Rising Star Games and TOYBOX Inc have today revealed the release date for Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise. It'll be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch both digitally and at retail on 10th July.
The game is a follow-up to Deadly Premonition, which also came to a Nintendo platform for the first time last year. It takes place in present-day Boston, having players heading back in time to Le Carré and uncovering the mysteries buried within the once peaceful town.
It actually serves as both a sequel and prequel to the original game, following Agents Davis and Jones as they begin a new investigation into the Le Carré serial murders. Here's a quick feature list to get you up to speed:
- Return as FBI Special Agent York and experience a brand-new murder mystery!
- 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 will retail for $49.99 when it launches this July. The original game is currently 50% off on the Switch eShop from now until 17th May.
Excited for this one? Have you played the original on Switch? Reveal all in the comments below.
Oh man I’m so hyped for this. The first one is so incredibly terrible/amazing and this looks like everything I wanted in a sequel.
May have to look at the first one now.
I am nervous about this. The original felt like a true one-off... it was just an insane work of utter chaos. I am just not sure if they can recapture that without it feeling forced. But if they get the writing right for York, he can carry the game again.
Can't wait! Loved the first game
Wait...skateboard? And skateboarding tricks? Wasn't expecting Tony Hawk in a murder mystery action game! I just hope to see one of those doofy ghosts on a skateboard now.
It’s so strange to me, the whole skateboarding thing. I’m reading the description, having never played either of these games, and it’s like, “ahh yes, murder mystery, open-ended, murders, detective...... sk-skateboarding? TRICKS? UPGRADES?!”
I’m so confused. Like, seriously. I’m going to have to watch a video of this game in action.
at least we are getting some new games this year on Switch that are not just ports and remakes
@ChromaticDracula the original game had (car) racing mini-games, so this is not a big stretch. This is not a conventional horror game, by any means.
So to those who know the first game how does this look compared to the first game since it's new / built up for the switch?
Does it look like 1 but a bit nicer or pretty much the same?
Nice, I'll be picking this up day one. I have the xbox 360 original (never played it). I guess I should open up the Switch version and finally play the first game before this one releases.
P.s. I hope this game will have a collector's edition like the original got.
I will prefer ghost of tsusima.
@Dazzle First one is 50% off on Switch right now. Get on it.
Can't wait for this
Very fitting for this to come out ten years later, after we also got an official third season to Twin Peaks. ^^
Great news is that we will have possibility to buy this game physically.
Goddamn I wasn't expecting to see this til at least next year
Did you see that Zach? Crisp as a spring morning.😆 Very excited for this day one!🙌🏼
This needs to come Physical not eShop otherwise it will die a thousands code cuts. Where months away from July Physical release and yet they can't come up and tell Physical buyers which retailers are selling this? Something smells off about this.
Might give this one a try, the first one was okay.
@Cevil looks to me like timed exclusive.
@Dazzle You can get it for about 33$ on base.com, including shipping apparently. Physical.
I pretty hyped for this and The Good Life. I hope both get put on retail shelves like regular games, i"m getting tired of ordering stuff from 20 different limited run boutique publishers.
I love the tagline on the official site of "It's Happening Again".
Straight out of Twin Peaks.
The first game was just bonkers and I loved it. Can’t wait for the next one.
Man, I really need to give the first one a shot since I love David Lynch, but I have so much backlog...
Before this one comes out, for sure I will.
This is also only £33.51 on South Africa eshop compared to our £40. I'm so tempted to pull the trigger but with 3 months to go and no real gameplay my mind is saying no......but my heart says yes cos of the skateboarding and customisation lol.
I'm intrigued by this, but I do have to say that I find the graphics rather crude, so that's a bit of a disappointment.
Best news I've heard all April!
I'm intrigued to see whether they can pull off what made the original so good again. Definitely excited for this though
@Dazzle its half price on the estore at the moment
@ThanosReXXX The first one was the video game equivalent of a low budget cult classic B-movie. Honestly, good graphics would be out of place here.
@Ralizah Ah, so that's basically part of the whole gimmick, then?
I was kind of getting "last gen" vibes, here. Much like with that earthquake disaster game, which also looks pretty harsh for modern day standards.
@ThanosReXXX Yeah, it's very weird, often buggy (even the Switch port, lol), has stilted voice acting, poor audio balancing, strange minigames and design choices more generally, etc. It feels sort of like bootleg Twin Peaks at times. People either tend to find it charming or obnoxious. So I expect the sequel to be more of the same.
@Ralizah Guess I'd better watch some gameplay footage first, then.
Will we get a LE or just Standard? Haven't opened the first one yet.
The first game must have been a cult classic judging by reactions. I need to rent the first one to see if it's my cup of tea.
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