Thursday 16th September 2010: Rising Star Games has announced the eagerly awaited survival horror game Deadly Premonition, a refreshingly obscure and compelling title on the Xbox 360, will be available from 29th October.
The release means gamers in the UK will finally be able to form their own opinions about Deadly Premonition, a game which has split opinions across the board: Destructoid awarded it 10/10, naming it "simply stunning", while IGN US scored it 2/10, saying it's "terrible".
"We're delighted to be able to confirm the release date for Deadly Premonition," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "A cult classic in the making, the game continues to divide critics. But when it comes to the consumer, they seem to really 'get' the game, with the average user rating on Metacritic 8.5/10."
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 rain coat.
His 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.
Deadly Premonition will be available for the Xbox 360 for £24.99 on 29th October.
Screenshots and artwork can be downloaded directly here.
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For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:
Ali Wood (Premier PR)
Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)
France - Namco Bandai Partners
Germany - Koch Media
Spain - Namco Bandai Partners
David Fraile La Ossa
Italy - Cidiverte
Benelux - CLD Distribution
Nordic - Nordic Game Supply
Jens Hvaas Lenngerd
Australia - All Interactive Entertainment
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About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games Limited is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo DS TM and Wii TM , Sony PS3 and PSP TM in the PAL territory. A joint venture between Japanese video game publisher and content developer Intergrow Inc and long standing Nintendo Nordic distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star Games is now in its sixth year of trading and has published more than 50 titles including the worldwide hit series Harvest Moon alongside the renowned renegade Nintendo Wii title, No More Heroes. For more information please go to www.risingstargames.com.
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