Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: MWM Interactive
Developer: Night School Studio
Release Date: July 12, 2023

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'Oxenfree II: Lost Signals' Celebrates Series 7th Anniversary With New Info Reveal - Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2023 @ 11:21 a.m. PST

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals features an all-new cast of characters in a narrative driven, supernatural mystery-thriller set five years after the events of the original.

Five years after the events of Oxenfree, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio signals. What she finds is more than she bargained for.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is a player-driven narrative game that follows the story of Riley, an environmental researcher who returns to her hometown Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing disturbances in electronic equipment throughout the town and stumbles upon ghostly happenings. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will offer players an exciting and original story as they dive deeper into a paranormal mystery.

A campsite where people mysteriously vanish. A bridge that’s always cold, even in summer. Woods where a disturbed killer still wanders the trail. In Camena — a community in Northern Oregon — that story is about a submarine from World War 2 and a collection of lost and terrifying spirits.

In Oxenfree II, you’ll use much of the same tools as the original Oxenfree, a narrative game revolving around a robust conversation system and a radio that tunes into supernatural signals.

In Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, you play as Riley Poverly. If you’ve watched our teaser trailer, she’s the one with the flashlight, running around in that snazzy yellow vest. In Oxenfree, our characters were just finishing high school, and entering that period of time in their lives when they get to decide who they really want to be. Riley had that moment long ago, and is now grappling with the repercussions of post-adolescence. Were the choices she made the right ones for her? Is she who she really wants to be?

Because it’s the seventh anniversary of Oxenfree’s release, I wanted to hop over on to thank our community for its kindness, support, and enthusiasm. We’re hard at work on Oxenfree II: Lost Signals and can’t wait to share it with you later this year. With this anniversary and the game’s release, 2023 is shaping up to be a huge year for all of us at Night School Studio. I’m so thankful that you’re along for the ride.

In this new year, we wanted to take a moment to learn more about our community – things like where you play and how you play. I’d love for you to tell us about yourself in our first-ever community survey. It’s open until January 30th, 2023 and you can find it here. To say thanks, we’ll select five survey respondents to receive a very special gift. It’s cool but I won’t spoil the surprise.

Speaking of spoilers, I’d like to share a new screenshot from the game with you. It’s an important place that you’ll go to while investigating the mysterious electrical interference manifesting on Camena. MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

That’s right: Oxenfree II has TREES. Surprise! Real Snape-kills-Trinity-with-Rosebud moment, ain’t it?

But on a serious note: you’ll also notice a large building in the background. This is the North Camena Community Center. It’s a fairly looming and ominous place that Parentage uses as it’s church and home base. If you were fo🀰lowi■g the sus🀫🀫cious radio bro■dca🀫◼︎s breaking into our OXE🀫FR🀰🀰 patc◼︎es last year,  you probably heard some of this weird, cult-like group’s messages on the radio. What happens inside the community center is – as Jacob says – “a little to a lot strange.” I can’t wait for you to explore what’s inside. It’s gonna be good. And scary. A little of both?

Thank you again for being a part of this journey with us. I’ll be back with more updates and please say hello to us on TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok, and Tumblr. We read every message and I can’t tell you how much it means to us when we do hear from you. It’s one of the best parts of our day.

See you around!
Bryant Cannon
Game Director, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals 

Born and raised in Camena to a veteran father and an absent mother, Riley moved away at the first opportunity, bouncing around between cities and jobs in an attempt to conjure up some direction in her life. Now, a recent change has pushed her to return to her old hometown, to take an entry-level job as an environmental researcher.

You see, the last couple of months have been odd ones for Camena. Unnaturally occurring electromagnetic waves have been interfering with the electrical and radio equipment around the small coastal town. TVs have been turning on and off. Planes have lost radar. Stations can’t transmit their signals through static. A research group from a nearby college has been contracted to study the phenomena and to trace the source of whatever’s causing the interference. Riley’s job, as a new, freshly hired research assistant — is to do the grunt work: plant radio transmitters in prescribed areas and report back the data those transmitters collect. Easy! 

Until… well… things start going… weird.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC (Steam) in 2023.

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