Toybox Inc., and Rising Star Games announced that Hidetaka Suehiro’s Dead Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2020. The reveal of the sequel to the 2010 mystery-horror title is a decade late but it was enough to get it trending on social media.
Nintendo rolled out a teaser trailer for the sequel, explaining the basic premise for the upcoming game. Much like other Western titles that have wrongly jumped in on the whole diversity initiative, the story centers around FBI agent Aaliyah Davis, who travels to Boston, Massachusetts to investigate a cold case about a serial killer.
Unbeknownst to Davis, she mistakenly opens a door to the past, where the story recounts events involving agent Francis York Morgan.
You can get a glimpse of the teaser below that aired during the September 4th Nintendo Direct, courtesy of GameXPlain.
We don’t get to see much of the game, but the third-person navigation, combat, and some vehicular sequences will all be present in the title.
According to the trailer players will bounce back and forth between the past and the present, playing as Morgan in the past and Davis in the present.
The original game became a sleeper hit due to how bizarre and terrible it was, giving gamers both a good laugh and something entertaining to sink their teeth into.
The biggest problem is obviously the ever-present notion that some sort of creative venality has taking place at Toybox and someone(s) from California influenced them to get diverse with the playable characters in the sequel.
One can hope that that’s not the case, but nearly every time the diversity-sense is triggered it usually turns out to be correct. Gamers escape into playing games to get away from the sociopolitics that have ruined real life. It would be a shame if Dead Premonition 2 fell subject to that. We’ll find out when the game drops in 2020.