Deadly Premonition releasing in Europe… yay?

Rising Star Games has today announced that they’ll be bringing the the infamous FBI survival horror, Deadly Premonition, to Europe (and other PAL territories) this autumn after causing quite a stir in the US. Many reviewers are fiercely divided in opinion towards the game with IGN calling it “Awful in nearly every way…” labeling it 2/10 while Destructoid appeared smitten, possibly in an ironic way but still awarded Deadly Premonition full marks saying “Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond.”

As the journalists remain divided, Deadly Premonition has conjured up quite a cult following which Martin Defries of Rising Star Games hopes can be recreated here in Europe: “Having seen how Deadly Premonition split reviewers’ opinions in America, gamers are itching to get their hands on it to judge it for themselves. We have high hopes for what can only be described as the most distinctive survival horror game that has ever been released – it’s going to be interesting to see how the game is received over here. It’s a cult classic in the making.”

The Xbox 360 exclusive focuses on FBI Special Agent Francis York as he investigates the ritualistic murder of a local girl in a rural town of North West America. Being open-world, players are given the whole town to explore with numerous side missions and collectables to hunt down in between the main campaign and all for the RRP price of £24.99. I have to say I’m quite interested to see what all the fuss is about but there are a fair amount of other games coming out in Autumn, can Deadly Premonition keep up?


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