Deadly Premonition 2 Might Secretly be D4 2 as Well
You’d be forgiven for not remembering Deadly Premonition creator Swery65’s game, Dark Dreams Don’t Die. D4, as it was stylized, was an Xbox One and PC exclusive episodic adventure series that followed in Deadly Premonition‘s footsteps of being incredibly ambitious, incredibly weird, and niche. This sadly lead to the Dark Dreams very much dying as the series never received more than one episode and since has become all but a weird curio for fans of the director.
Since then, the chances of having the story continued have been basically zilch, and Swery65 has been very open about how not a thing doing more episodes of D4 is. That said, eagle-eyed fans have noticed that he might be taking an opportunity to follow up on D4‘s story in a non-traditional way with Deadly Premonition 2. Twitter user and well-known leaker of all things Resident Evil, Aesthetic Gamer, aka Dusk Golem, postulated that the new title might actually be a stealth sequel to D4 as well as being a full sequel to Deadly Premonition (and based on timelines, a prequel to Deadly Premonition).
Random observation: I think Deadly Premonition 2 is also a stealth sequel to D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. The apartment Aaliyah is on the present is a run-down version of David Young's home, and the trailer mentioms Boston is part of the game.
— AestheticGamer (@AestheticGamer1) September 5, 2019
We took a moment to do a comparison and, yeah, that sure is David’s home in the trailer, albeit with a lot of time having passed and clearly some new interior decorating. Of course, it is worth remembering that it might just be a cute Easter egg for fans, as D4 also had easter eggs regarding Deadly Premonition. On top of this, D4 was published by Microsoft and Playism. There’s no way of knowing if Swery even has the rights to do anything with the characters and universe of D4 at the moment. Fingers crossed for fans of that game, but neither Microsoft (obviously) or Playsim have anything to do with Deadly Premonition 2, which is being published by Rising Star Games. We’ll find out eventually I guess.
Until then, all we can do is wait, as Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise releases some time next year. The original game, under the title of Deadly Premonition: Origins is available right now on Switch, though.