Promotion for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is in full swing, with director Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro and others from Access Games touring the world to answer questions and unveil more information about the upcoming PlayStation 3 title. The game has been officially confirmed for an April 30th release, and will contain new footage not seen in the original Xbox 360 version. This will be the first time Deadly Premonition will be released on PS3 outside of Japan.
Aside from new additions such as revised graphics and Move support, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will feature new opening and ending sequences in additional to the original content featured in the 360 version of the game. Though the original game had a number of scenes planned that were eventually cut for the final release, Access Games has stated that the new content is not what was cut, but created especially for the Director’s Cut. In addition, the graphic content that was cut for the North American release will not be added to the rerelease, as Sony would not allow them to put it back in.
SWERY has detailed a number of improved mechanics and features that will truly make Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut the definitive version of the game. One of the biggest issues the original suffered from was the combat, which has been overhauled for the PS3 release. The controls have been completely remapped, with the right analog stick now used to aim York’s gun, but players can even completely remap them if desired. The game now only has one difficulty setting and easier enemies, and the map of Greenvale has been improved, with a mini-map now accessible outside of the main menu.
Anyone who missed this gem on the Xbox 360 or just wants a fresh take on the innovative title should be sure to grab Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut when it comes out on April 30th. DLC such as alternate costumes will be available on or around release, as well.