Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro, creator of the delightfully bizarre Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, has teased his next game: The Missing.
'Do you feel it, Zach?'
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Cult classic murder mystery Deadly Premonition is now backwards-compatible on Xbox One.
Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's new game The Good Life - a papercraft open-world murder mystery in a rural English town, oh and where you turn into a cat or dog at night - will fail as a campaign on crowdfunding platform Fig. He seeks $1.5m but has raised only a third of it, and his time runs out today.
Deadly Premonition is so very, uniquely weird that it's hard to imagine it translating well to a board game. Like Twin Peaks, its atmosphere is too specific and too bizarre, surely, to be supported by a tabletop game (a Twin Peaks board game really was produced in the 90s, in fact - I have it on good authority from Donlan that it's utter trash).
It doesn't look like a sequel to Deadly Premonition will happen any time soon - but there's life in the series yet.
What will maverick designer Swery, real name Hidetaka Suehiro, make next? How will he follow the Twin Peaksy eccentricity of Deadly Premonition, or the dizzyingly off centre D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die? More to the point: is he okay?
The nice thing about filming a different video game recipe each week is that we're never short of suggestions from our viewers. Having made eight different video game dishes now you'd think we'd be running out of ideas, but the recipes just keep coming in (I promise I'll cook something from Skyrim eventually).
Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die director Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro has left Access Games, the studio he co-founded in 2002.
Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die director Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro has the most amazingly bombastic back tattoo I have ever seen.
Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro, the brain behind bizarre survival horror Deadly Premonition, has announced a temporary break from games development.
The Humble Bundle has kicked off its Spring Sale with huge discounts on numerous games between now and 22nd May at 6pm UK time.
Do you like quirky things? Do you like saving money? Good news! To celebrate 10 years of bringing weird and wonderful Japanese games to a wider audience, publisher Rising Star has announced an anniversary sale over on the PlayStation Store.
UPDATE 3: Deadly Premonition PC's publisher Rising Star Games has announced that its new 1.01 patch is out, which should fix a host of errors. Unfortunately, it still doesn't address the 720p locked resolution, but modder Durante has issued a fix for that - even if it's still in alpha and a bit buggy.
Quirky horror title Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut arrives for PC on 31st October, the game's Steam listing has revealed.
The latest batch of accepted titles on Steam Greenlight has been announced with a whopping 14 games and a couple of non-game pieces of software to boot.
The Director's Cut version of cult horror adventure Deadly Premonition is now available to vote for on Steam Greenlight, publisher Rising Star Games has announced.
If there were such a thing as video game outsider art, Deadly Premonition would be it. Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro's 2010 horror mystery is naïve, ugly, overreaching and often tedious to play. Its weird blend of detective thriller, open-world adventure, survival horror and surreal art piece often seems to have been beyond the means, not to say talent, of its creators to achieve. But there's an endearing artlessness to its pursuit of this impossible dream. It's an authentic and unselfconscious game, and the laughs, pathos and charm it possesses are real.
Small wonder that it's become a cult release, one of few games to attain the "so bad it's good" cachet movie buffs use to excuse their indulgence in the trashy work Troma or The Asylum. That's not fair, through, because the bad parts of Deadly Premonition are just bad, while the good parts deserve to be enjoyed without irony. The game's cult status has won it this "Director's Cut" reissue, which also brings it to PlayStation 3 for the first time outside of Japan. The improvements made are mild and the additions minor; perhaps that's for the best. If Deadly Premonition had been made to resemble a competent modern video game too closely, it wouldn't be Deadly Premonition any more.
The game is essentially a crude cut-and-shut of David Lynch's seminal 1990 TV series Twin Peaks with a survival horror game in the Silent Hill mould. Francis "York" Morgan is an enigmatic, buttoned-down FBI agent who loves coffee, summoned to a fading Washington state logging town to investigate the murder of a young woman. There's a missing locket. There are surreal dream sequences. There's a mad old lady who carries an inanimate object everywhere and claims it tells her things (a pot, not a log). There's red velvet everywhere, and stuffed stag heads, and torch singing, and hints of an occult secret at the heart of this remote small-town community.
Suspense horror action game hybrid Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut hits PlayStation 3 on 26th April 2013, Rising Star Games has announced.
Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro is a stranger in a strange land. Back home, he's the designer and co-writer of a string of quietly successful if anonymous PSP titles at Access Games, a mid-tier developer based in Osaka. Here, though, he's something else - a cult hero, and one of the few singular voices working in the industry. In a tour that's taken him from the sprawl of Los Angeles to Hitchin, the small English market town where we meet on a Saturday afternoon muted by snowfall, he's adored and revered. And it's all thanks to one very odd game.
Despite becoming a cult favourite, Swery 65's madcap open world detective romp Deadly Premonition was never a financial success, according to its creator.
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut has been officially dated for 19th April in Europe via publisher Rising Star. It was previously expected to come out a week later, and will contain improved graphics and control, an additional scenario as part of the main quest, and DLC such as new outfits, cars and a house.
Update: Rising Star issued the following update regarding the releases date:
"We are looking at last week in April for North America with the probability of Europe a week before!"
"I would still need to get confirmation on Europe…but we are set in the US for end of April."
The PS3 exclusive Director's Cut of cult-classic surreal police procedural/survival horror game Deadly Premonition is set for a March release, publisher Rising Star has confirmed to Eurogamer.
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut supports the PlayStation Move controller, director Swery has revealed.
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut launches exclusively for PlayStation 3 early next year, Rising Star Games has announced.
That's Q1 2013 for the US and Europe.
The Director's Cut of Japanese designer Hidetaka 'Swery' Suehiro's love it or hate it thriller features new content and updated controls.