Dance 'til you're dead, and then a little more. Afterparty, a blowout adventure through the parties of the underworld and follow-up to Oxenfree from Night School Studios, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC and Mac via Epic Games Store on October 29.
Night School's next game is another supernatural adventure with wayward pals, but this time, it takes place in the afterlife. Both find themselves marked down for eternity in literal Hell, but find out that if they can outdrink Satan, they'll get to go back to Earth. Queue the booze-filled romp.
Boasting an interconnected underworld of bars to crawl, drinks to change your dialogue choices, and a large cast with conversations that will change relationships and the story at-large with each decision, Afterparty is like the college-life follow-up to Oxenfree's teen anxiety.
Afterparty will arrive on October 29, where it'll also be part of Xbox Game Pass at launch, or $19.99 otherwise. Details on a Nintendo Switch launch are coming sometime in the next few months.
When our own Mike Williams went to check out Afterparty at PAX East 2019, he found there was potentially more to enjoy in Afterparty than Oxenfree. Night School Studio director Sean Krankel says that the team has expanded since the launch of Oxenfree, allowing for a much greater scope in the hell-bars of Afterparty.
"The camera and our whole art pipeline changed pretty dramatically," Krankel told USG. "Now we have up to 30-40 characters on screen. We have over a hundred characters that you interact with in the game."
Considering how pleased we were by Oxenfree's memorable story, Afterparty's already looking like a good way to celebrate Halloween in raging style.