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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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+ Nooterman on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:02 pm said:

This and Soul Sacrifice coming out on the same day. Man, It’s making me all hot and bothered. I’ll have to take a day off from work.

#2,#20 Why don’t you just contact support? I heard of this problem and the person was refunded without much issue(even got the game he got on accident for free)

Anyway, What’s your next plans Swery?

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

    Haha don’t get too far behind on your work. We don’t want to take the blame for that. ;)
    For the time being, my main focus is on the successful launch of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.


+ Cat_Corye on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

I think I’ll stick with my pop thank you very much, but no really. What the heck is up with the coffee? Was this the way the 360 one was? Didn’t play it and only heard from one friend that it was good, but this looks pretty good.

If not, you had me sold on the coffee.

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

    Greenvale coffee is quite good.
    We made sure to keep the storyline the same, but have added a lot of new features, including an all-new scenario that will play out across the game.


+ enjionPS on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

Spy Fiction HD Remix Director’s Cut when?

Seriously though, been waiting for this. I 100%’ed the original game, and I plan on doing the same the second time around.

Bless you Swery, and all that you do.

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:37 pm said:

    That is really impressive, enjionPS! Thank you for the support. Hope you enjoy the Director’s Cut.


+ plaztiksyke on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:26 pm said:

Looks really cool.

Are there any GLBT characters, playable or NPC?

PS: I’d love to see an Indigo Prophecy Director’s Cut on PS3!


+ RE_Player on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

Getting this either physical or digital day 1.

Thank you Swery for this amazing game.


+ subadictos on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

Thanks, Swery. This is a MUST BUY for me.

Question for you, man… will we see you on PS4 next and soon???


+ Firecrest on April 23rd, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

SWERY! I will be preparing a tray of sinner’s sandwiches for this momentous occasion!

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

    Delicious! Be sure to save one for me. :)


+ UncannySilk on April 23rd, 2013 at 2:19 pm said:

So says Mr. Stewart.


+ Bloodios on April 23rd, 2013 at 2:23 pm said:

I’m rather sad that Best Buy isn’t stocking this game in the US (it’s available in Canada, however…) since my house is literally minutes away from one of their branch. I suppose I’ll have to pick it off PSN then (since I still have the $10 credit, might as well use it.) I’ll pick a physical copy of Amazon.com once it’s on sale…

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    + Swery on April 23rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

    We’re pretty sad about this too. Yes, put that credit to good use. :)

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