Consider this a particularly ghoulish public service announcement. Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is due to hit PC digital distribution today.
It may also be available elsewhere, but I know that videogaming’s answer to “what happens if you crossed Twin Peaks and Crossroads” will be available on both GOG and Steam at some point today. I’m told that it’ll be priced at $22.99 for its first week on GOG, while Steam – which claims it’ll be available in five hours – are pricing it at £17.99, which is 10% off.
Deadly Premonition was a very, very weird and very, very enjoyable survival horror thing in which FBI agent Francis York Morgan visits the sleepy town of Greenvale to investigate some horrible – and potentially supernatural – serial killings. While talking to an imaginary friend called Zach. And seeing signs in his morning coffee. And discussing the sadomasochistic nature of Tom and Jerry’s relationship. I have made none of this up. The actual gameplay was a bit toss, but the atmosphere, bizarre dialogue, plot, characters, and general gameplay was utterly wonderful.
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut aims to fix some of this with better graphics, better controls (so that the combat is less rubbish), additional content to expand the mystery, and “a surprising new scenario.” Not long now until we find out whether or not it was worth it.