Spooky indie adventure Oxenfree is being invaded by the villains of the game’s upcoming sequel, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals. An update to the original game has added a lot of Easter eggs that fans can find. These clues tease next year’s adventure.
Back in July, the first Oxenfree received a mysterious update on Steam, where developer Night School asked players to “report any unusual radio signals” – along with a link to the sequel. Another patch appeared just a few days ago, with the notes stating that “something is invading the radio waves” of the game – and how the team had “failed” to “stop signals from breaking into the original Oxenfree”.
Players quickly began to discover that these radio signals were teasing the events of Oxenfree II, and were acting as a setup for the villains of the sequel – called the Parentage. This approach is perfect because Oxenfree has a lot to do with time travel and it suggests that the Parentage may have begun invading events from the original.
“The rules of the world, and the rules of the universe, allows things that happen in the future to reverberate into the past, and vice-versa,” Oxenfree II’s lead writer Adam Hines told IGN. Riley Poverly, a new character in the sequel is determined to discover the dimensions-twisting things the characters from the original game stumbled upon. Hines states, “Ofcourse it’s going to all go horribly wrong.” These Easter eggs offer clues as to what it might look like.
It was impossible to stop. We failed. We failed. Signals are entering OXENFREE, and no matter what patches or modifications we make to the game can stop them. It’s a difficult situation. All of us.https://t.co/IA8J3v2koB pic.twitter.com/sXR7hAHsse
— Night School Studio (@nightschoolers) September 8, 2021
Oxenfree got a lot of attention for building hype through an ARG, which even ended up tasking players with going to a real-world location. Oxenfree II seems to have started something similar. However, Night School admits to listening to radio signals and the studio is letting fans discover more ARG stages. It’s still quite a while before Oxenfree II Lost Signals is released in 2022.
Publiated at Sun, 12 Sep 2021 12:00:23 +0000