Announced in the September 9 Nintendo Direct, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Deadly Premonition follows FBI agent Francis York Morgan who sources his fortune-telling powers from coffee. He solves cases with his best friend Zach, who is imaginary, and the story careens from sensible and rational conversations to gruesome and disturbing horror. Expectedly, it divided opinion but became a cult classic, and now a sequel was unveiled during the Nintendo Direct.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is being developed by Toybox and Rising Star Games, and is set for a Switch exclusive release in 2020. Francis York Morgan will return to open-world game set in the small town of Le Carré, New Orleans. A case he solved in 2005 has come back to haunt him, and York will be set murders and crimes to solve across a 14 year period. Director Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro is back to steer the sequel, and said in a press release, ‘Roughly 10 years have passed since the original was released in 2010. Now, a miracle has happened, and I have a chance to reunite with my best friend [producer Tomio Kanazawa] – something I never thought would be possible.’
‘I'm working hard day and night while also looking back on the past to make sure this becomes something that doesn't change no matter how much time passes, while also adapting to and interlocking with the current era – a game that encompasses all. Please get yourself a cup of coffee and wait for it to be completed!’
A port of the first game, Deadly Premonition Origins, is now available on the Switch eShop if you want to dabble in its Marmite-y weirdness before the second game releases. If you loved Deadly Premonition, there’s good fortune coming your way; Aksys Games is working on a physical collector's edition of Origins for North America next month. Watch the Deadly Premonition 2 reveal trailer below.