Deadly Premoniton 2 hype

#1 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

lets fucking do this swery
 
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-08-20-swery-teases-deadly-premonition-2
 
 
  EDIT: Y'all are some lazy motherfuckers.
 

Deadly Premonition designer SWERY has teased a sequel, and revealed his hope to release a Director's Cut of the first game this year.

Quirky open world horror game Deadly Premonition launched on Xbox 360 in 2010 and divided critics. Fans have hoped for a sequel ever since, but Hidetaka "SWERY" Suehiro has remained quiet - until now.

Last week Eurogamer caught up with the Japanese designer at Gamescom for an update. He confirmed that the original Deadly Premonition team is back together working on a new project to coincide with the 10th anniversary of developer Access Games.

"We're in talks with publishers at the moment, and we can't tell you about the platforms," he said. "But by next summer, I think everyone will have a good idea of what it's going to be.

"After Deadly Premonition everyone wanted to know when the next project was coming along. I told them it would be in 10 years' time. So I think they're still waiting!"

SWERY, who is searching for a publisher for the new project, stopped short of confirming the new game as Deadly Premonition 2. "Hmm, maybe!" was all he said.

But he did give us an idea of what he intends for the sequel, which he said he'd be honoured to make.

"In Deadly Premonition I really tried to focus on lifestyle and the relationships between the characters and experiencing those things in the game, and there just happened to be a murder mystery going on as well. But what I really wanted people to experience was those day to day things. In the new game that's going to be important as well. Plus some extra things I wasn't able to do before, and new original elements like the coffee fortune telling.

"I meet once a month with the producer of Deadly Premonition and we talk about various things. There are things I've come up with the producer has said no to. I suggested Deadly Premonition 2 should be as though Deadly Premonition 1 had never existed. I wanted to do everything from scratch, but the producer said I couldn't do that.

"So, for example, like with Spider-Man, you've got Spider-Man and the Amazing Spider-Man, so the same series but a different world. I wanted to do something like that but was told no. The producer said the fans love York, and so I have to carry on with him as the protagonist."

Meanwhile, SWERY confirmed his intention to release a Director's Cut of the first game during Access Games' 10th anniversary year - that is, at some point this year.

SWERY is after a publisher for this game, too, so was tight-lipped on details. "We are planning a Director's Cut of Deadly Premonition and there will be a proper announcement about that soon," he said. "I've been having a few meetings about that here as well.

"It's not finalised yet, but personally I'd like for us to be able to do it during this 10th anniversary year."

But, again, he did provide some details: "I'll be able to tell you more when the publisher has announced it formally. Just think about this as a rumour," he teased.

"We're working on the Director's Cut of Deadly Premonition, and I am writing some new script and scenarios. Whether those will be used or not, and how they'll be used, isn't decided yet.

"When Deadly Premonition went on sale, I got loads of feedback from the users, opinions, complaints. So I've got a list of about 200 things they want improved. I'm going through that list and choosing the things I think will be good to work on. I can't tell you in detail, but things like the controls and graphics."


#2 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Still waiting on that PS3 port.

#3 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

amazing! good shot!

#4 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Hizang: Read the article, he mentions that its coming this year.
#5 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

Neat. Video game announcements a plenty. Same with music too. Got to listen to Animal Collectives new album. Then there was TWEWY2 and now this. Great last couple of days if you ask me.

#6 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1733 posts) -
@Hizang said:

Still waiting on that PS3 port.

The asian ps3 release has english if you're desperate, but I'd hold on for that director's cut if I were you. 
#7 Posted by Bollard (5844 posts) -

I don't say this often but...

Endurance Run.

#8 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

Amazing! This may be my chance to finally play that crazy game, right Zach?

#9 Posted by RoboRobb (1054 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

I don't say this often but...

Endurance Run.

Shhhh they'll hear you. Just hope for a miracle.

#10 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

FUCK YES! LETS DO THIS SHIT!

#11 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

This is well timed as I watch the DP Endurance Run. I wonder if he'll keep going with York, or if the first game's ending would make that too much trouble (I don't actually remember all of how the first game ended).

#12 Edited by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Directors Cut != Sequel.

Ed: Oh wait, plus a sequel.

#13 Posted by LobsterVendetta (116 posts) -

Honestly I am just excited to hear the Director's Cut is still something in the works. It was one of the few things I would look forward to for either this or next year.

#14 Posted by Arbie (1437 posts) -

@supamon said:

Amazing! This may be my chance to finally play that crazy game, right Zach?

I think we should get married.

Also, VUHUUUUUU!

#15 Posted by JeanLuc (3608 posts) -

I find this statement interesting.

"I meet once a month with the producer of Deadly Premonition and we talk about various things. There are things I've come up with the producer has said no to. I suggested Deadly Premonition 2 should be as though Deadly Premonition 1 had never existed. I wanted to do everything from scratch, but the producer said I couldn't do that.
"So, for example, like with Spider-Man, you've got Spider-Man and the Amazing Spider-Man, so the same series but a different world. I wanted to do something like that but was told no. The producer said the fans love York, and so I have to carry on with him as the protagonist."

That actually sounds kind of awesome. What if Deadly Premonition 2 pulled an Evil Dead 2?

#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -
@Akrid

Directors Cut != Sequel.

