The winner of GameSpot's 2010 Most Surprisingly Good Game is getting a Director's Cut. Deadly Premonition, which arrived in the West over two years ago, is being updated with new content, visuals, and controls, and will release exclusively on PlayStation 3 in Q1 2013.
According to the game's director, Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, the new cut will have a reworked control system which will improve the game's combat, a new scenario which will add to the game's story, and improved high-definition graphics. The original game wasn't produced in HD, whereas the Director's Cut has been completely remastered in 1080p resolution. Swery is also planning post-launch downloadable content following the Director's Cut release.
The original Deadly Premonition was famously one of the most critically divisive games of the last few years. It sits on a 68 Metascore on reviews aggregator Metacritic, with scores ranging from 20 right up to 100 out of 100. The Director's Cut will mark the first time the game will have been released on the PlayStation 3 in the West, following an Xbox 360-exclusive release the first time around. It will be published in the US and Europe by Rising Star Games.
For more on Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, check out GameSpot's exclusive interview with Swery above.