Developer Toybox Inc. and publisher Rising Star Games have announced that Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise will launch for Nintendo Switch on July 10 for $49.99 physically and on the eShop. The game is the sequel (and also prequel) to an incredibly bizarre detective story, which made its way to Switch as Deadly Premonition Origins (currently 50% off on the eShop). The game’s new trailer is exactly as you’d expect it to be. It looks like the opening credits to an action movie from the ’90s and has a nice explosion when SWERY’s name pops up, as well as that all-important release date.
Much like the first game, Deadly Premonition 2 will be an open-world mystery adventure, though hopefully it fixes up a few of the things that made the first game less than optimal.
The game’s story sees you once again take on the role of Special Agent York via flashbacks, but in the present you also play as two new protagonists, Agents Davis and Jones. The story takes place in the town of Le Carré, a peaceful town that is once again hiding a mysterious secret. A series of murders has brought the agents to the town, and through chatting with residents, eating amazing sandwiches, and driving for real-time stretches, players will slowly uncover the killer.
While the first game saw York walk, run, or drive, this time around you have the option to skateboard too. In your downtime there will be some new mini-games to participate in, such as a “Bayou Ride,” bowling, or showing off your skills on that skateboard.
Finally, it will also be possible to customize your character in Deadly Premonition 2. While York could only be equipped with different suits, this time around you can change a lot more. Part of this customization includes changing the style of your skateboard, as well as upgrading parts to perform better tricks and go faster.