Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut announced for PS3

Update to include brand new scenario, DLC, and more.

October 16, 2012 / 11:16 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Rising Star Games has officially announced the PlayStation 3 version of Deadly Premonition. Titled Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, the survival-horror cult classic is set to arrive in North America and Europe with new features and content in Q1 2013.

Alongside the original story, the director’s cut will include “HD graphics, an updated control system, a brand new scenario from the game’s director, Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro, and DLC to keep the mystery going once you complete the main campaign.” Rising Star describes the update as “both a love letter to fans that supported the [original] game and a great update for new players.”

Deadly Premonition follows the story of FBI special agent Francis York Morgan tasked with solving the murder mystery of a young woman in the small and supernatural town of Greenvale.

“I’m very happy Rising Star Games gave me the chance to work on Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut,” said Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro, Director of Deadly Premonition. “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. 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.”

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

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  • DarthBrian

    Is the new stuff content that wasn’t in the original PS3 version Red Seeds Profile in Japan?

    If so, sign me up. :)

  • Acidicsam

    I am so happy that PS3 gamers get to enjoy this. It’s such a memorable experience.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Well, color me super freakin’ excited.

    I started playing this on Xbox 360, but then it decided to kill itself. Looking forward to continuing in the Director’s Cut.

    I wonder what they mean by “HD graphics,” anyhow. The Xbox 360 version was certainly HD (though, it was ugly). Maybe they’re overhauling the visual system?

  • bleach630

    never heard of this game before.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    More good news for PS3 owners first the exclusive Persona 5 and now this is coming to PS3.

    • FaithlessMr

      Can you please tell me when was Persona 5 announced as a PS3 exclusive?

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        Its logic.

        • FaithlessMr

          How so? Because all of the Persona games have been released on Sony systems before? Why not the Vita then? Or the PS4 for that matter?

          • KingOptimusOrigins111

            PS3 is likely to get Persona 5 and then maybe a portable version for PS Vita. PS4, not likely atlus took this long to get to Persona 5 and Persona 4 was release on PS2 in 2009 pretty much at the end of PS2 life-cycle. PS4 isn’t even announce yet.

            • FaithlessMr

              Even so, why are you assuming this will be for the PS3 and not the Vita, exclusively? Or any other console out there for that matter. These things do not always follow a set pattern, FF was exclusive to Nintendo until the original Playstation come around.

              Unless Sony pulls out the greens and signs some checks, I think Atlus will choose to develop for whatever platform they believe to have the best chance at turning some profit in, and seeing how they recently mentioned how happy they were with the Golden sales…I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to go for the Vita.

              • KingOptimusOrigins111

                No, because Persona main numbered titles have always released on PlayStation console and then remade for PlayStation handheld. 

                Yes, Final Fantasy started on Nintendo then came to PlayStation but if you think about it the last time Nintendo has seen a home console FF game was 1994 its 2012 most of the Final Fantasy Fanbase is on PlayStation. Just look at FF XIII & FF XIII-2 they sold like way less on 360 and 3x better on PS3. I already know a year or 2 from now Nintendo is going to be supporting casual gaming on the Wii U and 3DS again just for those sales like they did with the Wii and DS.

                Anyway Persona 5 is likely to be a PS3 exclusive and re-release later on PS Vita or released on both PS3 & PS Vita at the same time to advantage of the cross platform. Just because you can’t respect my predictions on what I believe will happen by logic and history doesn’t mean you have sit up here and keep responding back and forth. 

                The only reason you keep responding is because you want it on PS3, Wii U, & 360 for everybody to enjoy when the Wii U is not even out which we don’t know if its even going to sale well when most people have PS3′s & 360′s and will look at the price being too high even for the holiday. 360 is dead in Japan so why would a main numbered Persona be on 360.

                • Locksus

                  The same reason why Catherine and Persona 4 Arena have released on the 360; To find new audience for the titles. 

                  • KingOptimusOrigins111

                    I said main number titles are on PlayStation. Not a arcade fighting game. We are not talking about Catherine. 

                    • Locksus

                      But these are games from Atlus, right? And P4A IS still a Persona game. It wouldn’t make any sense to release a spin-off on another platform and then only release the main numbered titles exclusively on a certain platform. 

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      Spin Offs don’t matter.

