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Deadly Premonition nets a special edition five years after launch

Deadly Premonition, the survival horror cult favorite from developer Access Games, is getting a special edition re-release more than five years after its initial launch, publishers Rising Star Games and NIS America announced this week.

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut – Classified Edition includes a retail copy of the expanded PlayStation 3 version of the game, along with a collection of bonus material aimed at its hardcore fanbase.

Released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Deadly Premonition is an open-world adventure game heavily influenced by David Lynch’s television series Twin Peaks. The game stars an off-kilter FBI agent who is sent to a small town to investigate the mysterious, ritualistic murder of a young woman.

Despite its uneven presentation quality and awkward gameplay, Deadly Premonition won many fans for its memorable characters and twisting narrative. Gameplay takes frequent, unexpected turns, giving Deadly Premonition a lasting charm that outshines its mechanical failings.

A reworked version, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, later premiered for the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms, fixing many of the game’s control-related issues and adding new story sequences. The Director’s Cut serves as the basis for NIS America’s upcoming Classified Edition.

Along with a disc copy of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for the PlayStation 3, Classified Edition includes a 25-song CD soundtrack, a hardcover art book, and a set of themed Bicycle-brand playing cards. The package also includes a digital code redeemable for all previously released DLC.

Director “Swery65” followed up on Deadly Premonition with D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, a similarly-themed adventure game designed for the Xbox One’s Kinect peripheral. A retooled PC version with controller support premiered earlier this year.

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut – Classified Edition is priced at $50. Manufacturer NIS America is accepting pre-orders up until the package’s official release on November 24.

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