Just like my coffee predicted.
2010’s Deadly Premonition is one of the absolute strangest games I have ever experienced. The story is completely bonkers, the gameplay mechanics are held together with sticky tape and gum, and the graphics looked an entire generation out of date. If those sound like negatives, then you’re right, on their own, they would most certainly be negatives. But that game was so bizarre, so perfectly broken, that it looped back around and became incredible. If you’ve never played Deadly Premonition, you are actually missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
For those of you who have played the first game, then good news, you won’t have to wait much longer for the sequel. In a trailer released today, Rising Star Games confirmed that Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise will release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on July 10, 2020. The game partially follows FBI agent Aaliyah Davis as she tries to solve a murder case in the present day, but the perspective will also Switch to our favorite monologuing agent Francis “York” Morgan as he solves a different case in New Orleans in the past. Also, apparently you can take bayou rides, go skateboarding, and go bowling. There’s no rules anymore, what are “rules” even? You don’t talk about “rules” with Deadly Premonition, you just let it come as it is.
If you’re interested in experiencing the first game, either again or for the first time, the Switch port, Deadly Premonition Origins, is currently on sale in the eShop for 50% off until May 17. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a turkey, jam, and cereal sandwich calling my name.