                    • Locksus

                      Explain, please. I’m having a hard time seeing how they’re any different.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      They are just side stories. Why the hell are you arguing with me I was trying to talk to faithless not you.

                    • Locksus

                      “They are just side stories” Is not a good explanation. But you knew that already, I think. 
                      And why are YOU taking this so seriously? Is this a matter of life and death for you? Whatever, act like a little child if you feel like it.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      Its a matter that I believe what started exclusive to a brand should stay exclusive to a brand & Whats announced exclusive for a brand should release exclusive for that brand.

                    • Locksus

                      That’s not exactly how I think about it but I respect your opinion in this case. If that was the case, even the Final Fantasy series would still be exclusive to Nintendo’s consoles. But you’re happy it’s found its way to the others, right? I just woke up but I’m fairly sure there are another series that have found their way to multiple consoles but sadly none comes to mind at this moment.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      Yeah, I see what your saying.

                    • Kazziyan

                      Persona 4 Arena is canon buddy.

                      And whether it is a spin-off or a new IP, I’m sorry but brand loyalty does not matter when 2 HD titles have been multiplatform.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      So a arcade fighting automatically to you means Persona 5 is going multiplat. WOW!!! -_-

                    • Kazziyan

                      That’s not what I’m saying here. I wanted to first point out that P4Arena is not a spin-off. Maybe in the sense that for this story they tried a different genre, but that’s a whole nother topic.

                      I’m trying to say since track record matters a lot in which direction a company is going, it shows that Persona 5 will likely be multiplatform. This isn’t fact- but there’s a lot of truth to it. Brand loyalty is not as significant imo to track record. And that is more prominent when it is secluded to which generation it is in. In this case, a Persona game has already been a multiplatform game. They have already started to reach out an exterior audience and I don’t think they did it just because it was a spin-off. 360 may be dead in Japan, but the Arena game over all has been extremely profitable for them. Then there’s Catherine which started their first foray into the HD and Multiplatform environment. That is why I think Persona 5 will be multiplatform.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      So what are you going say IF and only IF they announce it exclusive to the PlayStation Brand for PS3 or PS Vita. If it goes multiplat I will accept it going multiplat but I truly believe it will be exclusive to the PlayStation Brand.   

                    • Kazziyan

                      That’s fine then, I was wrong. But i’d be of course disappointed since that means my friend who’s a bigtime Persona fan would have to spend 250+ to play the next iteration. But that’s a personal thing. I’d be okay with it since I get to play it and if ATLUS feels that is profitable then it is, right?

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      And if it goes multiplat I will respect their choice.

                • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

                  I think you are kinda taking this a bit too seriously. All anyone who has responded to you is trying it point out, is that exclusives are kinda a dying breed these days.

                  Unless the exclusive is being developed by a first party studio, or being developed for one hardware (Like portable games tend to be), chances are high that it will become a Multi-Platform title.

                  Sure, In Japan or other places outside of the west, things are a bit different. The thing is, games tend to go multi-platform when they come to the west. This has become the norm this generation. I accepted this a long time ago, I learned to not let it bother me.

                  If you acknowledge that much, I think it’s easy to see why others are skeptical, and are simply questioning what you said above was “logic.” I think you made it more clear in the following responses, that all of this was just your opinion. I’m not sure if it’s intended, but sometimes you post comments that suggest your opinion is fact, and that if someone else doesn’t quite agree, they are simply wrong. Like I said, you might not realize that, but that’s how many comments you make here read to others. So, yeah, if people respond to something like that with a bit of sarcasm, can you blame them? 

                  —–

                  For the record, you are probably correct. The thing is, I see no harm in discussing the scenario of the game going multi-platform. What’s the harm in that?

                  As for fanboy stuff or whatever, you know that we frown upon those types of comments here on Gematsu. We have always considered comments like that to be very immature.

                  I do my best to come in and moderate or remove comments like that, but only when I have no other choice. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I don’t enjoy coming into an article and editing a ton of comments, or posting warning or whatever. I like to see users work things out when possible. (In an adult manner.)

                  Things have improved recently in my opinion, and you don’t see the Mod’s intervening much because of this. We did miss some trollish comments in that one Monster Hunter article, but I acted once I was made aware of it.

                  All I’m saying is, just because someone doesn’t agree, that doesn’t mean they become the enemy or something like that.

                  Why do trolls or whatever you want to call them respond to posts you make? This is just an observation from reading the comments, but I think what happened here (Quick to get riled up) is a good example. Trolls or someone who is trolling – they want to get you upset or angry, and when you respond that way they succeed. The best thing you can do is to not take the comment seriously, and just flag it. (The old saying is – Don’t feed the trolls.)

                  Like I said above, I don’t think anyone here was trying to pick a fight or anything like that with you, they simply wanted to discuss the possibility of P5 going multi-platform.

                  You don’t have to agree with my post, this is just my opinion on the discussion here. I’m a Sony fan myself, I’ve expressed this multiple times. I game mostly on the PS3, and have been a Playstation gamer for years.

                  With that said, I also own the other consoles, and I game on them and my PC. I still prefer the PS3 with my DS3 for gaming, but I don’t mind stepping outside of that comfort zone. I remember when I was much younger, I would argue with other kids at school about which console was better, the PS1 or the N64.

                  The funny thing is, when I stopped to really think about it, those arguments were just silly. I was just taking all of it way too serious, making it way too personal. I don’t think the other kids really even cared that much, and some of them just liked to see me get upset. Yes, these are pretty much examples of real life trolls.

                  I’ve learned to approach a conversation or discussion with a very open mind. If someone seems to be just trolling or whatever, ignore them or stop, doing so is simply removing them from the equation from the start.

                  This is nothing more than friendly advice. I hope it helps.

                  • KingOptimusOrigins111

                    If you can’t respect my opinion than that is not fair. I don’t understand why when I say Persona 5 is most likely going to be a PS3 exclusive I have about 5 – 7 people attacking me but yet when other people put their opinions in the comment section, like if someone says Persona 5 is going to be multiplat you guys say nothing to them about the possibilities of it being exclusive to PlayStation since all the main numbered story Persona’s are exclusive to PlayStation (not counting the arcade fighting game). I understand the Persona 5 might go multiplat but I don’t believe it will happen. Like I said its a comment section I can post whatever opinion I want and yall just going to have to deal with it.

                    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

                      How was I not respecting your opinion with my post? Who in the world is attacking you?

                      I feel like you are trying to read between the lines here, to make something out of nothing. Just because someone doesn’t agree, or share the same views as you, doesn’t mean they are attacking you.

                      If someone thinks a game is going to go multi-platform, they have the right to express that opinion. If you don’t agree, feel free to respond to them with why.

                      When people don’t agree with you, stop taking it so personal. That was my point.

                    • KingOptimusOrigins111

                      No, I will take it personal because for the past few weeks every time I post a comment people keep responding to me and want to turn it into a argument and no I will not ignore them because I comment first and they replied and I’m going to reply back but you know what I’m done with talking on this article and trying to prove my point. I believe Persona 5 will come to the PlayStation Brand exclusively by my opinion and that’s that. If it goes multiplat I will except their choice.

                    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

                      I said to ignore trolls, not everyone.

                      My post was supposed to give you an outside look at things, which can be pretty helpful in discussions imo.

                      I said this before, I’ll say it again as clearly as possible. 

                      No one is arguing with you, they might disagree with something you post, but that doesn’t mean someone is arguing. Especially when it comes down to a hypothetical discussion like this one. No one has the sure thing answer here, because that information has not been officially announced.

                      People are discussing the topic, trying to share opinions, but you are getting upset and offended for no reason at all, taking things way too far.

                      You seem to believe that Gematsu is full of people who are against you or something, that everyone is a fanboy to this or that, and that you are fighting some imaginary bs war or something against them.

                      This is exactly how your posts tend to read, I was trying to make this clear with my previous posts. You responded by placing me in this group of imaginary enemies you have on this website or whatever.

                      I tried to tell you kindly that you tend to post things like whatever you say is fact, or whatever you say is the law, it gives others the impression that you have an holier than thou attitude, or in other words, that you seem to think you are hot stuff.

                      And like I said above, this is why people respond to you with sarcasm  and this is also why some people like to post troll responses to comments you make. Also, for the record, we ban or remove those posts when we see them. (This is something Faithless and I have stressed over and over again.)

                      You know why I sound annoyed with all of this? This is so not the first time I’ve tried to explain this to you, this is not the first time this has happened, it just starts to get old.

