Night time College Studio has delayed its “What is going on on with that radio?” spook-em-up Oxenfree 2: Misplaced Alerts. Initially introduced with a launch date of fall 2021, then pushed into 2022, it is now been delayed into subsequent 12 months. “Seeing your fan artwork, studying your excited feedback, and connecting with you fuels our ambition to make this our greatest sport but”, Night time College stated on Twitter (opens in new tab). “To make OXENFREE II actually particular and add extra localizations, we’re shifting our launch window to 2023.”
The unique Oxenfree made our record of the finest horror video games because of its eerie environment, intelligent twist on the stranded-teenagers subgenre, and wonderful dialogue. In his Oxenfree assessment, Andy Kelly wrote, “Typically, conversations in videogames sound like two folks taking turns to learn out traces. However in Oxenfree the traces movement collectively seamlessly, and you’ll reply at any time by choosing one in every of three solutions. The characters will even react to your silence in the event you don’t reply them, or in the event you resolve to stroll away and ignore them. This, mixed with unbelievable writing and voice performing, makes Oxenfree probably the greatest digital recreations of actual people speaking to one another—which is fortunate, as a result of the dialogue is nearly continuous.”
Oxenfree 2: Misplaced Alerts will star a brand new protagonist who returns to her hometown, a coastal group known as Camena, and finds it besieged by unnatural electromagnetic phenomena. Like the unique it guarantees to have selections that matter and an in-depth dialogue system, with a brand new mechanic that allows you to use your walkie-talkie to start out a dialog by yourself time wherever you might be.
Night time College launched a comedy sport known as Afterparty in 2019, which did not make fairly as massive a splash as its modern debut. The indie studio was then purchased by Netflix in 2021, and launched a cell version of Oxenfree by them—Netflix stays devoted to cell video games, that means that regardless that its library contains video games like Into the Breach, Moonlighter, and Oxenfree you possibly can’t play them on the laptop computer you most likely watch Netflix on. Oxenfree 2 will nonetheless come out on PC, nonetheless, and can be accessible on Steam (opens in new tab) subsequent 12 months.