Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals has been announced for a 2021 release on Nintendo Switch.
A sequel to the highly acclaimed 2016 supernatural teen drama, the game is set five years after the events of the original, and puts us in the shoes of Riley, who “returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances.”
The first game was an interactive mystery drama with some very smart ideas about how to present branching dialogue, something the new game seems likely to build on. Oxenfree 2 builds on those ideas and from a gameplay perspective looks familiar to anyone who played the first. Venture around new areas in search of a mysterious signal and experience supernatural events.
We awarded Oxenfree an 8.2 review back in 2016, saying that it was “like walking through a stunning painting, listening to the idle chatter and revealing talks of (sometimes unnatural-sounding) teenagers.”