If Twin Peaks was a video game, it would be Deadly Premonition, an open world horror title originally released for the Xbox 360 back in 2010. It’s been a long time coming, but Rising Star Games Inc. today announced the impending launch of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, an enhanced version of the polarizing cult hit making its way to Europe and the U.S. in Q1 2013.
When Deadly Premonition first hit the Xbox 360 a couple of years ago, many gamers weren’t sure what to make of the bargain title. Everything from the graphics to the controls was considered archaic, but something about those very factors, combined with unique storytelling and a bizarre slant to just about every aspect of the game, made it endearing to some. As far as reviews go, Deadly Premonition ranged the spectrum, scoring anywhere between a 0 and a perfect 10. In short, you either loved it or you hated it. And coming early next year, PS3 gamers will finally get to weigh in on the matter.
In Deadly Premonition, the player takes control of special agent Francis York Morgan, who has been sent to a sleepy town to investigate the murder of a local woman. Pretty soon, York finds himself being stalked by the killer, as well as the town’s more supernatural inhabitants. Can he solve the mystery and unravel the secrets of this bizarre burg? That’s up to you.
“Love it or hate it, Deadly Premonition has been a phenomenon,” said Rising Star President Martin Defries. “‘Cult’ does not begin to di its success justice.”
The game’s director, Hidetaka Suehiro, agreed.
“It’s been a while since Deadly Premonition was released, but I’m still receiving so many messages of support from fans around the world,” Suehiro said. “I’m writing some exciting new scenarios and adding some new features. All will be revealed over the coming months and I’m confident I can deliver an unforgettable experience for you all.”
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is set to launch on the PS3 in Q1 of next year. The game will include a new scenario, HD graphics, reworked controls and downloadable content that will “expand the mystery beyond the original game.”