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Platform PS3, Win Publisher Rising Star Games Developer Access Games Release Date 2013-04-30

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut review: bizarre noir

I spent most of my time in Greenvale traveling, meeting odd characters and finding clues Deadly Premonition is styled like a third-person shooter, but action is sparse. I spent most of my time in Greenvale's open-world environment traveling, meeting odd characters and finding clues that advanced the story. The developer is smart to focus on the living world it creates, and the first few hours I spent interacting with the odd characters deepened the mystery and established my ability to set the pace of advancement. Deadly Premonition's structure reserves shooting for linear dungeons placed at key narrative points. Aiming bolts York's feet to the floor, but enemies offer little challenge. The clumsy undead are more like speed bumps than threats. Despite its ease, these...

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Two GOG sales cut prices on Fez, The Banner Saga, Spelunky, more

GOG.com is offering two concurrent promotions with deep discounts on a variety of games from major publishers and indies such as Fez, Alan Wake and Spelunky, the digital distribution platform announced today. To mark St. Patrick's Day, the "Luck of the Irish" sale allows customers to put together their own five-game bundles from a selection of 25 titles that are discounted by as much as 90 percent. Any or all of the five choices in the bundle can be a "Pot of Gold," in which GOG will randomly select a game that isn't listed among the 25 options. The deals on that list include Mossmouth's Spelunky for $3 (regularly $14.99), Facepalm Games' The Swapper for $3 (reg. $14.99), Polytron's Fez for $2 (reg. $9.99) and Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake for $3 (reg. $29.99). At the same time,...

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Deadly Premonition PC version modded to add display options

The Windows PC version of Deadly Premonition doesn't live up to the visual potential of the platform — in its default state, it's locked at a resolution of 1280x720 — but a hastily developed mod is already available to fix that drawback. Developer and publisher Rising Star Games released Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut on PC yesterday with no options to tweak display settings or resolution, Steam users reported. Mod developer Peter Thoman, who is known by the moniker "Durante" online, quickly put together a mod for the game that allows players to change rendering and resolution settings. He posted a screenshot of the Director's Cut running at 2560x1600 (full image below) along with the "DPfix" mod, which can be downloaded here. "This is the 0.1 alpha release, so don't expect...

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Deadly Premonition pre-orders 10 percent off on Steam

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's open-world survival horror game, is available for pre-order on Steam for $22.49, a 10 percent discount off its $24.99 regular price. The game will launch for Windows PC through Valve's digital distribution service Nov. 1 in North America and Oct. 31 in Europe. The upcoming version made its way through Steam Greenlight earlier this year. For more on Deadly Premonition, be sure to check out our feature interview with Swery and our review of this year's PlayStation 3 version. You can also learn more from a recently released 350-page book detailing the game's development.

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Deadly Premonition iPad book out Oct. 15

Deadly Premonition publisher Rising Star Games is releasing tomorrow a 350 page iPad book detailing the making of the title, the company announced. Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Official Visual Companion will look into the development of the game under Swery65 and is said to include spoilers. The iPad title includes interactive features that hide hidden extras, excerpts from Swery65's notebook, three interactive maps, new sketches and concept art, as well as a soundboard featuring voices and songs from the game. Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut launches on Steam on Nov. 1.

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut coming to Steam on Halloween

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut will arrive on Steam for Windows PC Nov. 1 for North America and Oct. 31 for Europe, according to its Steam page. Publisher Rising Star Games announced Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut's addition to Steam Greenlight in July, saying "our vocal fans have been calling for a PC version of this game, so using Steam Greenlight gives those fans the chance to make a difference." The game past Valve's vetting process and was approved for sale on its distribution platform later that month, alongside Iron Galaxy Studios' fighting game, Divekick and Plastic Piranha's first-person shooter, Rekoil. Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut's Windows PC release features overhauled high definition graphics, a revamped control system and downloadable content....

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Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut digital book up for pre-order

Rising Star Games' digital book for Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut is now available for pre-order via the iTunes App Store. According to the retail listing, the 352-page book is "an extension of the Deadly Premonition universe" that includes interactive multimedia. Those who purchase the book will be able to check out creator Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro's notebook for more on how the game was made. The book will also include interactive maps, concept art and the game's soundtrack. The Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut digital book is expected to launch for iPad Oct. 14. Pre-orders are available for $9.99.

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Steam Greenlight grows by 16 with Divekick, Deadly Premonition

Steam Greenlight's catalog of games and software is now bigger by 16 titles — 14 games and two pieces of software, Valve announced today. The new games that have garnered enough community votes and made it through Valve's vetting process include Iron Galaxy Studios' offbeat fighting game, Divekick (screenshot above); Plastic Piranha's proudly basic first-person shooter, Rekoil; and Swery65's quirky adventure, Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. According to Valve, today's 16 additions to Steam Greenlight bring the total catalog up to 127 games and applications. You can check out the list of 16 new entrants below. Games A Hat in Time Among the Sleep Broforce Centration Chasm Darkwood Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Divekick Operation Black Mesa Project Awakened R...

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut heads to Steam Greenlight

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut could be coming to Steam following today's announcement from publisher Rising Star Games that the title is now available to vote for on Steam Greenlight. The Windows PC release includes additional features and content, ranging from enhanced HD graphics and a re-worked control system to a new scenario from game director Hidetaka 'Swery' Suehiro and downloadable content that expands on the story of the original game. Achievements and Steam Trading Cards will also be exclusive to the Steam version. "Steam's Greenlight process is a first for Rising Star Games and there is nothing better than the cult hit, Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, to make our mark on it," said COO of Rising Star Games Martin Defries in a prepared statement. "Rising Star...

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-04-30
    • Publisher Rising Star Games
    • Developer Access Games
    • Score 6.5
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-11-01
    • Publisher Rising Star Games
    • Developer Access Games
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