Rising Star Games has announced it will be publishing the infamous Xbox 360 game Deadly Premonition in PAL territories. 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, this august, charged with investigating the shocking, ritualistic and brutal murder of a local girl.
Although Rising Star has an agreement to bring Marvelous Entertainment’s games to market in PAL territories, Deadly Premonition was notably absent from the publisher’s Q4 line-up, which it announced at the beginning of June.
“Having seen how Deadly Premonition split reviewers’ opinions in America, gamers are itching to get their hands on it to judge it for themselves,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “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.”
To date Deadly Premonition has split reviewers down the middle – Destructoid awarded it 10/10, 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.”
At the other end of the scale, IGN named it “terrible”, awarding it just 2/10. It said: “Awful in nearly every way… Terrible controls. Terrible pacing. Terrible sound effects. Terrible visuals.” However, gamers have been making up their own minds – on Metacritic the average user rating is 8.4/10.
Deadly Premonition launches for £24.99 in the autumn.