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Deadly Premonition 2 Hits Switch in July

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Deadly Premonition 2: Blessing In Disguise is exclusively coming to Switch on July 10, the team behind the game announced today.

The sequel to the Lynchian cult classic was first revealed in a 2019 Nintendo Direct, and to much surprise, was announced to be a Switch exclusive. It's unclear whether that means it's a timed-exclusive or a true Switch-only title, but at least for this summer, you'll only find it on Nintendo's handheld.

Deadly Premonition 2 acts as both a sequel and a prequel to the original 2010 game as players take control once again of Agent Francis York Morgan, but this time he's residing in modern-day Boston, while the story travels to the past to Le Carré, Louisiana where players relive an earlier case for Agents Davis and Jones.

In the series' beloved strangeness, you can travel the open world of Le Carré by foot or by skateboard, and mini-games such as bowling, bayou ride, and skateboard challenges are available too, for the unexpected downtime an FBI agent may find themselves in possession of even during a serial murder investigation. 

The original Deadly Premonition became a cult hit after its low budget and peculiar script earned it the attention of 2010 YouTubers and video game outlets. Despite its middling to low review scores, it remains an unforgettable favorite for many players and has since spawned a director's cut as well as a recent Switch port. That port wasn't reviewed by many, just eight critics on OpenCritic, and it settled into a 70 score.

If the sequel is ever to hit other platforms, no one is saying so just yet. But if you've got a Switch, you can find it in stores (should nay be open by then) or on the eShop beginning July 10.

 

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