April 26th... In The Coffee?!
Rising Star Games have announced that the Deadly Premonition: The Directors Cut will arrive in Europe on April 26th, bringing the divisive cult classic to the PS3. This new version packs major refinements, enhancements and new content, which should help smooth out some of the rough edges surrounding one of the best stories ever told by a videogame.
A few pre-order items are floating around if you go through GAME or Amazon (note that I'm loathe to publicise pre-orders after Colonial Marines and SimCity burned us), but you'll also get 30 days of free PS Plus subscription with every new copy in the first print run.
I hailed Deadly Premonition as simultaneously one of the best and worst games I've ever played. The exceptional storyline, atmosphere and characterisation was enough for me to recommend it to anyone within earshot, but primitive gameplay put off many players before they had a chance to experience it properly. Make sure to at least rent this one, PS3 owners.
New Features for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut:
- New Scenario – Surprising new scenario from the game’s director, Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro that will please new and hardcore fans
- HD graphics – Complete graphic overhaul with new HD textures
- Improved Controls - Reworked control system and a customisable layout allow for an even better combat experience
- Downloadable content - Expand the mystery beyond the original game and let Agent York (and Zach) live it up in Greenvale