In a surprise appearance on the Future Game Show, Deadly Premonition creator Swery65 announced the immediate release of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise (opens in new tab) on Steam, bringing the Nintendo Switch PC game for the first time.
Over a decade ago, Deadly Premonition asked the question, “What if we took Shenmue and mixed him with Twin Peaks?” The result was bizarre, surreal and unforgettable. Its previously Switch-exclusive sequel upped the ante, presenting the conundrum: “What if we took Shenmue and mixed him with True Detective?”
This Last Surreal Distillation of the Last Prestigious Cop Show Swery65 Watched Is a Simultaneous Prequel and sequel to the original game, adopting the framing sequence of a seedy, modern Morgan agent, recalling the case he took on just before the events of Deadly Premonition 1 in the late 2000s. You could almost look at this as Fire Walk With itself. Me from Deadly Premonition.
We’ll have to see if sloughing off the Switch’s puny Tegra X1 processor is enough to cure Deadly Premonition 2 of its performance issues, but I can already confirm that, stylistically at least, it’s a worthy successor to the goofy and creepy first murder mystery game. . If you share the same brain disease that makes me love these games and you don’t have a Nintendo Switch, Deadly Premonition 2 for PC is for you. currently on sale for $28 (opens in new tab)30% off.