Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Is Happening

Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -

Deadly Premonition designer Swery 65 has been teasing a PlayStation 3 version of his celebrated piece of gaming eccentricity for a while, but it’d been a while since we’d heard anything about it.

That changed today, with Rising Star Games confirming Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.

This updated version of the game, exclusive to PS3, includes new “scenarios,” reworked combat controls, and downloadable content to “expand the mystery beyond the original game.” That sounds like there will be new material for both players who want to play Deadly Premonition a second time (or coming to it for the first time), and content for anyone who wants the closest thing to a sequel.

That we’re even seeing Swerey 65 being given a chance to dip back into Deadly Premonition is impressive enough. I’m curious what the new material will be like. Deadly Premonition was created in a vacuum, and this new content comes after everyone heaped critical but enthusiastic praise on the game. Will that reaction influence what Swery 65 ends up creating?

Guess we’ll find out early next year. The Director’s Cut launches in the first quarter of 2013.

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3389 posts) -

Deadly Premonition designer Swery 65 has been teasing a PlayStation 3 version of his celebrated piece of gaming eccentricity for a while, but it’d been a while since we’d heard anything about it.

That changed today, with Rising Star Games confirming Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.

This updated version of the game, exclusive to PS3, includes new “scenarios,” reworked combat controls, and downloadable content to “expand the mystery beyond the original game.” That sounds like there will be new material for both players who want to play Deadly Premonition a second time (or coming to it for the first time), and content for anyone who wants the closest thing to a sequel.

That we’re even seeing Swerey 65 being given a chance to dip back into Deadly Premonition is impressive enough. I’m curious what the new material will be like. Deadly Premonition was created in a vacuum, and this new content comes after everyone heaped critical but enthusiastic praise on the game. Will that reaction influence what Swery 65 ends up creating?

Guess we’ll find out early next year. The Director’s Cut launches in the first quarter of 2013.

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#2 Edited by mike28212 (29 posts) -

woo hoo

#3 Posted by zolloz89 (248 posts) -

I expect FULL coverage.

#4 Posted by Maitimo (176 posts) -

I don't know what you could really add content-wise to Deadly Premonition. Fixing the controls seems fine, though, presuming they're actually better and not just different.

#5 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

Wow I did not see this coming.

#6 Posted by Yummylee (21203 posts) -

Just hope they fix the awful map system in that game. I was very forgiving towards a lot of the games quirks, but that map made getting around a hassle even I found tough to stomach. Still completed like 80% of the side quests, though...

Anywhoo I'm excited all the same, and I'll gladly buy myself a third copy of this motherfucker.

#7 Edited by Legend (2646 posts) -

Excellent!

#8 Posted by StaleCrouton (20 posts) -

Does this count as a "requel"?

#9 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

Hopefully they make the game somewhat enjoyable. I picked it up and wanted to get into it but man I can't get past that gameplay.

#10 Posted by r3mko (13 posts) -

Reworked combat controls? But they where perfect already :P

#11 Posted by Morningstar (2125 posts) -

Having watched both the DP endurance runs twice, maybe its time to play it myself :P

#12 Posted by TooWalrus (13127 posts) -
@StaleCrouton said:

Does this count as a "requel"?

NO! 
 
Also, I've already watched, bought, and finished all of Deadly Premonition (watched it twice, actually), and god damn it, I'm gonna do it again.
#13 Posted by Spectreman (232 posts) -

New endurance run!!

#14 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

More Deadly Premonition is always good news, I wonder if they'll keep the same price tag of $20, or bump the price to $30 for the added content.

#15 Posted by takua108 (1478 posts) -

Oh God, I just bought a PS3 and have just about finished playing all the big games I missed (MGS4, Uncharted 2 & 3, Heavy Rain, Tokyo Jungle, Journey), and dammit I'm probably going to end up getting this.

#16 Posted by fusrodah (95 posts) -

Is it worth watching both of the Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs? I only watched the Jeff/Vinny half

#17 Posted by Pudge (859 posts) -

@fusrodah said:

Is it worth watching both of the Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs? I only watched the Jeff/Vinny half

Yes. Yes it is.

#18 Edited by Pudge (859 posts) -

@zolloz89 said:

I expect FULL coverage.

Throw Dave and Drew into a room and do another Endurance Run! DO IT!

EDIT: Sorry for double post.

#19 Posted by year199X (58 posts) -

I hope this means bicycling and cologne finally make it into the game!

