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

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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 for more information.

I love you all!

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Shadowgate100 said:

April 24th, 2:38 pm

Just pre ordered my copy. Can’t wait!

Narxivias said:

April 24th, 4:09 pm

@ David Bruno Indeed! That piece on 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 said:

April 24th, 6:23 pm

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 said:

April 25th, 8:10 am

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

Viewtiful_Gene said:

April 25th, 3:28 pm

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 said:

April 26th, 12:21 am

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 said:

April 27th, 5:39 pm

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 said:

May 4th, 10:20 pm

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


May 22nd, 6:59 am

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

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