Anodyne 2: Return to Dust coming to PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on February 18

First launched for PC in August 2019.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Ratalaika Games will release Analgesic Productions-developed “lo-fi 2D and 3D adventure game” Anodyne 2: Return to Dust for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on February 18, the publisher announced.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust first launched for PC via Steam, GOG, and other storefronts in August 2019.

Here is an overview of the game, via Ratalaika Games:

About

Nano Dust infects the islanders of New Theland, distorting their emotions and desires. You play as Nova, a Nano Cleaner who must explore the island, seeking out the sick and shrinking inside their bodies to suction up the Dust.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D Zelda-like adventures. With art that re-imagines the PS1 and N64 era, explore 3D cities, valleys, and wastelands then shrink into the varied 2D mindscapes of characters, from snowy, aurora-lit valleys to perilous volcanic construction sites!

Key Features

  • In 3D, jump, drive, and walk across gorgeous and haunting locales, speaking with strange and memorable characters.
  • In 2D, use your Nano Vacuum to collect dust, suck up and fight enemies, all while overcoming mind-bending challenges related to the characters’ inner lives.
  • Experience the thrilling and emotional story of Nova. Her destiny is clear: she is the Nano Cleaner who will save New Theland. But strange characters & painful experiences will put her loyalty to the test…
  • Choose where you want to go! The sweeping vistas of New Theland quickly open up to exploration.
  • The Cards you find on your journey will allow you to access the outer reaches of New Theland.
  • No waiting for horses! Instantly transform into a car to quickly drive around the world.
  • Use your Spark to shrink into the bodies of the infected, explore the 2D Zelda-like dungeons within, and heal them.
  • A new game from the dream duo behind the original Anodyne, All Our Asias, and Even the Ocean.

Do I need to play the original Anodyne?

Nope! Similar to the Final Fantasy franchise, there’s no need to play the original Anodyne to understand the story in Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, but longtime fans will find connections between the two!

Watch the console announcement trailer below.

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