Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Night School Studio
Release Date: May 31, 2016

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'Oxenfree' (ALL) Adds New Game+ Mode, Also Coming To PS4 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2016 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT

Inspired by classic cult films like Stand by Me and Poltergeist, Oxenfree is a supernatural adventure game about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift.

Rites of passage and Senior year traditions set the stage for a group of friends sneaking off to Edwards Island, an old military outpost with no phone service. The game plays out over one night, as a group of high school students on an annual school trip to a decommissioned military island decide to “miss” the last ferry back and spend the night on the island. Players will take on the role of Alex as she brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party gone horribly wrong.

The festivities are framed by a dangerous sneak to a forbidden beach, celebrating with friends and navigating prickly situations with enemies. But the night takes a horrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly rift spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you.

Oxenfree will be receiving a slew of new content with alternate endings, new dialogue and locations in its New Game+ Mode.

The Oxenfree New Game+ Mode is a surreal continuation of the story of Alex and her friends on a decommissioned military island and offers new locations and additional endings that serve as an extension of the story. Upon completing the story once, players are met at the start of a new game with fresh dialogue choices and a creeping sense of deja vu. With this feature, players will be able to further change the supernatural events of Edwards Island and the spectres that inhabit it.

In addition to the New Game+ Mode, the PS4 version of Oxenfree will use the DualShock 4 controller like the supernaturally charged radio in the game, syncing color glow changes on the light bar and playing broadcasts through the controller’s speaker.

Additionally, an Oxenfree PS4 Dynamic Theme will debut next month in the PlayStation Store. The theme will showcase a dynamically evolving version of Edwards Island, where an appropriate scene from the game will be represented on screen based on the real time of day. This Theme can be purchased alone or in a bundle with the game.

Lastly, players on all platforms will receive a behind-the-scenes documentary series in the game, showcasing the process of taking Oxenfree from concept to a finished surreal thriller.

“As fans have consistently asked for a PlayStation 4 version of Oxenfree, we set out to do something really special for the PS4 debut, unlike anything any other narrative game has tried,” says Sean Krankel, Co-Founder of Night School Studio. “Fans have become so attached to Alex and her friends, so we created this New Game+ mode to let them impact and continue her story in a crazy way that both deepens the experience and makes it highly replayable. We want everyone to get lost in the world of Oxenfree for a long time.”

Key Features:

  • An intelligent conversation system that changes the story, your relationships, and the environment based on your decisions
  • Script by Xeric Award-winning Adam Hines (Duncan the Wonderdog, The Wolf Among Us)
  • A deep, mysterious radio mechanic
  • An original soundtrack by scntfc (Galak-Z, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Fez Remixes
  • Art by Disney alum Heather Gross
  • Featuring voice talent such as Erin Yvette (Snow in The Wolf Among Us, Sasha in Tales From the Borderlands), Britanni Johnson (“Angel” from Borderlands, Borderlands 2), and Gavin Hammon (Kenny in The Walking Dead, Beast in The Wolf Among Us, Tomb Raider)

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