Become the Heroine Avalice Needs in the Retro-inspired, High-speed Platformer Freedom Planet 2, Launching Today on Consoles

XSEED Games Publishes Expanded Sequel to Indie Darling Featuring All-new Boss Rush Mode; Shares High-octane Trailer Showcasing the Four Heroines on a Mission to Defeat Antagonist Merga

TORRANCE, Calif. — April 4, 2024 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced the release of Freedom Planet 2, the high-speed retro action-platformer developed by GalaxyTrail, on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One family of devices, and Nintendo Switch™ system digitally for a MSRP of $24.99. The title is available with a 10% discount on all platforms through April 10.

If you missed out on the first Freedom Planet, a new bundle will be offered exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch that includes both Freedom Planet and Freedom Planet 2 for $34.99 starting on April 4. This bundle will feature the same 10% discount for one week after launch. Additionally, beginning on April 11, a special, permanent 10% Owner’s Discount* will be available for Freedom Planet 2 on the Nintendo Switch system for accounts that already own Freedom Planet.

Freedom Planet 2 launches on consoles with all features from its original PC release including the expansive Adventure Mode, as well as newly added ‘Boss Rush’ mode challenges, delivering a content-rich experience for retro platforming fans old and new. To highlight the wide range of visual improvements and gameplay enhancements in the sequel, XSEED Games have released a new trailer celebrating the continued growth for the indie-developed retro adventure.

Return to the world of Avalice to battle an ancient threat in Freedom Planet 2, the long-awaited sequel to the beloved 2014 action-platformer. In the years since the events of the original game, the three returning heroes 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 fast-paced combat-driven platform adventure gives players the flexibility to take on each stage exactly how they want. With a carefully tuned balance of speed and exploration, and gorgeous 2D visuals featuring refined character sprites, Freedom Planet 2 expands on everything that made the original a modern classic for a bigger, better, and more enriching retro experience.

Freedom Planet 2 Key Features:

  • More Ways to Play
    Explore Avalice in Adventure mode, meeting over 100 NPCs along the way. After saving the world, zoom straight into the action in Classic mode or challenge your fiercest foes in the new Boss Rush mode.
  • Heroines to the Rescue
    Foe-turned-friend Neera joins the bombastic cast of all-female protagonists, each with their own unique abilities and perspective on a story reminiscent of a Saturday morning cartoon adventure.
  • The Brave and the Bold
    Stage too hard? Too easy? Customize the difficulty with the new equippable item system that will let you change the rules of the game—try summoning a helpful shield orb at the start, transform all item boxes into bombs, or any of the numerous other ways to dial the challenge up or down.
  • Fight Smarter, Live Longer
    The new Guard button lets you parry enemy attacks—sometimes with added benefits—and the new Revival system lets you risk an extra life for a chance to make a comeback and eke out that tough victory.

Developed by GalaxyTrail and published digitally on PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch system in North America by XSEED Games, Freedom Planet 2 released on April 4, 2024. The PlayStation® release of the game is sold in a bundle with both PS4™ and PS5™ versions of the game included, while the Xbox release features Smart Delivery, allowing players on both sets of platforms to play the optimal version on either console. The PC version was previously published digitally by GalaxyTrail. Freedom Planet 2 is rated “T for Teen” by the platforms, and is not rated on PC. Freedom Planet is rated “E10+” by the ESRB on console platforms, and is not rated on PC.