Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut To Have Over 100 Improvements Says SWERY

By Ishaan . October 17, 2012 . 10:00am

Deadly Premonition director, Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro, has updated his blog with more information on the upcoming Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for PlayStation 3.


Suehiro says that Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will feature over 100 improvements. Some of these we reported yesterday—updated HD visuals, updated controls, new story content, and post-game DLC.


In addition to these, Suehiro says, PlayStation Move support has been included as well and he hints at the possibility of 3D support, too.


“In any case, we tried to create this Director’s Cut in such a way that the appearance of the game world would be maintained, while also being accessible to newcomers and old fans,” Suehiro writes.


“I’ve been especially picky about pouring the thoughts and feelings I’ve experienced since the release of the original into this game in such a way that it really makes you feel that 2 years have passed since then. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether I succeeded or failed.”

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  • Tales_of_Master

    This sounds really awesome. I’m happy that SWERY addressed the possible problem of having the game feels different to the old fans with all the new additions. The game is already in my “future purchases” list :D

  • Bloodios

    Now that’s some delicious news right there. I’m not really too thrilled about the DLC though, but we’ll see how that turns out.

    • Quinton Cunningham

      What’s wrong with DLC? The entire original game is going to be included with several updates. One of which includes new story content that will most likely be on disc. I fail to see the problem here.

      • Bloodios

        Huh? All I’m saying is that, at the moment, I’m not seeing how having these planned DLC can add to the value of the game, so I currently am not finding myself interested in them, but I’m willing to wait and see if what they’re going to unveil is going to change my mind. 

        • Quinton Cunningham

          Ah. The “I’m not really too thrilled about the DLC” sounded more like a complaint about the general idea of DLC, instead of expressing concern about whether or not it is worth anything.

          • Bloodios

            Oh, does it, really? I’ll keep that in mind from now on.

  • SirRichard

    It’s great to see that, given a second shot at the game, they’re trying to make the most of it by touching up everything and even making use of the new hardware available (even if it is just Move controls). Definitely getting it, even with all the Q1 2013 competition.

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    If any of you haven’t gotten the chance to, watch Twin Peaks. It’s basically the inspiration for this game and it’s a fantastic TV show. You’ll have more of an appreciation for this game if you do.

    • ddh819

      i’ve never heard of this game before, but this info makes me interested

    • GibbRS

      Yarg, I posted a big reply to this but it got lost in the dark recesses of the internet.

      Yes I highly recommend people watch Twin Peaks, either before or after playing Deadly Premonition.  The parallels in characters and story are pretty awesome.


    I continue to be puzzled by this two years in the making improved version. Why not just pour those resources into a new project?

    Are they hoping a fine tuning might turn a cult classic into a general hit? I honestly think the original reached out to the core audience of this title already, and those are the ones who would want something new instead of an improved port. They did, after all, love the original warts and all.

    I honestly do not think an oddball adventure game like it could garner a magnitudes larger audience via a little polish either.

    Then again something, even if it was not what you were looking for, is always better than nothing.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      There’s still a whole PS3 audience who never experienced the game who are now getting the chance to. I am very happy for them.

      I own and love the 360 version, but I am thinking very seriously of double dipping on this one, because there were a lot of ways the original could have been better on a technical level that I would hope they implemented here. Plus, I want to support a title like this. 

    • Whoomp

      They have been hard at work with Lord of Arcana and Lord of Apocalypse for Squareenix since the original Deadly Premonition release. Access Games is a small studio so this is probably why they haven’t been on this project with full force until now. They didn’t even seem to have the publishing deal with Rising Star Games set until fairly recently.

  • I am so going to buy the hell out of this. Several times over.
    Swery <3

  • Juuu

    Seems like his motivations are definitely in the right place to be making an updated re-release of the title. I can’t wait to buy this and experience the weird, wonderful title all over again! Also, I’m REALLY excited it’s on another platform. I had an Xbox at the time, but I know a lot of potential buyers were a bit discouraged because they only had a PS3, and didn’t feel like dropping lots of money to buy the Japanese PS3 import version. I hope this widens the userbase and further cements this as a cult classic. c: 

  • Bloodios

    I just checked out his blog and kind of been wondering what SWERY means by:
    “This means that, contrary to the 2-year-old original, the game will now be in full HD.”
    Does he means the game will run in 1080p now? (Well, since he’s aiming for 3D, I think 1080p support should be expected… I don’t know…)

    • In other stories it’s been clarified that he means 1080p. Also, supposed to be other touch-ups to models and textures as well as 3D support (which I guess is not final, but like you said they’re working towards it).

    • the original was not in full hd. it was devd for ps2 and ported up to the 360/Ps3. so all of its texture work, models, etc were small. similar to how the hd remakes keep coming out, they just upped the res a whole bunch or re-did textures slightly. This one will probably have all new models and textures. 

  • $3587643

    I cannot wait for this release. I want to play this game so bad. It’s going to be glorious.

  • Testsubject909

    Mr. SWERY

    It’s already been established that many will come flocking
    To see what you’ve been stuffing in your proverbial stocking.
    Though a bit too late for Christmas, in Q1 this game will come
    It will nevertheless make a wonderful birthday present to some.

    Stay the course and all will be well,
    For certain this game will be swell.
    Once out of the gate, many will gather
    On Day 1, Money and Excitement paired together.

    So says Mr. Stewart.

  • Rawrgna

    I already own DP for 360, but i haven’t touched my Xbox since i’ve gotten a PS3, and i’ve been in the mood to play it again. I’m definitely picking it up again. I really hope the improvements aren’t too extreme. I loved everything about the 360 version. Post game DLC is more than enough reason to buy this game a second time. Still on my top 3 for New Gen games.

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