A follow up to 2010 hint teased at this year’s GDC: Dead Premonition 2 – to be released in 2013?
Deadly Premonition executive producer teases follow up to, and enhanced version of, Deadly Premonition
Deadly Premonition was a cult hit in 2010, but news on a sequel has been scarce … until now. At this year’s GDC, the game’s executive producer has teased that there could be two new titles in the series.
Even though Premonition was developed at a different company – Access Games – to where he is now, Toybox, Yasuhiro Wada had this to say on the game: “We weren’t able to release the full experience,” due to challenges during development, which resulted in no release on the PS3 in the western world.
However, Wada admitted that the game had a developed a “cult following” and said he hopes that this will change so the game can have a broader appeal. He hinted at an enhanced version of the game, and one that would come to the PS3: “We’re working on a PS3 release … hopefully we’ll be able to show you something at E3.”
Wada also hinted, without saying directly, that there could be a follow up to Deadly Premonition if not a direct sequel. He said that Toybox is working on a new title, and said that he hopes there will be more news at E3.
The original Deadly Premonition was released in 2010 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A survival horror game, the title broke away from the norm by introducing open-world gameplay and comedy horror to the genre. All of the characters in the game world have their own schedule.
Despite becoming a cult hit, the game received mixed reviews when released. On its week of release the game led sales on Amazon, taking over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Criticism was directed at the game’s controls, sounds effects and visual quality. IGN gave the game a 2/10, calling it “Awful in nearly every way.” Perhaps adding to the comedy horror aspect, Eurogamer said that the game’s soundtrack was confusing and even played jazz during serious scenes.
However, the story and characters received praise from critics. GameSpot said the game’s unpredictable story was its best asset, while Destructoid described the title as a “beautiful trainwreck.”