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Oxenfree sequel announced during Nintendo’s Indie World event

A follow-up to the 2016 mystery game is coming in 2021

Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Night School Studio’s 2016 supernatural mystery game Oxenfree is getting a sequel: Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals. Nintendo announced the game during its Indie World showcase on Wednesday.

Oxenfree 2 is set five years after the events of the original game, according to a news release. The game features a whole new group of characters, but stars Riley, an environmental researcher. “Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing disturbances,” Night School Studio explained in a statement.

Oxenfree 2 has a very similar look and feel to the original game, but the developer said players will be able to “shape [the story] is unexpected ways with the choices they make.”

Oxenfree 2 is expected out in 2021 on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam, according to a tweet from the developer. No other platforms were announced. You can watch Oxenfree 2’s announcement trailer in the video embedded above.

Oxenfree is Night School Studio’s 2016 debut. Night School Studio followed up Oxenfree with a Mr. Robot game, then released Afterpartya game about drinking in hell — in 2019. The developer released Next Stop Nowhere, an Apple Arcade exclusive, in 2020,

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