GalaxyTrail announced that Freedom Planet 2the sequel to the platformer inspired by 2012’s Sonic the Hedgehog Planet Freedomis coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Summer 2023. The game will launch on PC and Linux via Steam on September 13.
The indie developer said in a Twitter feed than the console ports of Freedom Planet 2 will contain additional language options that will eventually be fixed in the PC version. He also said that the PC version of the game has reached the final stage of production, with only the credits sequences and some additional cutscenes to be inserted.
“Development of the game is now in its final stages, with only the credits sequence and some smaller cutscenes to build,” GalaxyTrail wrote. “Our entire team has done such an outstanding job over the years, and we’re more excited than ever to release him into the wild next month!!”
Freedom Planet 2 has been in development since 2015, and the PC version was originally slated to launch this spring. However, in March, GalaxyTrail postponed the release date at the end of the summer due to unforeseen circumstances, including lead developer Sabrina DiDuro suffering from a hand injury that required extensive physical therapy. The team said they were eager to launch the console version in tandem with the PC version, but the releases were split because the console ports need to undergo more testing and certification than expected.
To give you an idea of what to expect when Freedom Planet 2 finally released, here is the remix of the 2019 trailer shown at IndieLand 2021.
Freedom Planet 2 seems like a solid, more traditional alternative to the next sound borders as good as Sound originswhich was released last June to the delight of Sonic fans young and old despite some glitches that are being patched up. Unlike classic Sonic games, Planet Freedom has top notch voice acting and heroines, and we hope the sequel will have the same.