The sequel to Night School’s masterpiece adventure game Oxenfree releases this Summer, and Android isn’t getting the short end of the stick. Yes, we’re getting Oxenfree II: Lost Signals on July 12, the same as PC and consoles. You might have guessed the catch though, you’ll need to be a Netflix subscriber to get your hands on it.
Back To Where It All Started
Oxenfree 2 takes us back to the mysterious Edwards Island, and the stakes are higher than ever.
You take on the role of a new main character, environmental researcher Riley Poverly. Riley returns to her hometown of Camena as unexplained electromagnetic activity plagues the coastal community.
The deeper Riley looks, the stranger things get, and it all points to the weird and haunted island. There are cults, gaps in the fabric of reality, interdimensional entities, and danger at every turn. A cult is trying to open a new portal on Edwards, and who knows what they plan to do with it.
You’ll need your wits and best judgment to navigate this mystery, and the choices you make along the way will not just fall to the ground. Decisions you make in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will affect characters, Riley herself, and maybe the future itself.
The game is all about adventure, dialogue, and soaking in the atmosphere of a supernatural mystery, and it’s got that in spades. We can’t wait for the release.
Netflix And Night School
Developer Night School Studios was acquired by Netflix in 2021. This move eventually caused the Android port of the original Oxenfree to fall under the subscriber-only umbrella. Since 2022, you can only get hold of Oxenfree on Google Play with a Netflix subscription.
Ultimately, the sub-based model is one that’s always going to be controversial. Some users will inevitably feel disappointed that they cannot own the games outright. Some might consider it a comparatively cheap way to experience quality titles.
Either way, Netflix titles are probably going to be with us for a while, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t eager to see what Edwards Island has to offer a second time around. Bring on July!
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