Since Deadly Premonition is a budget title it did not get a lot of merchandise or marketing. Below is what little I’ve found for the game in terms of advertisements or official merchandise. If anyone knows of anymore please shoot me an email!
Deadly Premonition (2010) Items
Unfortunately there wasn’t of merchandise or marketing since this was only a budget game. Considering how well it’s done here I say the word of mouth marketing was great for Deadly Premonition!
US Promo Poster and Postcard
A US Deadly Premonition retail poster with the cover art and US released date! I believe this is the poster that was mentioned as a prize in Destructoid’s FK in the Coffee Contest.
This promo poster (and a postcard) was also given away with game pre-orders from video game store (now defunct) Game Crazy. Thanks Logan Myers!
Postcard picture provided by Logan Myers.
Japanese Retail Poster
I haven’t been able to find a lot relating to Red Seeds profile outside of the games themselves in Japan, which is surprising since it is a Japanese game! I would have thought since it retailed near $80 there would have been more marketing.
The only thing I’ve found is a simple retail poster containing screen shots of the game, price, release date and story information.
Game Developer Magazine
Vol 17 No 08 August 2010
After the game reached cult status in the US Game Developer Magazine published a Deadly Premonition Post Mortem by SWERY and the Access Games Staff in August 2010! It’s a great read for any Deadly Premonition fan!
Access Games’ Deadly Premonition had a long and difficult development period that was beset by technical problems. The game was dragged from the precipice of cancellation several times and ultimately persevered to become an underground hit. In this candid postmortem, the staff of Access Games describes how a passionate commitment to their game saw them through the production’s highs and many lows.
Following the magazine’s closure in July 2013, GDC Vault compiled an archive and made all past issues freely available for all to enjoy. You can download the entire August 2010 issue there!
You can also read the entire Deadly Premonition Post Mortem article on the site HERE.
European Press Promo
To gear up for the European release Rising Star Games sent the gaming press some Greenvale Gherkins along with a copy of the game to review! I thought it was a pretty pretty sweet promotional gift and what makes Greenvale Gherkins special is rather…interesting.
A big thanks to Edward Duff for scanning the special FBI letter that came with the Gherkins and Planet Redwood for the photos!
You can read the jar’s label below:
Greenvale Quality Gherkins
Admist the backdrop of soaring mountains which go on for miles, you will find the best produce grown this side of the Atlantic.
Greenvale is regarded as the most fertile landscape in the USA. Soil rich in minerals which produce such a great distinctive taste.
The secret comes from the vast amount of sunlight; sunlight caressing the dead bodies decomposing in the nearby spring. The rotting carcases come in a variety of flavours from Redneck Chewing Tobacco Spit to Boarder Crossing Latino Jalapeno. The pickle is also good for warding off evil. All bodies are dumped courtesy of the mysterious and mythical Raincoat Killer.
All of our products have the Greenvale Quality stamp of approval. If not, there will be a hint of the person in charge floating in your next purchase. FK
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (2013) Items
Since Deadly Premonition’s cult status was firmly established in 2013 there was an increase in marketing
and merchandise made available to advertise and promote its re-release.
European Press Promo
Rising Star Games sent small jars of “Greenvale’s Best Instant” Esspresso with review copies of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. So cute I wish I could have nabbed one!
European Promo Poster
A European Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut pre-order poster that show’s the Raincoat Killer and some of the available DLC!
Rising Star Games answered my prayers and release some official merchandise for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut with the release of the digital Visual Companion in 2013 followed by some physical merch with the grand opening of their online shop in October 2014!
The Official Visual Companion
Format: Digital Released: 10/15/2013 Price: $10 on iTunes
Rising Star Games is released a digital visual companion on iPad for Deadly Premonition chalk full of never before seen content revealing all of Greenvale’s hidden secrets (featuring some work by yours truly!)
Over 100 interactive elements and loads of hidden secrets
Read Swery 65’s developer notebook and gain access to behind the scenes notes, storyboards and secrets that let users learn how the game was created
Three interactive ‘drag & zoom’ maps showing everything in the game (They used the my map!)
