Yesterday’s Nintendo Indie World showcased many new and interesting games coming to the Switch (and other platforms) throughout 2021 and beyond. The biggest announcement perhaps was the reveal right at the end that a sequel to the much-loved Oxenfree is in development and will be launching later this year.
“Five years after the events of Oxenfree, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena. What she finds is more than she bargained for”. Currently announced for the Nintendo Switch and PC (though will likely come to other platforms too), Oxenfree II continues to offer the same unique stylings and dark undertones which were praised in the first game.
The original Oxenfree released in 2016 and received consistent and high praise from both critics and fans alike, with particular commendation being given to the game’s characters, who felt incredibly human and real.
Oxenfree was nominated for a number of awards, including the Golden Joystick for ‘Best Storytelling’ and ‘Best Indie Game’, the Game Award for ‘Best Narrative’, as well as BAFTA nominations for ‘Best Narrative’ and ‘Best Debut Game’.
With Oxenfree delivering so strongly on its characters and story, it will be interesting to see where developers Night School Studio will take Riley and her friends next. Fortunately, fans won’t have too long to wait to find out.
KitGuru says: Are you excited for Oxenfree II? What did you think of the first game? What was your favourite game shown off at the Indie World showcase? Let us know down below.