Deadly Premonition is the quintessential definition of a cult classic. Flying under the radar with intially middle-of-the-road reviews and low marketing, those that played the game fell in love with its campy horror style and charm. Copies of the game started flying off of shelves both new and used, and now it holds a special spot in the hearts of gamers all over. Now both PSN and PC gamers will get their chance to try the updated version with Rising Star Games’ release of Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut. And just in case you’re one of those people who already picked up the title and are looking for the perfect way to make sure you enjoy every minute of it, you can grab the Deadly Premonition Visual Companion app for iPad.
The Steam-based release of Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut brings the title to PC for the first time, letting players take Detective Francis York Morgan through a mysterious town as he investigates the brutal murder of a young woman. The PC release of the Director’s Cut includes additional features and content previously unavailable in the PS3 release, making it a good choice for newcomers to the game.
To go along with the Director’s Cut there’s the Visual Companion; the 352-page guide is like a strategy guide on steroids: not only do you get maps, character bios, and detailed information about how to 100% complete the game, but you also get an image gallery with high-res art, special puzzles and games to play within the guide, and a developer’s notebook that provides insight on the game’s creation and storyboards. Now, of course, the book contains spoilers about Deadly Premonition, but fans of horror gaming who never experienced the game’s world can jump in and enjoy the content the guide offers.
The Deadly Premonition Visual Companion is on sale on the iTunes bookstore for $9.99. The PC version of Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut is on sale on Steam for $22.49. Keep an eye out on GotGame for some impressions on the Visual Companion coming soon.