Yeah I think that title is really misleading.
#17 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

my US 360 broke down like a year ago, so this better be a multiplat release!
 
@MariachiMacabre said:

@Akrid

Directors Cut != Sequel.

Yeah I think that title is really misleading.

Read the article, guys.
 
Not the part I quoted.
#18 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3512 posts) -

I wonder how much the Director's Cut will really "fix" and add. Like, what if the game looks and plays a lot better? Will it still be the same game? Hopefully they at least fix the map system.

@Joeyoe31: New TWEWY? Where?!!

#19 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

You hear that Zack? we're back in the game.

#20 Posted by Insectecutor (1205 posts) -

I'm not sure more script is what it needs. If they fix the bullet sponges and the aiming I'll be happy. The phrase "directors cut" kinda worries me.

#21 Posted by Morrow (1823 posts) -

Still waiting on that PS3 port.

#22 Posted by Rafaelfc (1458 posts) -

"The producer said the fans love York, and so I have to carry on with him as the protagonist."

This, in a nutshell is why I HATE producers in general... yes the fans loved York. No, we don't need 1000 titles with the same frakkin character!!!

#23 Posted by AlexW00d (6435 posts) -

Ugh.

#24 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Rafaelfc said:

"The producer said the fans love York, and so I have to carry on with him as the protagonist."

This, in a nutshell is why I HATE producers in general... yes the fans loved York. No, we don't need 1000 titles with the same frakkin character!!!

Yeah, that was a bit sad to read. Leave the creative process in the hand of the director :/
#25 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

@Dan_CiTi: It's being teased according to the source in this thread.

#26 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

YES. I just FKed all up in my coffee.

#27 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

"The producer said the fans love York, and so I have to carry on with him as the protagonist."

This, in a nutshell is why I HATE producers in general... yes the fans loved York. No, we don't need 1000 titles with the same frakkin character!!!

No, but 2 titles would be nice.

#28 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

Fix the motherfucker of a "map" and "combat" but leave all the open world charm.

#29 Posted by Phatmac (5727 posts) -

Amazing! This is great news, right Zach?!

#30 Posted by mosespippy (4446 posts) -

@NegativeCero: I'm pretty sure York couldn't make an appearance unless it was a prequel. Zack could be in it though.

#31 Posted by Turambar (6894 posts) -

Directors Cut obviously means the game will finally have bike riding.

#32 Edited by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Fuck. Someone shut his producer off. Swery wanted to do something entirely different, and the fucking producer told him no, bring York back. Fucking producers.

#33 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Reports say tropical island theme.

#34 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

*Whistle Whistle*

#35 Posted by supamon (1334 posts) -

@Erzs: Awww not even on the first date yet. haha.

How would York come back in the 2nd game anyway, unless he came back and swapped places with Zach again.

#36 Posted by Chemi_ro (45 posts) -

I am so excited!

#37 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1007 posts) -

I wanna feel those feels again, I hope he can pull it off.

#38 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1217 posts) -

This is the most amazing thing to hear. I can't wait for #2.

#39 Posted by NathHaw (2802 posts) -

There's gonna be a plant in the new game named Emily. I just know it.

#40 Posted by supermike6 (3642 posts) -

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH IM SO EXCITED I LOVE YOU SWERYYYY

Gosh, I am SO EXCITED.

#41 Posted by Pepsiman (2491 posts) -

Ended up reading an abridged translation of this article on a Japanese game news site before actually seeing the source material for myself. Strange how the news cycle works online these days.

Anyway, I'm somewhat surprised that the signs are seemingly pointing towards a sequel. Not that I'm complaining by any stretch, since I certainly enjoyed the original game for what it was, but I had just always figured that the IP was owned by Marvelous Entertainment since they published the original Japanese version and retaining those IP rights for a retail console game in this day and age is exceedingly rare, but judging by Swery's wording, it sounds like that isn't the case if he's talking to other companies about doing a sequel. I'm guessing he wouldn't otherwise be able to move forward with doing a sequel so easily, given the okay sales figures in the West but mediocre Japanese numbers for the original game. Also nice to hear that the director's cut version is still going as planned. I was wondering what was up with it since it was supposed to show up at this year's E3, so it's nice to hear it's still in production.

To comment on the producer remark specifically, I just want to point out that corporate Japan is not particularly known for being openly hospitable towards dissenting opinions. Part of Swery being seemingly pushed around by his producer is likely just the byproduct of general producer-creative lead relationships in games in general, but there's probably an additional cultural layer being added since it's specifically a Japanese company involved. In most social situations in Japan, you usually have to tread really carefully with how you present a viewpoint that contrasts somebody else's, especially if that person is in a position of power that commands some "automatic" respect. There are ways to stand your ground in the Japanese boardroom without being considered brash and rude; it's just that part of that process involves being at least superficially conciliatory and willing to hear out and acknowledge someone's opinions as being valid before you then gently start bargaining and present your own ideas. I suspect that's actually the sort of power play that's going on, but naturally, without a transcript of what Swery originally said in Japanese, I can't be certain. The translation of his remarks is worded in such a way that I suspect it comes across harsher and bleaker than what he likely intended, but again, it's all conjecture. Just thought I'd throw in that little tidbit to hopefully shed a little light on where Swery might be coming from as a specifically Japanese developer.

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