Sequel to Bizarre Cult Classic Deadly Premonition Has Been Announced

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Posted September 8, 2019 by John Little in Announcements, Articles, Gaming News, News, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch, Release Date, Trailers

If there’s one thing I definitely wasn’t expecting to hear, particularly as an announcement for a Nintendo console, it is the making of a sequel to the marmite-like Deadly Premonition.

This sequel, entitled Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise follows FBI agent Aaliyah Davis who reopens an old case – one that conveniently crosses her path with the protagonist of the first game, Agent Francis York Morgan. Additionally, as the trailer suggests, this investigation crosses from the past and present, as we see York tackle a case as a younger man, and him ‘questioned’ in his later years.

For those that didn’t get to experience the clunky delights of the first game, it was a bizarre, winding story about a small rural town in America that experiences a horrific murder of one of its inhabitants. Francis York Morgan turns up to help solve the case, but he isn’t exactly stable himself and strange paranormal events occur – which conveniently only he seems to be able to see – and the case gets all the stranger.

It was heavily criticised for having terrible gameplay, poor visuals and generally being, tangibly speaking, low quality; however its characters, music and sense of humour (and style) injected it with a charm that few games could hope to achieve.

You can probably tell that I’m one of the people that loved the original game, but the critiques of the game were certainly valid, and objectively speaking one would hope that a lot of the ‘quirks’ of the first game will be ironed out in this one.

The one thing that does disappoint me is that this is just an announcement for the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully this will change, or at least later down the line the game will be available on all other platforms.

Hopefully we’ll get to know more about the actual game and its story soon, but as for now there’s a short trailer which you can watch below. The game is due to release sometime in 2020.


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John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29


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