Originally released only in Japan, the PS3 version of the cult survival horror Deadly Premonition will eventually come to the West in some sort of an “enhanced version”, featuring technical improvements, new content and PlayStation Move support.
At the end of his GDC 2012 postmortem speech about the series he created (Harvest Moon), former Marvelous Entertainment and Grasshopper Manufacture employee Yasuhiro Wada (now president and founder of Toybox) revealed that he is working with Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka “Swery65” Suehiro on an updated version of the game.
Further investigation by Joytiq revealed that the new version will also feature PlayStation Move support.
The original Deadly Premonition (aka Red Seeds Profile in Japan) was released on both PS3 and Xbox 360 two years ago, the latter version being the only one who enjoyed a western release courtesy of Ignition Entertainment and Rising Star Games for the USA and the European markets respectively.
Despite the mixed critical reception (or perhaps because of that…), Deadly Premonition eventually managed to build a cult following, mainly due to its Twin Peaks-like bizarre world, unusual story and characters. The main criticism was directed at its low production values and dated controls, which are aspects the new PS3 version is apparently supposed to address.
We don’t have a release date yet, but Wada hopes to share more during next E3.