, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will be released day 1 digital. Thanks for the support. :)


+ Axecution on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:16 am said:

Buying it day 1 =D


+ Axecution on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

actually how much is it gonna be?


+ Axecution on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

also your link to the website is broken lol

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:48 am said:

    Good looking out, Axecution. Should be working now.


+ iriihutoR84 on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:21 am said:

This is pretty much the best game ever and I can’t wait to play it again!


+ poodude on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:26 am said:


It’s $40 in North America.


+ Nazotchi on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

After hearing my friends talk about this for years, I’m so happy I’ll finally get to play it. Totally pumped.

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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:34 pm said:

    That’s awesome, Nazotchi! Sounds like your friends have great taste in video games. ;)


+ BlueBl1zzard on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:30 am said:

Never played the original, but i love a good horror game so I want to check this one out….but why does it have to come out on the same day as Soul Sacrifice? Decisions…..decisions……


+ Zezzler on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

Looks really cool, and I’ve heard good things about it.
I’ll definitely look into picking myself up a copy.


+ Ouren on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:36 am said:

I preorded this today.

“FK” in my coffee.

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:51 am said:

    Thank you Ouren!


+ sheik_ah on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

Ahh, Thank you for such a wonderful game. ^_^ Deadly Premonition was my favorite game on xbox but I was really disappointed when I found out Japan had a ps3 version that never made it to the u.s.. I tried to import the game over and over again (It’s called Red Seeds Profile overseas) but was never successful so you can imagine my joy when the director’s cut was announced. Have it preordered and can’t wait for the 30th.

Seriously, Deadly Premonition is all atmosphere and story! I’m sick of action games pretending to be survival horror or mystery. Everyone owes themselves a favor to try this game out, there’s nothing quite like it (except for maybe Twin Peaks the tv show). ^_^

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:50 am said:

    And thank *you*, sheik_ah for the kind words and support. We are happy that you will finally have a chance to play Deadly Premonition. It’s only one week away! :D


+ Ventus_Fury on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm said:

I played the original and was inspired to play more as I got further, now I can play it again with more stuff to do! Swery! your a genius! I love this game and will buy as much DLC as possible to support a prequel/sequel or more DLC to come! Shame there aren’t any DLC Scenarios anymore :( as there was rumor or plans I heard before.

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:

    Thanks for the support, Ventus_Fury. Hope you enjoy the new scenario.


+ TebgDoran on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

I’m extremely happy to finally have this game coming over to PS3. I experienced the story vicariously thanks to GiantBomb’s endurance run all those years ago, but I am very much looking forward to playing through it myself.

Thank you for persevering to bring this to us.

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    + David Bruno on April 24th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

    Maybe they’ll be awesome enough dudes to do another endurance run? :D


+ dirtylemons on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:10 pm said:

Really looking forward to finally playing this. I wanted to play the original version, but it released right around the time I almost completely stopped playing my 360. And by the time I cleared my backlog, a new copy was more expensive than a brand new full-price title (and I’m uptight about buying all my games new, if possible). That, and I’ve simply come to prefer the PlayStation 3 this generation make this an absolute day one purchase.


+ GAMINGSMYLIFE on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:11 pm said:

The original game had problems, but this one fixes a lot of them. Perfect time to try it out for those who missed it.


+ ZombieMuncher42 on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 pm said:

Played the original and loved every minute of it. I am very excited to pick up this one as well!
How many changes are there from the original?


+ GeoDarky on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

day 1 digital purchase, THANKS


+ toddythebody on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

So no reply to my post? Be careful everybody. You’re hoping to download this game, but you might get Heavy Rain. And Sony won’t do anything about it.


+ dirtylemons on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:14 pm said:

Oh yes, and thank you very much for bringing this to my preferred console.


+ Dane0069 on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:16 pm said:

Swery, you are a straight-up genius! Thank you very much to you and your teams hard work, you guys are awesome! So excited to return to Greenevale!

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:42 pm said:

    Thank you. The Greenvale residents are equally excited for your return. ;)


+ dallow on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:17 pm said:

Much love to SWERY!
Thanks for this. Will be rebuying it.

Good luck on future games, I hope we some soon.


+ RoyMunson on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:25 pm said:

Looking forward to this! Will the USA get the pre-order bonus like the UK?

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

    Thank you RoyMunson. Great name BTW. ;)
    There are pre-order bonuses running with GameStop and Amazon.


+ Dragonslayer_023 on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:35 pm said:

Hi Swery, can’t wait to play this next week! The original is one of my favourite games this generation.

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:38 pm said:

    Hello Dragonslayer_023. We hope you enjoy the Director’s Cut, and thank you very much for the kind words.


+ Ryumoau on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm said:

i’ll check it out if its $19.99 with a PS Plus discount added to that. Can’t imagine paying anymore than that for an old game even if its remastered.

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