MWM Interactive and Night School Studio have revealed that Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is in development for Nintendo Switch, news that was shared to close last week’s Indie World showcase.
This highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Oxenfree is set five years after the events of the original game and will star an all-new cast of characters.
It will follow the story of Riley, an environmental researcher who returns to her hometown Camena to look into mysterious radio frequency signals that are causing disturbances in electronic equipment throughout the town – leading her to stumble upon a paranormal mystery.
“Words cannot begin to express how happy I am to finally talk about Oxenfree II: Lost Signals,” explains Night School Studio co-founder and studio director Sean Krankel. “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.”
MWM Interactive executive vice president Ethan Stearns adds: “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. 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.”
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Fall 2021.