‘Deadly Premonition’ finally coming to North American PS3s with new director’s cut
Yasuhiro Wada, creator of the Harvest Moon series, revealed exciting news during a talk at GDC today: Access Game’s Deadly Premonition will finally be made available to North American PS3 owners in the form of a director’s cut featuring all new content and Move support. The announcement was met with some confusion due to listener excitement, and was originally thought to be referring to Deadly Premonition 2, but Wada clarified that they have not announced anything regarding the possibility of Deadly Premonition 2, and that fans might expect to hear more about the director’s cut at E3 this year.
The title, known as Red Seeds Profile in Japan, received mixed reviews when it debuted for the Xbox 360 back in 2010, largely due to its PS2-era graphics and terrible gameplay, particularly during combat. On the flip side, it was heavily applauded as a “video game version of Twin Peaks,” and it quickly gained a cult following due to its amazing story and bizarre take on the survival horror genre. While Japan saw both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the title, the US never got the PS3 version due to “technical difficulties.”
Yasuhiro Wada himself recently left Grasshopper Manufacture to found his own company, Toybox Inc.. He announced during the talk that Toybox Inc. is currently working on a portable game, but did not provide any specifics.