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  • Blog Post: This Book Might Help You Make Sense Of Deadly Premonition

    If you own an iPad and love the insanity of Deadly Premonition, October will be a good month for you. Rising Star Games is developing The Official Visual Companion for Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut. Across 352 pages, the book includes notes from Swery 65's developer notebook, image galleries... More
  • Blog Post: Enhanced PS3 Version Of Deadly Premonition In The Works

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Now Owns Controlling Stake In Deadly Premonition, El Shaddai Publisher

    Despite a steadily decreasing line-up of games, studio closures, and generally getting smaller, Ignition Entertainment built up a name for itself and a niche following over the past few years with strange, instant cult classic releases such as Deadly Premonition and El Shaddai. Now this bizarre game... More
  • Blog Post: Quarrel Is Secret Best Word Game, Coming To XBLA Soon, PSN Eventually

    Whether we're talking Scrabble, Boggle, or Hanging With Friends, I have an unhealthy (if happy) obsession with word games. Perhaps it's just the writer in me, but I can't get enough of games that involve playing with letters to create high point-scoring words. This year at E3, I discovered... More
  • Blog Post: Deadly Premonition Prequel, Sequel, And More From Swery Planned

    Ever since Deadly Premonition came into my life last year as a deeply flawed yet utterly lovable mess of a game, I've been eager to see what's next from Access Games director Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as Swery. Unsurprisingly, he has some very ambitious plans. Speaking to Metro last week... More
  • Blog Post: Kick And Punch Your Brains Out With Kung Fu High Impact

    Ignition Games has announced that it's bringing Virtual Air Guitar Company's upcoming Kinect game Kung Fu High Impact to North America this November. The game lets players insert themselves into a side-scrolling action game, where their punches and kicks are translated into on-screen attacks... More
  • Blog Post: Retailers Listing New August Release Date For El Shaddai

    Originally set to release later this month , it now seems that El Shaddai may be arriving a bit later than scheduled. The quirky Ignition title is now listed by both Gamestop and Amazon as arriving on August 16th. Not an official delay yet, but we'll update if Ignition speaks on the matter. More
  • Blog Post: Deadly Premonition Is On Demand In Europe

    European gamers who haven't checked out the charmingly flawed Deadly Premonition will soon have a chance to pick it up on Xbox Live's Games on Demand service. Will the game get a similar treatment in North America? Starting on July 5, the survival horror cult classic from Access Games (and director... More
  • Blog Post: Ignition's On-Again, Off-Again Action Game Wardevil Canceled Once More

    Now that Duke Nukem Forever is out, Wardevil is arguably one of the longest-in-development games that may never see the light of day. Announced way back in 2004, before this generation of consoles even started, this action game from Ignition boasted the (at the time totally awe-inspiring) claim of being... More
  • Blog Post: New Game From Deadly Premonition Team In The Works

    If you enjoyed Deadly Premonition, you aren't alone . Now, the mind behind the cult hit has announced that he and his team at Access Games have started on a new project. Deadly Premonition's director, Swery, revealed on the site Cafe Swery65 (as translated by Destructoid ): "It’s high... More
  • Blog Post: Ignition Readying NGP Game For E3?

    Ignition Entertainment (El Shaddai, Deadly Premonition) has registered the domain name for a game called Collapse and a rep has hinted on a recent podcast that the company will debut an NGP title at E3. Twitter "information sleuth" Supererogatory discovered that Ignition registered a domain... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A Bunch Of People Join Me In Gushing About Deadly Premonition

    A couple of months ago I was asked to create a short video expressing some of my reasons for loving Deadly Premonition, a flawed but endearing survival horror game that ended up being one of my favorites last year. That video was spliced together with similar clips from others in the industry to create... More
  • Blog Post: Ignition Consolidates Teams Under One Roof

    Things just got cozier for Ignition; the publisher of Deadly Premonition, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and the upcoming El Shaddai has announced that it's consolidating its branches into a single location. What does that mean for the company's current projects? Not much. In a press release Ignition... More
  • Blog Post: Hothead Unleashes Swarm Gameplay Trailer

    Ignition Entertainment and DeathSpank developer Hothead Games have unleashed the first gameplay trailer of their upcoming action platformer Swarm (due out next year). In Swarm you'll guide a group of Swarmites through "gauntlets of death and destruction" in search of DNA. In this Swarm... More
  • Blog Post: Ignition Entertainment Undergoing A Makeover

    Rebranding under parent company UTV Group, Ignition Entertainment (Deadly Premonition) will henceforth be known as UTV Ignition Entertainment. With this shift also comes an increased focus on development for online platforms, according to Gamasutra . The online push will entail marketing and developing... More
  • Blog Post: El Shaddai Trailers Show Off Stunning Visuals

    Ignition's upcoming title, El Shaddai: Ascention of the Metatron, has a very confusing story. There's a famous blonde guy named Enoch who goes by 72 different names. His journey takes him through an epic war between heaven and hell. On the way, he encounters an archangel named Lucifel, who is... More
  • Blog Post: El Shaddai Is A Visual Gift From Heaven

    Of all the games I saw at E3 this year, El Shaddai was the one that I knew the least about going in and walked away from most excited to see more. This gorgeous third-person action game puts you into the blue jeans of Enoch, a human called on by God to hunt down fallen angels with the help of God's... More
  • Blog Post: Braid Finally Coming To Japan

    North American gamers have been enjoying Braid since it hit XBLA two years ago and arrived on PC, Mac, and PlayStation Network last year. If you live in Japan, though, you haven't yet had the chance to experience this brain-bending puzzle-platformer. Lucky for Japanese gamers, that will change this... More
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