Fans of the supernatural genre will be delighted to hear the latest rumor regarding the sequel to the popular mystery adventure game Oxenfree. The sequel, titled Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, will reportedly be released in February next year, according to PlayStation Game Size.
Night School Studio’s debut game Oxenfree was released more than half a decade ago. Influenced by coming-of-age movies, Oxenfree offered a story-driven game with a distinctly spooky aesthetic that finely balances light and dark elements.
If the leak is to be believed, Oxenfree’s haunting images are set to arrive again early next year.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will likely arrive in early February 2022
Twitter account PlayStation Game Size posted that Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is likely to launch on February 8, 2022. Oxenfree II was surprisingly announced earlier this year during Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase in April. The sequel is reportedly set five years after the events of Oxenfree.
In Oxenfree, players played as a teenager named Alex who goes to a local island with a group of friends. The unique nature of the walk and talk mechanic was employed by developers who wanted to avoid cut scenes. Thus, the conversations were mixed with the movement of the characters, something that made it a more immersive experience.
The teens unleash a supernatural force on the island and have to deal with its aftermath. Oxenfree weaves a mysterious dark story with deaths and timeloops as the protagonist accepts his actions. The atmosphere of the game, its branching dialogue, and the characters and their relationships were praised.
In Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, the protagonist is Riley, an adult who is an environmental researcher. He has returned to Camena, the hometown of the characters from the first game, to investigate mysterious radio signals. On Twitter, the developers stated that:
“Riley’s only task as an environmental researcher: to place radio transmitters throughout Camena.”
The composer of the original game, scntfc, come back to score the sequel. The developers have been constantly showing glimpses of the new game and its premise to generate excitement among gamers.
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With the reported leak, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals joins a series of games launching in February 2022. The month is already packed with exciting arrivals, and possibly the biggest being Elden Ring. The community is excited to get their hands on the sequel and can’t wait for February to roll out.