The creator has received criticism for the way in which multiple characters refer to another character’s deadname — that is, the birth name abandoned by that person — alongside their former pronouns in-game.
“I realized by pointed out from friends, I might have hurt transgender people in my scenario,” he wrote on Twitter, aided by Google Translator. “It wasn’t intentional. I am really sorry for that.
“Some scenes with be sanity checked by a team that included diversity. And I will [rewrite] that scene ASAP,” he continued. “So please continue to support Deadly Premonition.
“I’m the one writing the scenario. So the characters are not responsible. [It’s] my fault. Please don’t hate them.”
Deadly Premonition 2 is currently available on Nintendo Switch.