Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut will be released in Europe and North America early next year, according to a press release from the publisher, Rising Star Games.
Confirmed earlier this year, Rising Star Games have announced that the remastering of last year’s cult hit, Deadly Premonition will be launching on the PlayStation 3 in the west during Q1 2013 — from January through to March.
Originally released on Xbox 360 last year, with a PlayStation 3 release exclusive to Japan, western PS3 users will finally be able to get their hands on this game. The new release will feature high-definition graphics, better controls, a new scenario and downloadable content designed to explore the story deeper. The new scenario will be handled by the Director of the title, Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, although his exact position is not absolutely clear. Also confirmed is PlayStation Move support.
“”Love it or hate it, Deadly Premonition has been a phenomenon; ‘cult’ does not begin to do its success justice,” said the president of Rising Star games, Martin Defries. “With the enhancements Swery and his team are making to this new PS3™ version, I am delighted to confirm Rising Star Games’ involvement with this fantastic game that should engage fans new and old alike.”
“I’m very happy Rising Star Games gave me the chance to work on Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut,” said Swery. “”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.”
Edit: Removed references to the title coming out during Winter, as it could also land early Spring. Also forgot to include the Move Support detail, so that has been added now.