Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller released in 2016 by Night School Studio. Yesterday, during the Nintendo Indie World Event a trailer was dropped for the upcoming sequel to the game; Oxenfree II: Lost Signals. This is the studio’s fourth game.
Night School Studio was founded in 2014 by cousins Sean Krankel and Adam Hines. They’re known for their player-driven narrative games; which combine wonder, danger and humor. Oxenfree was the first game released by them, followed by Afterparty; a game about trying to out drink Satan. Their latest game, Next Stop Nowhere is for the Apple Arcade, which is about a courier who gets thrown into adventure.
Information from the Trailer
The trailer gave a bit of information to what the sequel is about. The game takes place five years after the original game. First, we follow the character Riley who returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio signals. Anyone who is a fan of the original game knows about the mysterious radio signals. Something the developers mentioned is that the player will be able to shape the story in unexpected ways based on the choices they make.
The sequel does share a lot of similarities to the original game; for example, the has the same look and feel of Oxenfree but with a new group of characters. As well, it was mentioned how the radio signals from the previous game make a return. In addition, the natural dialogue that made the first game feel special will be returning. The dialogue was affected by the choice of the player or if the player stayed silent.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is supposed to release this year for PC and switch as no other platform releases were mentioned. The developers said that players don’t need to play Oxenfree to enjoy its sequel. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is available to be wishlisted on Steam.