                      News flash – There is no war against you on gematsu. Stop making this up, and please stop believing it to be true. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

                      No one has any real issue with you besides this, for the most part, people agree with your opinions if you haven’t noticed, I even said I mostly agree with you on this topic above.

                      It’s the way you go about presenting that opinion, that is what causes the problems for you. The point of my post above, and some of the ones I’ve made before, was to explain this to you.

                      I’m really spelling it out here, if you still don’t understand… I’m not sure anything is ever going to change for you here. You are in control of this, not me, not the other moderators, not Sal, you control what you type.

                      Don’t believe me? Think I’m wrong here? Well, all of this is my opinion, but it’s based on reading basically every single post you make on gematsu. I’m trying to help you here, trying to make posting comments more enjoyable for you.

                      I’m sure you don’t want my help, but please drop this imaginary me against the world junk. It’s incredibly childish, and people are tired of it.

                • FaithlessMr

                   I don’t want the game on any console. To be honest, I really haven’t even give that much thought. I want to play the game that’s for sure, and as such I’d love if this game was released in any of the consoles I currently own/will own soon, like the Ps3, the 3DS and the Vita (I’m ruling out the PS2 and PSP for obvious reasons, lol).

                  I was just wondering how you were so certain this would be released on the PS3, as an exclusive. You posted your reasons, and even though I do not agree with them, I respect them. I don’t think any of us was disrespectful to you in the process now. And if I was, I apologize for that, as it was not intentional.

                  • KingOptimusOrigins111

                    Because Revelations: Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, & Persona 2: Eternal Punishment was released on PlayStation 1. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, & Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 released on PlayStation 2.

                    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin, &Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Eternal Punishment was release for PSP.

                    Persona 4 Golden is releasing next month on PS Vita. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES has already released on the PSN for PS2 classics.

                    I think its pretty obvious that Persona 5 is PS3 bound or PS Vita bound or maybe even both to use the cross platform capabilities. In my opinion I don’t see Persona 5 being on the Xbox 360 since its mostly for shooters and Nintendo has never seen a Persona game.

  • chinglee

    DP…in the PS3. I am so getting this!

    I hope by “HD graphics” they don’t mean giving the game an overhaul since the graphics themselves were part of the charm of the game. I hope they do not touch the animation either. Those were hilarious.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Sweet. I keep hearing good things about this game, so it’s nice to see this finally materialize.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2JCXKQVFQW2JRYSNKRMDML7PGM TerU_Camui

    Best Horror game of this gen gets x2 better!

    WANT NOW.

    • Kobracon

      Not saying its a bad game, in fact, its great, quirky and fun. But definitely not the best horror game. You can get an infinite ammo SMG very early in the game that sucks any sense of horror straight from the game XD

  • PrinceHeir

    freaking excited for this :D

    does it include a JPN release??

    since Deadly Premonition got a multiplatform release(as well as Mass Effect 1) despite already 3 years old.

    can we get No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise 2 for PS3 with the same content as the first one!

    i say bring the same exact features from Paradise 1. very sweet mode(Alice and Margaret bikini mode FTW), dual audio with subs(ENG/JPN), gallery mode(all the cutscenes goes here), faster loading times, trophy support and Move support.

    Other new features i want is a new difficulty mode(extreme bitter?), add the wrestling moves from the first game, more clothes and costume, bring back dark sith mode, a more extensive Bizarre 5 Jelly mode(ex add leaderboards and more stages), add new bosses for Deatmatch(in the US paradise 1, you can fight NMH2 bosses which doesn’t make any sense. so maybe add darkstar as a new boss )exclusive story mode for Henry and Shinobi.

    they can make henry’s story on how the last battle with travis ended(could end up travis as a boss fight) leading up to his defeat with that big robot guy.
    as for shinobi, they could add a story on how she became the #1 assassin in
    japan.

    as for Limited Edition goodies, just add No More Heroes 2 Erotica Comic, No More Heroes 1.5(in HD), and an awesome art box(like NMH Paradise)

    oh and Onechanbara Kagura too!!!

    i want to play that game along with Lollipop Chainsaw :P

  • Kobracon

    Who here watched Giant Bomb’s entire playthrough of this game? *raises hand*

    That was such a fun ride. And had quite the twist.

    Can’t wait to try this game for myself. I’m sure it’ll be fun. *Puts fingers to temple of the head* Isn’t that right, Zack?