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Deadly Premonition 2 coming to Switch, original now available

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise will likely be a blessing or a curse (depending on what you thought of the original).

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Deadly Premonition 2?!

At last night’s September Direct, Nintendo continued to deliver Switch games we never, ever dreamed we’d see. The publisher packed a megaton of surprises into the 40-minute presentation. Most shocking of all? The announcement that Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s cult hit Deadly Premonition.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a prequel to the original 2010 open-world survival horror game. DP2 introduces Aaliyah Davis, an FBI agent investigating a case from 14 years earlier, initially investigated by Francis York Morgan, the protagonist of the first game.

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Meanwhile, on Twitter, Swery was as cheery and upbeat as ever about the game’s announcement.

To hold fans over until Deadly Premonition 2’s 2020 release, Nintendo has released a port of the first game. The re-release is called Deadly Premonition Origins.

Deadly Premonition is an incredibly polarizing game. It scored a 10/10 at Destructoid and a 2/10 at IGN. If you’re considering picking it up, know that your mileage will surely vary.

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