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Greetings all, David Bruno, the North American public relations representative for Rising Star Games here. You may have already heard the news, but in the instance that you haven’t, last week we released Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut across North America. And to celebrate the game’s release we feel that a little fan appreciation is in order. After all, The Director’s Cut wouldn’t have been possible without you, the fans! So we want you to have a cup of coffee on us so to speak.
Starting today, Tuesday, May 7, through Tuesday, May 21 (that’s a whole two weeks) head to your favorite coffee shop, order your favorite drink, and tell the barista that your name is “York” when they asked for your name to write on the cup. I know, I know, this may be a bit difficult if you’re not paying with cash and happen to be using a credit/debit card: they’re gonna’ be all like “…but sir, your card clearly reads David Bruno on the front, and it’s even signed as such on the back.” This is where you get to be all super slick like and bust out the “Just call me York; that’s what everyone calls me” line. Awwwww yeah.
Once you pick up your tasty beverage here’s how to enter: snap a picture of the name “York” as appears written on the cup by the barista and tweet the following message:
@RisingStarGames @RedSeedsProfile Please, just call me York. That’s what everyone calls me. #DeadlyPremonition
Your entry should look somewhat similar to this:
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to follow us on Twitter so we can message you in the instance that you win one of the following prizes up for grabs.
Here is a full list of the prizes:
George Prize Level: 5 x $5 Starbucks giftcards – $50
Thomas Prize Level: 5 x pre-order DLC codes (of our choosing)
Emily Prize Level: 2 x PSN vouchers for Deadly Premonition: TDC
York Prize Level (grand prize): 1x Physical copy of Deadly Premonition: TDC, 1x pre-order DLC code, 1x $5 Starbucks giftcard
Here’s how we’ll pick the winners: After the two-week entry period ends on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:59PM PST, a drawing will be held at random to select the winners using http://www.random.org. You may enter once per cup, per person, per day…basically once a day. Please keep the pictures “safe for work.” I know how wild and crazy you kids can get. Open to North Americia only
Now go get percolatin’, @DavidBruno
All the new Cut Scenes from Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut. I think I recorded them all but I still have to double check I might have accidentally skipped one.
Deadly Premonition is out in North America!
I received my copy of Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut yesterday and was able to put a few hours into the game last night after work. I was pretty worried that the game wouldn’t run smoothly due to the reports of bugs by fans who purchased the PAL release last Friday but I’m happy to report that the NTSC version of the game is running smoothy for me so far.
That’s not to say the game doesn’t have issues but they are pretty minor compared to the Silent Hill HD Collection technical fiasco I was picturing in my head! Here’s some of my first impressions:
- There’s tiny hiccups with the frame rate similar to the ones I saw while playing the Japanese Red Seeds Profile on PS3 over the weekend. Every once an while there’s a slight pause after I shoot enemy in head and the worst stuttering I’ve seen thus far has been restricted to the opening Woods Otherworld segment and replay. It’s not hindering my play through at all and I’ve barely notice it after the initial occurrence.
- Enemies are way too easy. Probably not even necessary for people to go out and find the unlimited weapons. Two shots to the head with the 9mm Handgun FBI Custom and they are dead.
- Sound issues I’ve experienced: I noticed echoing a few times briefly but it wasn’t constant. I remember York echoing outside the woods and I believe when he first met Polly. Music and voices are still unbalanced like in the Xbox release. I also noticed slight stuttering on the bg music in the Woods area especially if you have the game paused and some stuttering while talking to Polly.
- Controls: Not as customizable as I thought. I tried to change the controls to the original ones found in Red Seeds Profile and the Xbox 360 Deadly Premonition and found it to be impossible. You can change what each of the buttons do but there’s no way to change which stick is used to aim nor can you customize the driving controls. Driving is improved handling wise as I find I don’t careen off road quite so much but the boost (L2) and brake (L1) positions on the controller is rather awkward. I really wish I could switch there positions so the brake is below the boost.
The 180 degree turn is also missing which is a little annoying but given how easily the enemies go down I find I’m using it less often to make quick attacks behind me while fighting a group.
BTW the text given in game for the darts controls are wrong, but once I figured out the correct aim, breath hold and shot buttons it was a breeze.
- Really like that I don’t have the fast forward through the text dialogue and observations also the moveable camera really makes looking at the environments a lot more fun!
- I can see a lot of graphical improvements over the original but not all the textures have been improved. There’s still a lot of blurry illegible things that haven’t been upgraded. For example, the side of the Sheriff patrol car and George’s note to York with the car master key are still very low resolution. However a lot of the building exteriors, the road, menus and items have received more details and polish though. I plan on showing some side by side comparisons soon.
