Deadly Premonition and D4 Creator Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro Leaves Access Games


Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro, the creator of cult classic hits like Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, has left Access Games.

The Japanese creator announced the news on both his English and Japanese Twitter accounts, pointing to the progress he’s made in a year of treatment for his reactive hypoglycemia illness.

“It’s been roughly a year since I started treatment,” Suehiro said in his Japanese tweet. “I have something to report. I, Swery, have stepped down as company director in Access Games as of August 31st, 2016. What? Took a while to reveal?! This is how it went. I’ll announce something later about what I’m doing next. Thank you for your support!”

Finally, Suehiro also tweeted out in English, saying:

“Day 360, Unfortunately I retired from Access Games after all. However Don’t worry, because my health condition is getting be fine. Love you!”

We’ll keep you guys posted once Swery reveals his next endeavor. You better believe he’s still in it to make weird and creepy video games or stories – his most recently penned story has a detective solving mysteries via masturbating.

In case you missed it – you can find our review for Deadly Premonition here (we highly recommend it). Have you enjoyed Deadly Premonition and/or D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die? Sound off in the comments below!


Brandon Orselli


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  • Louis

    Does this mean we’re never getting D4 Season 2?

  • Ganwi Dekani


  • Will3316

    Hope he gets better and finds success elsewhere.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    >his most recently penned story has a detective solving mysteries via masturbating.

    The absolute Mad Man

  • Tubsiwub

    Oh my god, I hope he gets better! According to him… he is. But Iwata’s death was a massive shocker, and I feel that anything can happen.

  • Nagato

    Hope he’ll join Suda at Grasshopper.

  • TheCynicalReaper

    Sounds about right, actually.
    This is why you NEVER leave ANYTHING on a cliffhanger.
    You can have an overarcing story that is never finished, but the main plot of that work must end before you sign off on it, otherwise it’s a cliffhanger forever

  • giygas

    Where have I heard that before

  • vonSanneck

    The amount of wacky might end us all.

  • Uncle Ocelot


  • Uncle Ocelot

    A female detective no less.
    M A D M A N

  • 2501

    It’s nice to know his health is getting better but….D4 Season 2 is highly unlikely now :”( I am absolutely devastated about that.

  • 2501

    Avant….garrrade :( R.I.P. D4

  • sanic

    This is the worst Halloween ever

  • Arenegeth

    Must be a fan of Key and Peele.

  • So does this mean D4 will never be completed? how sad.

  • ScarredBushido

    nice way to go though :)

  • ScarredBushido

    i really like deadly premonition, had that b rated film feel.

  • Qmish

    he worked on some SNK fighting games in 90s

  • Qmish

    Too bad Suda is just a president or smth now and havent actually directed a game for a long time

  • Raspberry

    LUL butthurt Gaben’s personal faggot is BUTTHURT KEK