When Deadly Premonition was first released in 2010, it wasn’t exactly a hit. The weird supernatural mystery game was met with mixed reviews, and at the time seemed as if it would slowly fade into obscurity like so many other middle of the road adventures. However, over time fans have come to respect its dark, mature themes and the ahead-of-their-time design decisions crafted in Deadly Premonition by director Hidetaka Suehiro, and it’s now most accurate to describe Deadly Premonition as a cult classic.
Thus, it wasn’t a huge surprise when Suehiro and Rising Star Games announced plans to create a PlayStation 3-exclusive Deadly Premonition remake that would improve on the title’s rough spots and offer fans the best experience of the game to date. While the developer didn’t have a solid release date for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut at that time, Rising Star has just announced that the game will hit retail in the first quarter of 2013.
As for what fans of the original can expect from this new and improved version, the official press release offers the following list:
New scenario from the game’s director, Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro
Reworked control system allowing for an even better combat experience
Downloadable content to expand the mystery beyond the original game
“It’s been a while since Deadly Premonition was released, but I’m still receiving so many messages of support from fans around the world,” writes Suehiro. “I’m writing some exciting new scenarios and adding some new features. All will be revealed over the coming months and I’m confident I can deliver an unforgettable experience for you all.”
Expect more info on when this game will debut to appear shortly.