I’m enjoy myself immensely so far and I’m not sure why the PAL version is running so poorly for other fans. I’m thinking I should try and import a copy to compare. I’m not sure if my experience has more to do with my PS3 being brand new (I have a system that came bundled with Assassin’s Creed 3) or that the NTSC is just less buggy.
BTW I haven’t been able to try any of the DLC because they are not in the PSN store as of last night.
So Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut officially released in Europe! Yay! I know I’m jealous because I won’t get my hands on the game until Tuesday, April 30th here in the US.
However, instead of the plethora of tweets and posts of excitement I expected on DPDC EU release day there’s been an increasing amount of discussion about how glitchy, and depending on who you talk to, unplayable the game is
I have to say these reports are not only disappointing but also surprising given that the build I saw back in both January and March of this year at the two DPDC San Francisco press events I attended displayed no such issues! Unfortunately, since the Director’s Cut won’t be released in the US until next week I’m not sure if the problems reported are strictly limited to the PAL release or will plague the NTSC release as well. As soon as I get my hands on my own copy I will let you guys know of any issues I experience!
Additionally, I had several fans tell me last night that the day one European digital release has also been delayed until May 1st! However, according to a message Ill Saint received from the Playstation Store it hints that this release may be delayed even longer then originally reported due to technical issues…
Be advised your pre-order has not been cancelled and as of 24/04/2013 your Sony Entertainment Network Wallet has not been charged. The charge date for your pre-order will be revised based on the new release date. If you require any assistance, please visit the PlayStation Support page which can be found here: http://eu.playstation.com/support/
Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The PlayStation®Store Team
Could this be due to the day one bugs fans have been reporting? I have my fingers crossed that maybe a patch is already be in the works.
A high resolution version of the launch trailer. I will take screens later!
In celebration of Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut upcoming release I am giving away a Deadly Premonition Prize Pack containing a US copy of Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut AND a set of my fan made trading cards with #65 signed by Deadly Premonition director Swery and producer Tomio Kanazawa.
To enter just fill out form below and completing at least one of the steps. The more you complete, the more entries you get and therefore the better your chances of winning! This give away is open 4/20/2013 1:00 pm PST to 5/3/2013 11:59 pm PST! Open World Wide!
Apparently the launch trailer for Deadly Premonition is up on the PS3 Homepage saying the game is out today XD. Ross was kind enough to take a few screens for me showing Emily’s sexy new outfit, the little girl from the new prologue, and what is possibly a new scene with York. I imagine I will be sent this trailer sometime next week for the UK release so look for more screens and the trailer itself on the site then!
Hey you can view it on the UK playstation site! Thanks Gary!
I’ve been informed by Rising Star Games that this is not the final approved version. The real launch trailer will release later this week!
Source (Ross on Twitter)
Wow lucky! Today after the EU PS Home updates there will be Deadly Premonition clothing and companions are available!
No word on the US PS Home… I hope we get the same offer, though we seem to still be waiting on the avatars so it may be awhile.
Ross was kind enough to forward me pictures of the goodies
Source (EU Playstation Blog)
In honor of Director’s Cut release this month IGN UK is offering 7 IGN readers the chance to take part in their own unique experience: zombie SWAT training in a secret London location.
One winner will receive three tickets, whilst two runners-up will receive a pair each. To enter you just have to email them the answer to an easy Deadly Premonition question!
After evacuation you will be transported to London’s Underground Zombie HQ, code name: BUNKER 51.
The Bunker has been a research facility for zombie observation for many years and now with rumours of Zombies attacking in London Bunker 51 is ready to train recruits in the essentials of zombie survival and save the world from imminent disaster.
Not only will you get to handle at least 3 different types of weaponry, you will also be taught life saving techniques in how to immobilise and destroy zombie by our Undead Response Unit.
Due to the theme of the event all other information will not be disclosed until the day of the apocalypse.
You must be physically fit, emotionally sound and ready to blow some zombie brains out!
WARNING: This event is not for the faint-hearted. Expect big frights, gore and the end of civilization.
HOW TO ENTER
All you need to do to win is email UKComps@ign.com with the answer to this Deadly Premonition-flavoured question by 12 PM on the 16th April including Deadly Premonition in the email subject line:
What is the name of Francis York Morgan’s ever-present invisible companion?
Remember, you have to be 18+ and available on the 5th May, 2013 between 4PM and 8PM (BST), and you’re responsible for your own travel to the secret location. Full terms and conditions are over the page.
Sounds like a lot of fun!
Source (IGN UK)