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Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut has been Greenlit

Director Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro’s Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut has been Greenlit. Publisher Rising Star Games said, “Six days. SIX DAYS. No, we can’t quite believe it either. And yet here we are, six days after the launch of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, with the game already through Greenlight. To say we’re floored is an understatement – it’s all thanks to you guys, your support and your passion for the game.”

Alden Kroll of Valve confirmed sixteen new titles had been Greenlit in an official statement :

We’ve just Greenlit another fourteen games and two software titles, bringing the total number of Greenlit titles to 127.

These titles were selected on the same criteria we have been using in the past: Votes in Greenlight give us a hugely valuable point of data in gauging community interest along with external factors such as press reviews, crowd-funding successes, performance on other similar platforms, and awards and contests to help form a more complete picture of community interest in each title.

Deadly Premonition is an oddball adventure co-written by Hidetaka Suehiro and Kenji Goda. It tells the story of detective Agent York who travels to the small town of Greenvale in his continuing pursuit of the ‘Red Seed’ killer. With a dry sense of humour, surreal characters, and charm, Deadly Premonition has achieved a cult status despite of its technical shortcomings. As one of this generation’s best, it’s great to see this continue to reach a wider audience.

Whether the framerate issues with the PS3 version – which would appear to be the source of this PC port – will be resolved have not been confirmed. You can read Edward Love’s review of the Xbox 360 version here, or listen to us discuss it on episode 18 of the Thundercast.

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