Deadly Premonition Origins on Switch has major sound issues, but a patch is in the works

By James O'Connor, Monday, 9 September 2019 02:14 GMT

Did you hear that, Zach? No? Shit, neither did I.

In last week’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo dropped a bombshell with the announcement of Deadly Premonition 2 coming to Switch. They also pulled a classic stealth release with Deadly Premonition Origins, a port of the first game, available on the Switch right away.

Fans were excited, of course, but there have been some issues with the version of the game that’s now available on the Switch. Deadly Premonition has always been a little janky, which is part of its charm and led to its infamous divisiveness (as I pointed out on Twitter, even the press release I received about the game’s release noted IGN’s 2/10 review). But some of the issues – like the way sound effects can cut out when you’re driving, or music and dialog fall away sometimes – could do with a patch.

The game’s director, Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro, has promised that the developers of the port are working on a patch, and that more news will be incoming about that soon.

Swery, who is the writer and director of Deadly Premonition 2, has also noted that he’s not directly involved in the port himself, so there’s no need to send him bug reports.

Deadly Premonition Origins is available now on Switch, but it’s perhaps worth waiting for this patch before you start the game.

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