XSEED Games Shares New Trailer Showcasing High-speed 2D Platforming Action and New Mode; Digital Pre-Order for Nintendo Switch™ System Begins
TORRANCE, Calif. — Jan. 23, 2024 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Freedom Planet 2, the high-speed platforming adventure from indie game developer GalaxyTrail, will be releasing digitally on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One family of devices in North America on April 4. The title is currently available for digital pre-order on the eShop for Nintendo Switch for 10% off the MSRP of $24.99. This discount will continue for one week after launch on all console platforms. The PlayStation® release of the game will be sold in a bundle with both PS4™ system and PS5™ system versions of the game included, while the Xbox release will feature Smart Delivery, allowing players on both sets of platforms to play the optimal version on either console.
A newly released video showcases the four playable heroines racing across levels with the franchise’s signature high-speed pixel platforming to save Avalice from the ancient water dragon Merga, and her plans to destroy the moon! The video also showcases the new, fan-requested ‘Boss Rush’ mode, which will be included in all console versions of Freedom Planet 2 and added to the PC version simultaneously upon release. These new challenges will be accessible from the in-game Battlesphere, bringing the total number of challenges and modes available up to 20. ‘Boss Rush’ will feature two divisions with 17 deadly bosses each to challenge Lilac, Carol, Milla, or Neera in a marathon of speed and skill. Players able to best both boss divisions will unlock access to a special in-game VIP room with Easter eggs for dedicated Freedom Planet fans.
Return to the vibrant world of Avalice to battle an ancient threat in the long-awaited sequel to the surprise indie action-platformer hit, Freedom Planet. In the years since the events of the original game, our three heroines have refined their signature abilities, making them more formidable than ever before. Take advantage of Lilac’s speed with her Dragon Boost, reach new heights with Carol’s Jump Disc or motorcycle, or take a more measured approach with Milla’s shield. And all-new playable character Neera won’t be left out in the cold, as she can use her powerful Frost Arts to punish foes. Like its predecessor, this high-speed platforming adventure delivers exhilarating momentum-based action, but advances the formula with new gameplay systems and enhancements.
With 24 expertly designed stages, an ambitiously expanded Adventure mode, retro-but-refined 2D visuals, and the addition of the highly requested Boss Rush mode, Freedom Planet 2 is the indie darling grown up to become a true platforming power.
Developed by GalaxyTrail and published digitally on PS4™, PS5™, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch system in North America by XSEED Games, Freedom Planet 2 will release on April 4, 2024. The PC version was previously published digitally by GalaxyTrail. The title is currently available for digital pre-order on the Nintendo Switch system for $24.99, with a 10% pre-order discount that will be extended for one week on all consoles at launch. This title is rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB on console platforms and has not been rated on PC.