#20 Posted by white_sox (181 posts) -

I swear to God I was just watching Twin Peaks before reading this.

It's too odd to be a coincidence.

#21 Posted by Yummylee (21203 posts) -

@Coafi said:

More Deadly Premonition is always good news, I wonder if they'll keep the same price tag of $20, or bump the price to $30 for the added content.

I doubt it. I mean this'll still be a re-release of a 2010 release after all, even with the addition of ''HD graphics''.

#22 Posted by Mandrewgora (192 posts) -

Why yes I would like this, thank you.

#23 Posted by Winternet (8000 posts) -

Director's Cut. In my coffee.

#24 Posted by UberExplodey (923 posts) -

@fusrodah: You've seen the better half, but there are highlights on youtube narrowed down to a couple segments.

#25 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Please God let there be a bike.

#26 Posted by tayls (29 posts) -

I couldn't be much more stoked about this.

#27 Posted by StaleCrouton (20 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@StaleCrouton said:

Does this count as a "requel"?

NO!

Hahaha

#28 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

:D

#29 Posted by hussatron (189 posts) -

The Endurance Run can't be considered complete until both teams play through the Director's Cut now.

#30 Posted by cannonballBAM (579 posts) -

awesome.

#31 Posted by Draxyle (1778 posts) -

I'm not kidding when I saw that this is one of my most anticipated releases of 2013. I just hope that the price is right; 30$, maybe 40$ seems right depending on how much they did to it.

#32 Posted by Mustachio (242 posts) -

They need to do an ER Quicklook and a VJ Quicklook of the new content.

#33 Posted by Glottery (1099 posts) -

Too bad I watched the V&J run only a couple of months ago, could've used this as an excuse to finally watch it (not sure why I kept myself from it as long as I did, as it sure was hella fun!). Perhaps I'll watch both ERs sometime next year again...

#34 Posted by PillClinton (3290 posts) -

Yay! New Endurance Run! Thanks, guys! We didn't exactly ask for it, but we can't stop you, so go ahead!

#35 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (919 posts) -

My coffee was right!

#36 Edited by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

There is a typo in the 4th paragraph, should be "Swery", not "Swerey".

#37 Posted by dbz1995 (4789 posts) -

@white_sox said:

I swear to God I was just watching Twin Peaks before reading this.

It's too odd to be a coincidence.

Must have seen it in the coffee.

#38 Posted by LobsterVendetta (103 posts) -

Guess my yearly Deadly Premonition playthrough will continue for 3 more years. Personally I don't think much needed to be fixed (aside from that god-awful map), but I still look forward to the gameplay changes with excitement. I really wonder what those added scenarios will be.

#39 Edited by onarum (1989 posts) -

Hell, I think the crew will have to play through the whole thing again then ;P
 
Seriously though I'm totally getting this.

#40 Posted by kennybaese (658 posts) -

Hmm, while I watched about half of the Endurance Runs for this game, I never got around to playing it myself. Maybe this winter I'll finally finishing watching Twin Peaks on Netflix and play this when it comes out.

#41 Posted by onarum (1989 posts) -
@fusrodah said:
Is it worth watching both of the Deadly Premonition Endurance Runs? I only watched the Jeff/Vinny half
Yep, Brad and Ryan's run is great as well, on it's own way ;)
#42 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1689 posts) -

I was upset reading that it was a PS3 exclusive release, until I remembered that I own a PS3. I will probably pick this up. I loved playing through it the first time (well...not actually playing it, more just experiencing it), and this sounds like a good enough excuse to do it all again.

#43 Posted by xtafxfoulfellow (80 posts) -

MINE

#44 Posted by ChrisTaran (1553 posts) -

Going to pre-order like 5 copies of this.

<3 Swery

#45 Posted by BadNews (499 posts) -

So all they added was bicycles and a better map then?

#46 Posted by Dagbiker (6938 posts) -

My pot is getting cold.

#47 Posted by csl316 (7963 posts) -

How many more wall crawly ladies will there be?

#48 Edited by Sil3n7 (1176 posts) -

I wouldn't get our hopes up about doing an endurance run of this again. Jeff always seems aggressively negative towards any idea about an endurance run.

It's kinda weird.

#49 Posted by JakeLogan (218 posts) -

I like my coffee the way I like my jeans.

CREAMED!

#50 Posted by Oni (2094 posts) -

misspelled SWERY

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