Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, the much-demanded sequel to Oxenfree was announced at today’s Indie World Showcase for the Nintendo Switch.
Developer Night School Studio has announced that the sequel to their critically acclaimed Oxenfree will be launching sometime this year. The original Oxenfree received huge critical praise, garnering 92% positive ratings on Steam, a 3 out of 5 from Eurogamer and an 8.2 from IGN. Night School Studio has gone on to produce other projects including the very successful indie title Afterparty. They also released a mobile title based on the hit Amazon show Mr Robot, which unsurprisingly garnered a lot of love from fans and newcomers alike. Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals’ surprise announcement at the Indie World Showcase, cheekily featuring after the duo narrators had signed off, likely pleased the original game’s many fans.
What Is Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals?
Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals comes five years after the original, and is fittingly set five years later. It will feature a brand-new protagonist named Riley. The original game had multiple endings for the player to explore, adding a lot of replay value to it. It is therefore interesting to speculate which ending the sequel will pick as canon, and as the starting point for its narrative. The new trailer (see above) doesn’t say a lot about the title lasting just under a minute long. It does feature a lot of the same iconography from the first game and help cement the series’ eerie tone.
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