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Deadly Premonition 2 “Sanity Checked” Update Now Live

Deadly Premonition 2

Director and writer Hidetaka Suehiro (“Swery”) has announced the update for Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is now live, altering some of the game’s controversial content.

We previously reported Swery announced some scenes will be updated, after being “sanity checked by a team that included diversity” due to some of its characters being transphobic.

Now, Swery has confirmed via Twitter that the update is now live. In addition to fixing undisclosed bugs and glitches, future updates will also fix the game’s frame-rate issues.

You can read the full statement below.

“Dear DP2 fans,

Dev team, Publisher and the sanity check team worked so hard that we were able to release the 1st patch.

The scenario where problem occurred has been fixed. I didn’t change the important point of the story of this work, and I was able to make changes only where I wanted to make corrections.
Therefore, I am confident that fans who were worried that “this fix may change the essence of the game” will be reassured.

Of course we also fixed bugs/glitches that we knew. Regarding frame rate improvement, we plan to gradually improve it.
This patch is only partially fixing of frame rate, but we are preparing the next patch after this, ASAP. Please expect and wait.

I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed to urgent patching and to the fans who support Deadly Premonition.
I Love You All!!”

Producer Tomio Kanazawa also confirmed future updates would add inverted camera controls. Those who have played the update note the new lines are not voiced. Skateboard conversations no longer activate automatically (requiring a button prompt), as well as lowering of some sounds.

You can find the rundown of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise (via Rising Star Games) below.


Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a sequel to Deadly Premonition that takes place in present-day Boston. Through unique storytelling, venture back in time to Le Carré and uncover the mysteries buried within the once peaceful town. Serving as both a sequel and prequel to the original Deadly Premonition, follow Agents Davis and Jones as they begin a new investigation into the Le Carré serial murders. Through the memories of a former FBI agent, go back in time to Le Carré and step into the role of Special Agent York to begin unraveling the mystery.

  • Return as FBI Special Agent York and experience a brand-new murder mystery!
  • Both a prequel and a sequel: A historic investigation to uncover the murder mystery in Le Carré
  • An open-ended adventure: Travel around the town of Le Carré by foot or skateboard
  • Mini-games: Bowling, Bayou Ride, Skateboard Challenge, and more
  • Customization: Customize your character and upgrade your skateboard for improved speed and landing more difficult tricks

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is available now on Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review here.

Image: Rising Star Games

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