Retronauts Episode 312: Deadly Premonition

SWERY's $20 magnum opus is officially retro, Zach

We've got a very special episode this week, special because it's a timely matter and special because it's the first Retronauts appearance for our esteemed guest.

First up, the subject matter: Deadly Premonition. It hit the Xbox 360 ten years ago and became a surprise sensation, polarizing critics, charming scores of fans, and turning Hidetaka "SWERY" Suehiro into a celebrity developer. With the sequel just recently released on the Nintendo Switch, there's no better time to revisit this curiosity.

And who better to discuss Deadly Premonition with than supergreatfriend, a veteran video game streamer on Twitch who has a complete 100% playthrough of it on his YouTube channel?

Description: We're just a few days out from the release of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, so it's about time we take a look back at the first game that just happened to turn ten years old earlier this year. Back when it launched in 2010, Deadly Premonition stood as a budget oddity, at first only seen as a wacky, broken game that cribbed a little too hard from Twin Peaks. But over time, this open-world mystery became something of a mini-phenomenon, and generated a small cult of fans willing to look past the rough exterior to see the brilliant ideas tucked away inside. On this episode, join host Bob Mackey and guest supergreatfriend (Check out his YouTube channel!) as the two dig deep into the game that put SWERY on the map. Did you get all that, Zach?

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