If you read our review of Deadly Premonition a while back and enjoyed what you read, but for whatever reason haven’t yet ventured out into the big bad world to get a copy for yourself, today is your lucky day.
Now you don’t have to go outside at all in order to get your Deadly Premonition on.
Rising Star Games today announced Deadly Premonition is out right now on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand. One of Rising Star Games’ success stories of 2010, Deadly Premonition developed a cult following after receiving hugely contrasting reviews from top games publications and respected reviewers. Deadly Premonition went on to be nominated for and, in some cases, win an impressive number of awards. With review scores ranging from 2 to 10, this was the game of 2010 that people were compelled to try for themselves.
Developed by Access Games, Deadly Premonition is an open-world game set in Greenvale, a secluded rural town in North West America. Playing as FBI Special Agent Francis York, gamers are charged with solving the shocking, ritualistic and brutal murder of a local girl, unravelling the mystery via clues, lies and a trail of bodies. Agent York travels around Greenvale in a variety of vehicles – entertaining gamers with facts about movies along the way – encountering eccentric natives, supernatural creatures and a folklore killer, who stalks his victims in a blood-drenched raincoat. Agent York’s appearance changes in ‘real time’ (shaving, showering and eating are essential), and this level of hygiene has consequences as it influences the towns folk’s perceptions of him. Side quests and mini-games, such as darts, fishing and collecting trading cards also feature.
“It’s been a real pleasure to work on Deadly Premonition,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “We’ve loved every minute of handling such a weird and wonderful title. It really found a place in the hearts of the gaming community when released on disc, so we wanted to give even more gaming enthusiasts a chance to play this awesome title. Now they can play Deadly Premonition by downloading it straight onto their Xbox 360s.”
Deadly Premonition is available now through the Xbox LIVE’s Games On Demand service, priced at £14.99.