The sequel to cult classic Deadly Premonition, called Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, got a new cinematic trailer. In it, the game is presented as a TV show, mirroring the original and the intentional parallels with Twin peaks. Also, the trailer reveals the game’s launch date to be July 10th, 2020. Deadly Premonition 2 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
A little over ten years ago, developer Hidetaka Suehiro, aka SWERY or Swery65, blessed the gaming world with Deadly Premonition. It is a beautiful collection of haughty ideas and shoddy execution that leaves many confused or upset, but never indifferent. I tend to describe it as Twin Peaks as made by Tommy Wiseau of The Room fame, if Tommy Wiseau made video games instead of movies. In short, it’s such a mess that it’s undeniably a work of art. If you haven’t experienced it, stop whatever you’re doing, and go play it.
So, it is with great exultation that I bring you the new trailer released for the sequel, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise. It plays as opening credits to a horror / detective TV show, clearly leaning into the comparisons made with Twin Peaks by many. Except, when it comes to the trailer specifically, it clearly mimics the style of the True Detective credits, what with the visuals and dark, country-ish music. Also, and most importantly, the trailer reveals the games launch date: July 10th, 2020. Mark your calendars.
I too would be marking my calendar, but unfortunately, Deadly Premonition 2 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. I don’t own one, so I can only hope that the game will come out on some other platform later on. Those of you that do have a Switch, feast your eyes on the trailer below, and, if the sequel is anything like the original, get ready to experience something truly special.