The sequel to 2010’s Deadly Premonition, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, will release on July 10 for Nintendo Switch. The game is being developed by Toybox, a studio founded in 2011 by Harvest Moon designer Yasuhiro Wada and Deadly Premonition producer Tomio Kanazawa. It will be published by Rising Star Games.
Directed by Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, Deadly Premonition was a love letter to Twin Peaks, and Swery will be returning to direct the sequel. Deadly Premonition 2 takes place in 2019 Boston, Massachusetts and focuses on a new protagonist, Aaliyah Davis, an FBI agent who reopens an old investigation. Her story will connect with that of Francis York Morgan 14 years ago in New Orleans, and players will control Francis for these segments. In the first Deadly Premonition, Francis attempted to uncover a murder mystery in the rural town of Greenvale, Washington.
Weirdly enough, this new title will apparently feature skateboarding in a prominent role, as the following features are promised:
- Both a prequel and a sequel: A historic investigation to uncover the murder mystery in Le Carré
- An open-ended adventure: Travel around the town of Le Carré by foot or skateboard
- Mini-games: Bowling, Bayou Ride, Skateboard Challenge, and more
- Customization: Customize your character and upgrade your skateboard for improved speed and landing more difficult tricks
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise was announced back in 2019 during Nintendo’s September Direct. The game will release on Nintendo Switch digitally on the eShop and at retail for $49.99. The first game is available on Switch as Deadly Premonition Origins, which is currently 50% off on the eShop for $14.99.