Walkin’ and talkin’ thriller recreation Oxenfree has simply introduced an upcoming sequel with a brand new solid of talkative spook hunters. Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts will observe new characters, however embody that pure dialogue system of Night time College Studio’s authentic Oxenfree and their newer Afterparty. You’ll be able to catch the primary spooky trailer proper right here for the newly-announced sequel that is coming later in 2021.
Set 5 years after the occasions of the unique, Misplaced Alerts “follows the story of Riley, an environmental researcher who returns to her hometown Camena to research mysterious radio frequency indicators inflicting disturbances in digital gear all through the city and stumbles upon ghostly happenings,” Night time College say.
“Oxenfree is such a particular recreation to us, and it has been an unimaginable expertise to revisit this world,” says studio director Sean Krankel. “We’re desperate to welcome our gamers again whereas inviting newcomers to embark on an journey with a completely new solid of characters that retains the bizarre, heartfelt, and customized expertise of the unique.”
As with the unique, Misplaced Alerts is bound to incorporate loads of chatter between characters as you journey. Oxenfree remains to be sitting in my backlog, good as I’ve usually heard it’s, however Samuel Horti has defined for you the enjoyment of Oxenfree’s dialogue system. The important thing little bit of it’s the timing, and how one can select to interrupt your mates or keep silent, each of which have impacts on the dialog.
“The solid converse over each other, minimize their pals off mid-sentence and depart life like gaps of silence that stretch on awkwardly till someone says ‘so…’, and strikes on,” Horti says. “It’s all well-written, however the wonderful dialogue system signifies that it’s probably not what the characters say that makes them come alive, however when they are saying it.”
Over in RPS’s Afterparty overview, Alice Bee says that Night time College’s second recreation feels even strongre an punchier than their first. It is a completely completely different tone, thoughts—humorous as an alternative of freaky—however the pure dialogue system works nicely once more and the writing itself remains to be on level.
So hey, extra Oxenfree sounds swell. Maybe having a sequel creeping up will make me extra prone to steal a couple of hours to play the unique one first.
Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts would not have a agency launch date but, however is anticipated to launch this 12 months. You will discover it over on Steam when it does.