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12:30 PM on 07.05.2014

Swery65 joins the cast of iDarb

Though we do our best here at Destructoid, it's hard to talk about every great new videogame. One of games that slipped through our collective cracks is iDarb, a "constantly-evolving, crowd-sourced, minimalist game mechanic ...

Jonathan Holmes


8:00 AM on 11.27.2013

Swery continues to defend D4 Xbox One exclusivity

After being pestered by the millions of fans who don't want to buy an Xbox One for Swery's upcoming D4, the famed developer re-iterated that the game is in fact an exclusive. Once again speaking to Gaming Bolt, Swery had a fe...

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 10.29.2013

FK in the Steam: Deadly Premonition is out for PC

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut coming to Steam -- even if it weirdly had to go through Greenlight for approval -- is a very good thing. What's not quite so good is the fact that this version is locked in at 720p. Afte...

Jordan Devore



D4, Swery65's Xbox One Kinect game, is wonderfully weird photo
D4, Swery65's Xbox One Kinect game, is wonderfully weird
by Dale North

Upcoming Xbox One title D4 was designed for use with Microsoft's Kinect sensor. Game director Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro made it a point to stress this during our Tokyo Game Show meeting. D4 can be played with a controller, but his personal preference is that you play it with Kinect.

When we saw all of the weird things you can do with your hands in D4, this makes perfect sense. D4 looks fun to play with Kinect controls. 

 

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11:00 AM on 09.20.2013

Swery65 talks D4 Xbox One exclusivity, and more

I don't think I've ever heard a collective amount of cheers and sighs so loud as when Swery65's new D4 project was announced -- only to have it become an Xbox One exclusive seconds later. Microsoft had a chance to sit down wi...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.18.2013

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut on Steam Greenlight

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is eyeing a PC release via the wondrous passage of Steam Greenlight. At last, computer gamers can experience the delirious delights of Agent York Morgan and his hunt for the Raincoat Kil...

Jim Sterling



Murder mystery D4 sure looks like another Swery65 game photo
Murder mystery D4 sure looks like another Swery65 game
by Jordan Devore

The director of Deadly Premonition is back with a Kinect game called D4. Among the Xbox One exclusives shown at E3, this was right up there as one of the most attention-grabbing. After meeting with Swery65 and Microsoft Studios producer Yutaka Noma to get a hands-off look at the game, I can happily say that this is going to be another weird one. Possibly even weirder than the aforementioned cult classic. Yes, we're in for a wild ride.

D4 is an episodic murder mystery game, as you might've heard. It also uses Kinect, which will surely be met with some groans, but I will say that it's at least not the kind of motion- and voice-controlled game that necessitates standing. Swery mentioned how he wants players to be able to sit down and eat popcorn while they play the title. He seemed adamant about popcorn, specifically. Does he feel free to be more "weird" after the success of Deadly Premonition? Not really. "Just my style," he laughed.

The protagonist of D4 is a private detective who can go back in time "under certain circumstances"; essentially, touching mementos connected to memories allows him to dive into the past. He intends to go back to find out who murdered his wife and ultimately save her, even if he knows it will likely be an impossible task.

The demo took place on a plane and literally every character had that special something, that strangeness only Swery characters seem to pull off. When speaking to people, three dialog options are presented which can be activated by hovering your hand over one of them or talking out loud to the Kinect microphone. Our detective got in a fistfight with one of the more eccentric passengers and gameplay took the form of quick-time prompts that required the player to swipe with their arm to punch, block, etc. It seemed fine and shouldn't get in the way of the story, which will be the main draw from the sound of it.

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12:00 PM on 06.12.2013

Swery65's D4 will be exclusive to the Xbox One

Swery65's intriguing new game D4 will definitely be exclusive to the Xbox One, the designer has confirmed today. It's a pretty odd development for sure, but if you recall, Deadly Premonition was exclusive to the Xbox 360 for ...

Chris Carter

12:19 PM on 06.10.2013

D4 announced for Xbox One, Swery65 episodic mystery!

Swery65 has revealed a brand new game for Xbox One, the simply titled D4. Cel-shaded and episodic, it's an interesting looking murder mystery game. Knowing Swery, it'll be balls-mental.  No real details were revealed after that. Trailer had an adventure game quality to it, with a combat system. I'm into it!

Jim Sterling



Review: Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut photo
Review: Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
by Jim Sterling

Deadly Premonition may be the most well known review I've ever written. It's certainly one of the most debated 10/10 scores I've ever awarded -- though I've not awarded too many. It's a score I stand by wholeheartedly, and Deadly Premonition remains the review of which I am most proud. 

To this day, I still believe the best way to describe playing Deadly Premonition is that it's like watching two clowns eat each other -- it's perverse, it's wrong, and yet it's excruciatingly funny. That's Deadly Premonition for you. So bad it's incredible. So wrong it's right. So broken, it's achieved a level of twisted perfection. 

They say perfection cannot be improved upon, and that's something Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut hopes to prove wrong. With improved graphics, extra content, and overhauled controls, the team at Access Games has pushed the boat out to make Agent York Morgan's return to Greenvale as superior as possible.

It does, sadly, not live up to expectations. However, at least PS3 owners now get access to a beautiful, if quite inferior, adventure of a lifetime.

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1:45 PM on 04.29.2013

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut ... in the coffee

A box arrived for me today, and I had a good idea of what it was. Not only was I expecting Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut to arrive today, the package absolutely stank of raw coffee and toothpaste. It could only be one th...

Jim Sterling





9:30 AM on 04.24.2013

Sip the Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut launch vid

I'm a tea drinker, but I'm drinking coffee this morning in honor of this new launch trailer for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. Burned my lips but it felt so good. We're about a week away from the game's April 30 lau...

Dale North

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



Deadly Premonition: the cult of split-personality photo
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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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

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