Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals Introduces A New Setting And New Characters

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals Introduces A New Setting And New Characters

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The team at Night School Studio is back to get weird once again with Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals. The sequel to the team's beloved 2016 debut was announced during today's Nintendo Indie Showcase.

"Words cannot begin to express how happy I am to finally talk about OXENFREE II: Lost Signals,” said Sean Krankel, co-founder and studio director at Night School Studio. “OXENFREE is such a special game to us, and it has been an incredible experience to revisit this world. We’re eager to welcome our players back while inviting newcomers to embark on an adventure with an entirely new cast of characters that retains the weird, heartfelt, and personalized experience of the original."

Oxenfree 2 will tell a new story with a new character, Riley, an environmental researcher who returns to her hometown Camena to investigate a supernatural mystery involving radio signals and, you know, the usual interdimensional ghosts and whatnot.

The game will be published by MWM Interactive which expressed great excitement for working with the Night School team on this follow-up to one of last gen gaming's most beloved indie games. 

"We are such huge fans of OXENFREE and Night School Studio’s impact on the storytelling in games.  Their deep characters and incredible writing are iconic and we are excited to help bring players back into this world,” said Ethan Stearns, executive vice president of MWM Interactive. “OXENFREE II: Lost Signals will continue to build on what players loved so much about the original, with a new story that carries the essence of OXENFREE while offering an entry point into the franchise for those who haven’t played the first game.”

The first game launched in 2016 to "Strong" reviews, earning an 81 average from, coincidentally, 81 critics.

 

 

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