Well, this is something that happens quite rarely in the video game industry. Some players of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise have been upset by the game’s chosen depiction of a transgender character present in the narrative. Game designer Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro is taking complete, unabashed responsibility to address and remedy those hurt feelings. On Twitter, he provided an English statement touchingly and hilariously written with “Google-sensei” (Google Translate, we presume), so that it would come straight from his heart. Swery has apologized for the insensitive depiction of the transgender character, which he never intended to be insensitive, and he will “rewrite that scene ASAP” (which scene or scenes is unclear) once a team has helped him to develop a better depiction.
Good morning everyone.
I need to tell you about my apologies about DP2.
So I wrote message by myself with Google-sensei.
Please forgive my poor english skills.
— Hidetaka SWERY SueHERO (@Swery65) July 13, 2020
This is pretty spectacular all around and demonstrates the kind of person Swery really is. He’s not just the goofy (crazy?) fun-loving presence he exudes on Twitter. He’s a game designer who wants to be inclusive and cares about creating an experience that all of his fans can enjoy.
I mean, sure, Deadly Premonition 2‘s frame rate is still an unforgivable train wreck, but Rising Star Games is looking into that as well. Someday, Deadly Premonition 2 might be a game everyone can actually enjoy. Someday.
Anyway, kudos, Swery. You didn’t just apologize and call it a day.