Announced during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was the long-awaited sequel to Deadly Premonition, as Rising Star Games and TOYBOX revealed Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, which is scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
The developers, TOYBOX, are bringing back the original masterminds to give the game the same aura that the fans fell in love with the first time around. Scriptwriter/Director Swery and Producer Tomio Kanazawa return, with Art Direction by Shuhou Imai and music composed by Satoshi Okubo bringing their distinctive styles to the series.
"After completing the Director’s Cut, Swery and I discussed in-depth about the ways we could continue the world of Deadly Premonition. In reaching here, we shared some laughter together and at times quarrelled, but we persisted with our voyage and I am thrilled that we finally made it to this point," says TOYBOX COO and Producer Tomio Kanazawa.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is an open-world game set in the small town of Le Carré. Your story starts in Boston, where it turns out FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan will have to revisit the case he thought was solved in 2005. You will be solving various murders and crimes while jumping between 2005 and 2019 in true Deadly Premonition fashion.
Also announced alongside the sequel, Deadly Premonition Origins lets long-time fans and newcomers alike play the original cult classic survival-horror game Deadly Premonition – released on the Xbox 360 in 2010 — on the Nintendo Switch for the first time.
This is great news to me, as I personally loved Deadly Premonition when I originally played it on my Xbox back in high school. I really dig the game and its Silent Hill meets "Twin Peaks" aesthetic.
Aksys Games will be releasing a must-have Collector’s Edition at retail this November, with more information and details to come in the near future. Deadly Premonition Origins is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop.