Deadly Premonition 2 announced, is a Nintendo Switch exclusive for now

Nintendo’s recent Direct broadcast turned out to be pretty jam packed. Many had expected the Japanese video game publisher to maybe hone in on one or two upcoming games, perhaps book-ending the livestream with a couple of neat announcements.

However, even next to Overwatch, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, new Smash Bros. content, and the SNES game library reveals, the announcement of a Deadly Premonition sequel is pretty damn wild.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise was unveiled during the Nintendo Direct and will be coming to the Switch some time in 2020. On top of that, Deadly Premonition: Origins – a port of the first game – is now available to download via the eShop.

Since the news broke many have been asking whether Deadly Premonition 2 will appear on others platforms including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. After all, for those who remember, Deadly Premonition made its divisive debut exclusively on Xbox 360 back in 2010 before a Director’s Cut edition launched on other platforms.

There’s been no confirmation as of yet though it seems pretty likely that Deadly Premonition 2 will make its way over… eventually. According to PushSquare – who reached out to Rising Star Games co-founder Brjánn Sigurgeirsson – the game is currently a timed exclusive.

Sigurgeirsson stated that the publisher is “not discussing other platforms at this stage” which is understandable. It’s likely that some deal or partnership with Nintendo exists. With Deadly Premonition 2 having had its big reveal during a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it would be a weird move for Rising Star to then also confirm a PlayStation, Xbox, and PC version.

There’s a good many who likely haven’t heard of the original Deadly Premonition. It’s a niche open world detective game with action gameplay, equally lauded and torn apart by critics when it first launched in 2010.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise has no confirmed launch date for now. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of it (including gameplay and story details) in the not too distant future.

Source: PushSquare

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