n an interview with Shane Bettenhausen from Ignition Entertainment Siliconera asked the possibility of a Deadly Premonition sequel:
Let’s talk about another game, one that’s close to your heart, Deadly Premonition.
Shane Bettenhausen, New Business Development Director: Deadly Premonition was a game that nobody wanted us to bring out. I asked about the game because we have a relationship with Marvelous, a year and a half ago. I’m like whatever happened to “X game,” you know it’s old name, and they were like, “that game?” Rainy Woods is like you’re not supposed to talk about that, but it was Rainy Woods five years ago. I asked about it and they were like, “Oh, you’re interested in that? It’s in development hell,” basically. And I was like “Of course, I’m interested in that!”
I played Spy Fiction and I’m a fan of things Deadly Premonition is inspired by. As soon as I got a copy, I was like this game has to come out for all of the reasons – the writing, the creativity, the fact that it’s like Shenmue, you know it’s so ambitious. It isn’t the best game ever made. It has a lot of technical problems. That’s why we felt the price point that we chose was right. For sixty bucks the game might have been killed at retail, but at a more palatable price it became a success. And it is one of the most successful games we ever published.
Because it was so successful, would Ignition publish a sequel to Deadly Premonition or a spiritual sequel without Marvelous?
I would say the IP rights and kind of like the content rights of Deadly Premonition in general make it difficult to imagine a full, real sequel ever happening. I would love for that to happen, but I don’t think that will happen. However, Swery and Access Games, I would love to work with them again.
This makes me really sad, I would love, love, LOVE to see a DP sequel!!http://www.siliconera.com/2011/03/28/ig ... ese-games/