Deadly Premonition lead announces new project for PS Vita, Lord of Apocalypse

Hidetaka Suehiro, better known among Japanese fans as Swery65, has announced his next role as director of an upcoming action RPG for the PSP and PlayStation Vita. Swery65's best-known work, of course, is as the designer of cult survival horror thriller Deadly Premonition. Where do you go from that title's schizophrenia, mutilation and American Gothic horror? Something called Lord of Apocalypse sounds appropriate enough – here's the Japanese announce trailer.

The title, published by Square Enix, is a sequel to PSP ARPG Lord of Arcana. If Apocalypse is in the same vein as its predecessor, it'll be a rather more conventional affair than Premonition – but with Swery65 having recentlyteased fans with his ideas for continuing Premonition's story, don't think Lord of Apocalypse marks the designer's full-time return to the comprehensible or mundane. Lord of Apocalypse is scheduled as a Japanese release title for the PS Vita, though no Western date's been set yet.

Sep 21, 2011

Source: Siliconera


  • Tomgoulter - September 21, 2011 5 p.m.

    @soranamineforever You might be lucky: the predecessor, Lord of Arcana, got US and EU releases. You might be extra-lucky and have Apocalypse happen without, you know, THE Apocalypse happening also.
  • ichigoame - September 21, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    I;m actually interested in RPG's for the Vita..I like how you can grind whilst watching the TV So it's much easier to level up for me.
  • Mooshon - September 21, 2011 4:20 p.m.

    Looks pretty good that. Someone give that man a proper budget to make Deadly Prem 2.
  • soranamineforever - September 21, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    It'll BE the Apocalypse if we get this in North America. Which is a shame, because it looks like a potential reason to buy the Vita. I was just finished saying how there isn't enough fresh stuff for the thing.

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