Update, 5 p.m. PT: Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro has confirmed via Twitter that he is returning to write and direct the sequel. He is also currently working on The Good Life with his studio White Owls, and last year released the platformer The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories, which he wrote and directed.
Today's Nintendo Direct keeps rolling along with unexpected (and expected) announcements, maybe the biggest among them being the reveal of a sequel to Deadly Premonition, the cult hit from director Swery. Deadly Premonition is a clunky game, to say the least, but it's beloved for its weird spirit and shameful homaging of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.
Its sequel, formally titled Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, is set in Boston in the year 2019 and in New Orleans, 14 years after the events of the original game. The game stars FBI agent Aaliyah Davis and the familiar Francis York Morgan, the protagonist from the first game. It's aiming for release in 2020.
As an added bonus, the first Deadly Premonition is launching today on Nintendo Switch as Deadly Premonition Origins. Seeing the announcement trailer, I'm already humming that whistle tune.