Deadly Premonition 2 has just got a brand new patch on the Nintendo Switch, its second patch since it first launched earlier this month. This new patch aims to fix various bugs and glitches, as well as get started on the road to significantly improving the frame rate.
The news comes from director Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro earlier today on July 21. The director writers that "the scenario where the problem occurred has been fixed," referencing a scene with a transgender character that was largely criticized upon release. Over on the Deadly Premonition 2 subreddit, one player elaborated on this, saying that the "deadnaming and misgendering got cleaned up from York's end by editing or removing lines." Although this person notes that it's kind of "awkwardly handled," it's nice to see this resolved by Swery and Rising Star Games so quickly.
"This patch is only partially fixing of frame rate," Swery continues. The director elaborates, saying that the team at Rising Star Games are preparing a patch for release ASAP after this, that it sounds like will take a bigger step forward to fixing the much-maligned frame rate of Deadly Premonition 2 on the Nintendo Switch.
Fans have also been sounding off on the patch since it was released earlier today on the game's subreddit. "Frame rate has seen improvement, still not near ideal but the game feels better and more responsive," one player writes. "Game is a lot more enjoyable," writes another player.
Deadly Premonition 2 didn't exactly review favorably here at USgamer. In his review, Mat notes that the sequel loses the magic of the original, which at least was deliberate in its jank. Swery and Rising Star Games promised that patches were in the works shortly after release, and we now have two patches since release.