262 Gallery Images featuring never-before-seen concept sketches and high-resolution art
Play with the ‘Listen Here Zach’ soundboard, and listen to the game’s soundtrack
Play for hours with new puzzles, games, and the brilliant crime scene creator widget And much more!
DP: The Director’s Cut – Digital OST
Released: 10/29/2013 Price: $9.99 on Steam (Requires purchase of Director’s Cut to play)
25 Tracks/ 1:01:17
When the Director’s Cut was ported to PC a 25-track digital soundtrack was released as a DLC on Steam
2. Raincoat Killer
3. Thomas Maclaine
4. George Woodman
5. Forrest Kaysen
6. Big Red Kaysen
8. Greenvale (with vocals)
9. FBI Special Agent
10. York and Zach
12. The Woods and The Goddess
13. The Woods and The Goddess (Special Version)
14. Miss Stiletto Heels (Full Version)
15. Miss Stiletto Heels (A Capella Version)
16. Miss Stiletto Heels (Piano Solo)
17. Miss Stiletto Heels (Gramophone Version)
18. Red Tree
19. Red Tree (Ambient Version)
21. Comic Relief
22. Life Is Beautiful
24. After The Rain
25. Amazing Grace (with vocals)
(Available with a significant mark-up from third party sellers like Amazon and Ebay)
NIS America released a limited collector’s edition of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for Playstation 3 in 2015. This Classified Edition contains several cool DP items including a 30+ page art book (with my Greenvale map and character bios!), a physical copy of the digital soundtrack released in 2014, and a custom 54-card Bicycle brand card deck.
No matter what the game, playing cards don’t come much deadlier than this! This special edition Deadly Premonition-themed deck offers amazing art of your favourite characters from the Swery classic. Only 200 decks available outside of the now sold out Deadly Premonition: Classified Edition!
Artwork by James Marosi.
Contests and Prizes
Rising Star Games Fan Art Contest (April 1 – 15, 2013)
Leading up to the Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut release the publisher, Rising Star Games, held a DeviantArt fanart contest!
Fans were asked to make any sort of Deadly Premonition themed artwork (character art, comics, digital art, traditional art and photography, etc) and upload their artwork to the RSG-FanArt Deviant Art group for a change to win an exclusive Deadly Premonition canvas signed by SWERY!
All entries were be judged on creativity, talent, and how well it kept in the spirit of Deadly Premonition. In the end there were so many great submissions (50+) and SWERY was having a hard time just picking 3 so the winners bracket was extended to the best 5 instead of 3!
Rising Star Games announced the winners on their facebook page April 19, 2013. Below are the lucky 5 with commentary from the Rising Star Games staff.
A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Deadly Premonition Fanart Competition hosted on DeviantArt. We have had so many great submissions and we know what a tough job Swery has had helping decide the winners. So tough, in fact, that we had to extend the winners bracket to the best 5 instead of 3! Without further ado, here are the winners! We will contact you via DeviantArt and you will have your pick of a canvas in ranking order 😀 Congratulations!!!
DIAMOND AWARD WINNER – MaxLeFish
An exceptional work of art, wouldn’t you say, Zach? Congratulations to MaxLeFish taking 1st prize with this portrait of the fierce Agent York! Check out the original here:http://ow.ly/kdRoM
PLATINUM AWARD WINNER – Yiyo-no-Shashin
We love how this mysterious photograph brings the dark murder case to life. Fantastic work Yiyo-no-Shashin on 2nd place 🙂 Check out the original here:http://ow.ly/kdS7u
GOLD AWARD WINNER- CrazyGranny72
A Forrest Kaysen pinata complete with Willie the Dog sidekick! We wonder what’s inside 🙂 Great job CrazyGranny72 on 3rd place! Check out the original here: http://ow.ly/kdSxI
SILVER AWARD WINNER – Whitneyc (me!)
This striking poster sends the shivers down our spines! Who did kill Anna Graham? :O Congratulations to Whitneyc taking 4th place! Check out the original here:http://ow.ly/kdSUk
BRONZE AWARD WINNER – Axel26
And if the poster was scary, this painting really gives us the chills! Amazingly, this picture was made on Colors 3D on Nintendo 3DS. Thanks Axel26 for this wonderful piece 🙂 Check out the original here:http://ow.ly/kdTCd