The lights are on
Fans of the bizarre, sometimes-awful, always-lovable Deadly Premonition: Rejoice! News is coming out of the Game Developers Conference that an updated version of the cult classic is being worked on for the PlayStation 3.
Joystiq reports that Toybox, a tiny new studio headed up by ex-Marvelous CEO Yasuhiro Wada, is working with Deadly Premonition mastermind Swery on a "remastered" version of the game. The new version of the game will be on PS3 (the orignal was Xbox 360-only in North America) and will include "new scenarios" and PlayStation Move support.
I'm less than sold on implementing motion controls in a game with already questionable gameplay, but new story segments guarantee that I'll be checking this out. Wada and Swery will apparently be showing off the revamped Deadly Premonition at this year's E3.
Gamasutra notes that Wada also hinted at another possible project that "would follow in the footsteps of Deadly Premonition." Here's hoping that a sequel or spiritual successor is in the planning stages.
Awesome! I can't wait to see what all the fuss is about :)
I have never played this, but I've heard comparisons to Twin Peaks so I'll probably be checking it out.
This is amazing. Can't wait to support them. :)
I might have to give this a chance after hearing the mixed praise and criticism from the GI staff over the last year or two. It apparently won't be out until this summer or later, so there's plenty of time to decide.
Hells yeah! Now I don't have to buy a 360 or play a korean game. Life's good.
Ok. I have to get a PS3.
I've watched a couple of LP's on this and have always wanted to experience it firsthand. Now I can! This just made my day. I'll go celebrate with a cup of coffee.
hope they have been listening to the fans.
Me likey. Played the 360 version last year, controls were left to be desired, but the story was good, had its (what the hell?) moments. Looks like I might have to pick this one up if they fix what needs to be fixed.
This is great! I've always wanted to play this game but never could because I don't have a 360. ^_^
How frankly exciting.
YES!I kept telling my friends to get this for their 360 but they wouldn't listen to me. Looks like I can just play it without them!
Sweet! I just got it on 360 not long ago and its weirdly awesome.