Physical Editions Of Deadly Premonition Origins Are Now Available At Most Retailers

Physical Editions Of Deadly Premonition Origins Are Now Available At Most Retailers
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Aksys Games has officially launched the physical editions of Deadly Premonition Origins, the Switch exclusive release of the cult-classic survival horror game Deadly Premonition. The physical copies are available in both standard and collector’s editions. Act fast if you want to snag one, because it’s a very limited release.

The standard physical version of Deadly Premonition Origins comes with 2 collectible postcards featuring original artwork by Swery65, the creator of the game. The collector’s edition, however comes with a few cool extras. Not only do you get the collectible postcards, you will also receive a st of 6 metal pins in a collectible case. Purchasing the collector’s edition directly through the Aksys Games online store will get you an exclusive 13″ X 15.5″ copy of the Greenvale map. Quantities on the map are also limited, so hurry up and place your order if you are interested.

Deadly Premonition Origins is a re-release of the PlayStation 3 Director’s Cut version of Deadly Premonition, a survival horror game that was released on the Xbox 360 way back in 2010. The game follows FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan as he heads to the small town of Greenvale, Washington to investigate a mysterious murder of an eighteen-year-old woman. The murder bears some similarity to other killings that have been happening across the United States, and Morgan believes they are all tied to the Raincoat Killer. The story, setting, and overall atmosphere of the game are heavily inspired by the television show Twin Peaks.

Upon release, the game was received with incredibly mixed reviews. Some publications gave the game super low scores, with websites like IGN rating the game as low as a 2 out of 10. Other sites, like Destructoid, gave the game a perfect score, with many labeling the game as the perfect example of “video games as art.” In fact, the reception to the game was so polarizing that it actually holds a Guinness World Record for the “most critically polarizing survival-horror game” of all-time.

A Director’s cut version was release for the PlayStation 3 in 2013, which fixed some of the major issues with the gameplay. This version is considered the definitive experience, but once again was critically and commercially divisive. Over the years, the game has become almost legendary and grown into a cult hit. Fans have been so supportive of the project that an official sequel is finally on its way, titled Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is for release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.