What Deadly Premonition could have been…
During the Tokyo Gameshow September 2007 Access Games unveiled a trailer for their foray into survival horror genre, Rainy Woods, which was slated for release on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 some time in 2008.
Original RW site (my archive of the site)
I actually didn’t hear about Rainy Woods until well after it was re-branded as Deadly Premonition and gearing up a February 2010 US release. From what little I can gather from around the web most of the buzz about this title circled on how it was “Twin Peaks the game,” which excited quite a lot of people.
Twin Peaks’ influence is very apparent from the characters and scenery shown during the short TGS 2007 game trailer: