A brand new trailer for Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise has been released. The trailer also includes the game’s release date, which we now know will be the 10th of July 2020.
The new trailer is a video with opening credits that are only also seen in Bond movies. The first game’s protagonist, Agent York, is falling through a series of images, which no doubt allude to the game’s cryptic story. The highlight of the video is when the series’ creator’s name, SWERY, pops up in a flash of explosive fire.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is the sequel to Deadly Premonition, a bizarre game that began life as an Xbox exclusive. The insane story and weird yet intentional design choices made it a quirky game that has grown quite a large fan base over the years.
The original game recently came to Nintendo Switch as Deadly Premonition Origins, and soon after the sequel was announced as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
Deadly Premonition 2 will tell the story of Agent York prior to the first game through memories of the sequel’s protagonists, as well as a full story following the events of the first game. It will follow two new agents who are brought to a town in Louisiana, where a series of murders have the locals in a panic.
The imagery used in the game’s trailer links straight into the story of the first game. The large red tree was a core component of many elements of the original, and it seems set to be the root cause of the issues in the sequel’s new location.
Alongside the trailer, some new information about the game was revealed. It seems as though many elements will be the same, with players being able to explore the town in real-time, restricted to the daily routines of the inhabitants.
However, now players will be able to move around on skateboards, which sound as though they will play a key role. The skateboard can be upgraded to be faster and perform better tricks. What any of this has to do with solving a crime is a complete mystery, but given how crazy the story of the first game was, it’s sure to link with a series of murders in some barely tangible way.