I think the best description I’ve seen of Deadly Premonition is that it’s the best Dreamcast game ever made that just happened to released in 2010. The wonderfully weird game that split enough reviews to earn a spot in the Guinness World Records, had ambitions far past its production and ended up being charming because of it. Now, the special edition that the game’s director- Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro talked about back in August of last year is on its way.
Being published by the company that put it out in Europe, the new edition will have HD textures, an improved control system that will make combat more palpable, narrative DLC, “a new scenario.” I’m not quite sure what that means, and the press release does little to explain it other than Swery is the one designing the thing. (And really, that’s all one needs to know.) As the game’s failures were part of its allure, I’m curious as to how players who’ve never had the chance to dive into the Twins Peak reminiscent world will perceive it.
The director’s cut comes out on PS3 in Q1 2013.