Deadly Premonition director to helm Lord of Apocalypse

Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro slated to direct Square Enix's upcoming PSP and PlayStation Vita launch title.

During last week's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony announced a Japanese release date for its upcoming PlayStation Vita, and at the same time, it unveiled the full list of the console's 26 launch titles.

Swery is directing Square Enix's Lord of Apocalypse.

One of titles announced during the press conference was Square Enix's Lord of Apocalypse, the action role-playing game follow-up to this year's Lord of Arcana. That title was developed by Access Games and directed by Deadly Premonition director and Access cofounder Hidetaka Suehiro (or Swery, as he's more commonly known).

Now, according to Swery's personal blog, the Japanese developer will once again take the helm to direct the upcoming Lord of Apocalypse.

"If you'll excuse my presumptuousness, it's a new action RPG developed and directed by me," the developer said on his blog. "Of course, the wonderful developers over at Square Enix are doing an amazing job on this game for us, as well. Allow me to express my deepest gratitude to you all."

Suehiro is the cofounder of Access Games, the writer and director of Spy Fiction, and the director of Deadly Premonition and Lord of Arcana.

Deadly Premonition was released in February last year on the Xbox 360 in North America, and it was reviewed favorably for its blend of humor and unpredictable horror elements.

Lord of Apocalypse will be released on both the PlayStation Vita and the PSP.

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22 comments
LuceSpark
LuceSpark

I hope to get a copy of this. Don't you agree, Zack?

zombehman
zombehman

Deadly Premonition is the reason I actually play my 360, it's such an awesome game that I downloaded its soundtrack and listen to it while driving. The games story is still one of the coolest ever and all of the friends I showed it to went out and bought a copy the next day

airshocker
airshocker

Shouldn't it be Lord of the Apocalypse?

the_requiem
the_requiem

Deadly Premonition was way ahead of and better than any open-world game. Each and every NPC actually had a life that they lived and you could follow, not just canned animations. Am playing Deus Ex HR right now, and sticking around any NPC for more than 2 minutes reveals it to be just a canned animation. Give me DP2 and I might even buy X360 just for that.

ebilsan
ebilsan

Good to see Swery working, but agree about the Monster Hunter thing - I'd much rather see a Deadly Premonition sequel (or something similar) from this guy.

Setho10
Setho10

So this is another Monster Hunter clone? Yawn. No offense to Swery. Deadly Premonition was terrible in an awesome way. It seems like a waste of talent to work on a Monster Hunter clone.

SopranosFan
SopranosFan

Swery is my hero. Everybody should own a copy of Deadly Premonition.

Barighm
Barighm

*puts hands in pocket and kicks stone* Dang handhelds...

vadicta
vadicta

Well, this is now my most anticipated Vita title!

jhpeter
jhpeter

Would be good if wasnt a rpg but a adventure like DP

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

They could do something new, although they like to stick with the "things that work best" theory. But I give credit to the people who created Deadly Premonition.

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

Deadly Premonition was bad... in an awesome way :D i love it :) and im hopin for a sequel :D but first lets see how this game is gonna be :)

McBoogerballz
McBoogerballz

@FlyingKoopa cuz nobody is asking you to remember all the characters Square Enix has ever created?

hunter8man
hunter8man

Excellent! Deadly Premonition was one of my favorite games, and I would love to see more games coming from him.

FlyingKoopa
FlyingKoopa

I really don't know why Square still try to create other JRPGs. I really don't remember a lot of other franchises other than FF, DQ, and Chrono Trigger that was succesfull. When they get out of this, even a little, we have great titiles, such as Kingdom Hearts, Parasite Eve, etc, that mix RPG with some other stuff.

jasonharris48
jasonharris48

Sweet, I love that game guy's crazy mind set. Hey Square you should publish Swery65's Deadly Premonition revamp hint hint.