By Andy Na / June 10th, 2013
At today’s Microsoft E3 press conference, a new title by Deadly Premonition director Hidetaka “SWERY65” Suehiro was announced. Entitled D4, the game will be on the Xbox One and features a stylized, cel-shaded look. Like Deadly Premonition, D4 has an interesting and unusual standing among its video game peers and may add variety to the Xbox One library. Personally, I’m a big fan of the cel-shaded look, so this one might be right up my alley.
Here’s the trailer:
D4 appears to have all the surreal madness you can expect from Deadly Premonition‘s creator, as the game includes bizarre and situational mysteries, hard-boiled detectives, interesting gameplay mechanics, and an overall surreal presentation. We see brief cinematics involving dreams, bathroom mirrors, and creepy femmes fatales looking as if she’s cosplaying. The gameplay incorporates something like a combo-based system, with colored icons moving across the screen, almost like it’s a QTE-based game.
Not much is known about D4 at the moment. Keep checking back for more information. Hopefully, upon release, D4 will prosper and see more sales compared to Deadly Premonition. Frankly, we’d love to see more odd and obscure games like this.