If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Deadly Premonition has had 'no economic success', confirms creator Swery

Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka Suehiro - also known as Swery65 - spent six years taking his strange cult title from concept to full release, but it has proved to be an economic failure, according to the man himself. Undeterred, he has expressed hope that his incoming Directors' Cut release will bring the game to a new audience, and help fund a sequel.

"So far there's no economic success from this game," Swery told Polygon in a recent interview. "I'm hoping that The Director's Cut will give me another chance at success, and another chance to create a new game or maybe a sequel."

The game is indeed odd, and as the article points out it has received poor-to-glittering reviews, with Destructoid's 10/10 score helping to bring the game to people's attention. Whatever an eventual sequel might look like, it'll still feel like a Swey65 game, he says.

"Sam Raimi is well-known as a horror director, but he also did the Spider-Man movies," he explains. "But everything he does has a Sam Raimi taste. I'm very confident that any games I'm involved in will have the Swery taste."

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut hits PS3 later this year, and publisher Rising Star Games has releases a batch of rather mediocre screens. Check them out here.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings .

About the Author
Dave Cook avatar

Dave Cook


Living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Writing a game called Jettison and a book called Seventh Circle. Loves spicy food.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch