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5:00 AM on 03.29.2013

Deadly Premonition PS3's pre-order bonuses detailed

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut comes out next month (4/30) on PS3 and it will offer retailer-specific pre-order bonuses, which is a little bit of an oddity for a game getting its unexpected second life. Almost takes the s...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 03.22.2013

Deadly Premonition looks better than ever

Spoiler alert: Rising Star Games has released a new trailer for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut which shows off the remastered game's updated graphics. It does, however, blatantly reveal one rather significant el...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:30 PM on 03.20.2013

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut all set for late April

Games like Deadly Premonition only come around so often. To see it continue onward with a director's cut release on PlayStation 3 is validating for everyone who fell in love with the bizarre game and helped spread the word. A...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 02.04.2013

A Deadlier Premonition: An interview with Swery65

Destructoid has had a very interesting relationship with Deadly Premonition. Apparently Jim's review was one of the first that praised the game and we've featured it at our PAX panels in the past. When I was asked if I ...

Spencer Hayes



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Talking Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut with SWERY
by Steven Hansen

Destructoid’s love affair with the inimitable, idiosyncratic Deadly Premonition is a point of public record. Jim’s infamous, glowing, 10/10 review turned a lot of people onto the game -- myself included -- and for that we are as thankful as Resident Evil 6 are indignant. Or, if you’re playing along at home, substitute any game that we score low. “[x] gets a [y] when Deadly Premonition gets a 10,” the commenter scoffs and chortles into his Cheetos.

We’re all aware, of course, that there are some technical issues in the game. Deadly Premonition’s release was a rare one. A Japanese studio was developing, plainly, for a Western audience. The project was helmed by a man, SWERY (or SWERY65), committed to his bizarre vision and allowed creative control. That something so unique and personal got a retail, console release was amazing enough. The team being able to revisit the title to address niggling concerns, beautify it, and add content just seems unreal. Yet, that’s precisely what’s happening with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.

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8:30 PM on 10.31.2012

A first glimpse of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut

Rising Star games dropped a little tease of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut today, and what a tiny morsel it is. Following about a minute of quotes about the release from fine publications such as Giant Bomb, EGM and ...

Conrad Zimmerman



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Deadly Premonition: the cult of split-personality
by Jim Sterling

Deadly Premonition is, by far, one of the most polarizing videogames ever made. In fact, within the survival horror genre, it has won an official world record for its extreme split of critic opinion -- earning a 2/10 review score from IGN at the lowest, and a 10/10 from Destructoid at the highest. 

Developer Hidetaka Suehiro -- known better to fans as Access Games director Swery65 -- couldn't be happier with the viral success his game has enjoyed, and as Deadly Premonition gears up for its Director's Cut re-release, Destructoid chatted with him about cult followings, controversial content, and "feeling" life in a videogame. 

It's pretty fascinating stuff!

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12:15 PM on 10.16.2012

Deadly Premonition Director's Cut coming early 2013

Rising Star Games has confirmed today their intention to publish a "Director's Cut" edition of the 2010 small-town suspense thriller, Deadly Premonition, early in 2013 for PlayStation 3. This new version will feature updated ...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:46 PM on 03.08.2012

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut coming to PS3

According to reports around the Web, Yasuhiro Wada just made a huge announcement for fans of Swery 65's beautifully demented Deadly Premonition. Westerners are finally getting a PS3 version, and more importantly, it'll s...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 12.18.2011

Genius! Someone made Deadly Premonition trading cards

Over Thanksgiving, Deadly Premonition super fan Whitney had this crazy idea to make the in-game set of 65 collectible trading cards a real thing. She just got the prints in and... ooooo boy. Even if you haven't touched the ga...

Tony Ponce

2:45 PM on 09.01.2011

Deadly Premonition's Raincoat Killer could get own game

The Raincoat Killer could get his own spin-off game, according to barmy developer Swery65. Deadly Premonition's hooded, axe-wielding antagonist was (spoiler) briefly playable during Deadly Premonition, and Swery thinks a full...

Jim Sterling





12:45 PM on 08.23.2011

Deadly Premonition special edition, sequel and prequel!?

Deadly Premonition directory SWERY 65 has revealed that he has plans for a sequel and prequel, as well as a special edition re-release of the original cult comedy-horror.  The special edition would feature enhanced graph...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 07.06.2011

Don't buy Deadly Premonition on Games on Demand yet!

Deadly Premonition arrived on Games on Demand today, but publisher Rising Star is urging European customers not to buy it yet. It's supposed to be available for £14.99 on Xbox Live, but went up for the exorbitant p...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 07.05.2011

Deadly Premonition to hit Games on Demand in Europe also

Let's assume, for the moment, that you are European and made the deeply foolish decision not to buy Deadly Premonition when it released on your continent back in October of last year. You have made a terrible, terrible mistak...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:00 AM on 06.28.2011

Deadly Premonition coming to Games on Demand

Cult hit Deadly Premonition is set to continue its improbable success by making it onto Xbox Live's "Games on Demand" service. You will be able to "FK" in the digital coffee from July 15.  The news solidifies Deadly Prem...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 06.27.2011

Deadly Premonition creator planning a new game

Deadly Premonition director Swery65 has revealed that his team at Access Games is working on a brand new project! However, before he can properly get started, he needs a publisher.  "It’s high time we started worki...

Jim Sterling