Nintendo concluded its latest indie showcase with the surprise reveal that developer Night School Studio is working on a sequel to 2016’s Oxenfree. Called Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, the supernatural narrative-driven adventure game will release sometime in 2021.
Taking place five years after the events of the original game, Oxenfree II sees you take control of Riley, who returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate the cause of several supernatural disturbances. These curious disruptions seem to be tied to strange radio frequencies, just like the strange rifts in the first game.
Based on the trailer, it doesn’t look like Oxenfree II will connect too heavily to the first game (and how could it, with how many different ways it can possibly end), so you’ll likely be able to just jump into this game. But that doesn’t mean you should skip out on Oxenfree, which remains an awesome game.
In GameSpot’s Oxenfree review, Alexa Ray Corriea wrote, “Oxenfree is more than a ghost story with a Freaks and Geeks-like coating. It’s a tale of coping with loss, broken relationships, and the inflexibility with which teenagers deal with sudden change, all layered under an alarming paranormal encounter. I left Oxenfree feeling hollow and strained, emotionally spent yet excited to play again and uncover more of the mystery.”
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