Deadly Premonition is one of the cultiest
cult game to be culted in recent memory, so it should come as no great shock
that its creators at Access Games are keen on milking its sweet cult juices
with no less than a prequel, sequel and special edition.
Speaking at last week's Gamescom in
Germany, Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro revealed
he and his team were interested in expanding the quirky open-world horror
series with games set before and after the original, along with an updated
version of the original featuring better graphics.
Since no plans are 100% official, it will
likely be a while before Swery's visions become a reality – longer still if he
goes through with his other plans to make a whole new game altogether. Until then, you can
cult it up with the original version on Xbox 360 via XBLA or the budget-priced
physical copy. An English-enabled version of Deadly Premonition (aka Red Seeds
Profile in Asia) for the PS3 is also available as an import.
GR has not been shy about its love for
Deadly Premonition. True, it did win our Best Worst Games award in the 2010 Platinum Chalice Awards, but we gave it
that designation out of genuine love for creative gem of a game that exists
beneath the shoddy graphics, cringe-worthy voice acting, and unorthodox
gameplay. That said, a polished sequel would be well received, but there's a
risk of losing the series' off-beat, low-rent charm in the process. Are you game?
Aug 23, 2011