Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts lastly acquired a launch date. Through the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, held early Thursday, developer Evening College Studio confirmed that its long-delayed supernatural thriller sequel is now arriving July 12 on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Swap, and Netflix. Whereas the follow-up wasn’t initially related to the unique Oxenfree, a sequence of updates in 2021 added radio transitions that would supply context into some future villains, a bunch known as Parentage. Later that 12 months, Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts acquired delayed into 2023, with the aim of including extra localisation choices.
Evening College Studio additionally dropped a trailer for Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts, which revolves round a brand new character Riley, an environmental researcher returning to her hometown of Camena. This sequel is ready 5 years after the unique and has you examine bizarre electromagnetic waves which are inflicting interference with radio and electrical gear. It is nearly like a poltergeist’s presence — TVs activate and off, planes are unable to navigate, and all radio stations really feel powerless towards the static. Again in 2016’s Oxenfree, a bunch of youngsters on the Edwards Island inadvertently opened a portal, permitting free journey between realities and timelines — akin to Stranger Issues.
However now, the members of a cult group, the aforementioned Parentage, have been prodding on the likelihood of opening a brand new portal and pulling one thing sinister out. “Have you ever seen anybody else round? We have been throughout,” Riley tells her associate within the Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts trailer, hinting they’re traversing by a ghost city and that the cult might need one thing to do with it. The sport works on a simple point-and-click mechanic, the place you faucet into ghostly frequencies utilizing the signature ‘radio mechanic’ as means to speak with supernatural entities and leap again in time through fissures within the pure house. The trailer gives glimpses of a bunch of unnatural occurrences equivalent to a glitchy demon, characters being forcefully levitated, and a bizarre tilting home.
In addition to that, you’ve got acquired the final navigation, which incorporates climbing and rappelling throughout Camena’s hauntingly lovely panorama. There’s additionally a brand new ‘walkie-talkie dialog system’ that allows you to work together with saved contacts and communicate to locals to piece collectively the thriller surrounding the city. Evening College Studio was the primary developer Netflix acquired as a part of the streamer’s pivot into gaming content material. Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts’ launch date reveal comes within the wake of Netflix saying a slate of 40 new video games coming to its platform in 2023.
Oxenfree II: Misplaced Alerts releases July 12 on PC (Steam), PS4, PS5, Nintendo Swap, and Netflix. The primary Oxenfree sport is presently obtainable to Netflix subscribers as a free obtain.