Deadly Premonition is Getting a Switch Port and Sequel

Another port is on the way, but this announcement was a bit more exciting with the reveal of a brand-new sequel.

By L.B. Lubomski

Nintendo's latest reveal showcase brought the announcement that open-world survival horror game Deadly Premonition is not only getting a Switch port, but also an exclusive sequel on the hybrid console. The campy title was originally released on the Xbox 360 back in 2010.

It follows FBI Agent Francis York Morgan as he explores the town of Greenvale, Washington following the ritualistic murder of a young girl. Morgan has to uncover the secrets of the town in order to find the murderer, which includes interacting with the town’s residents, playing mini-games like darts and fishing, and maintaining his sleep and hunger levels. It’s sort of like a quirky horror version of Shenmue. A director’s cut of the game was later released on several platforms in 2013.

The sequel will be titled Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise and will follow a new character, FBI Agent Aaliyah Davis, who reopens a cold case in Boston with unexpected ties to Francis York Morgan. Through a series of flashbacks, players will be able to resume the role of Morgan as he investigates the aforementioned case in New Orleans from fourteen years ago.

The port, officially titled Deadly Premonition Origins, is available now on the Nintendo eShop. Fans in Europe and Australia will have a chance to pick up a physical edition of the game later this year in November. The sequel, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, will release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.

Are you excited to see more from Deadly Premonition, or are you merely thinking about giving this franchise a try? Sound off below!

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.