Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro, creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, has apologized on Twitter for the mishandling of a transgender character in Deadly Premonition 2, which Suehiro wrote and directed. The game was released on Friday for Nintendo Switch.
This inappropriate depiction was brought to attention in a USGamer review last week, which noted that many inhabitants of the game address the transgender character using the wrong pronouns and the character’s abandoned birth name.
Suehiro, who does not speak English, delivered his message on Twitter using Google to translate. “I might have hurt transgender people in my scenario,” Suehiro wrote. “It wasn’t intentional. I am really sorry for that. Some scenes will be sanity checked by a team that included [sic] diversity. And I will rewrite that scene ASAP.”