Anodyne 2: Return to Dust adventure RPG will launch this May in Linux, Mac and Windows games. Thanks to Analgesic Productions who is excited to announce the launch on Steam and Itch. Where players enter an evocative, surreal, lo-fi 3D and 2D world. A unique follow-up to 2013’s standout adventure RPG.
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will have the player takes on the role of Nova. Hence the Nano Cleaner, who has the task of collecting dangerous Nano Dust growing throughout New Theland. Which much be returned for recycling to a mysterious entity, only known as the Center.
Walk or ride across a lush, moody world in full 3D. While you discover strange characters and places. Shrink into characters and collect Nano Dust. All through 2D, Zelda-like gameplay, reminiscent of the original Anodyne.
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust | Teaser Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows)
- Run, jump and drive through 3D cities and natural landscapes, and find people who are infected with Nano Dust, and need to be cleaned. Then, shrink down into their bodies to enter surreal, 2D dungeons, where Nano Dust can be found!
- While exploring 2D dungeons, use Nova’s Nano Vacuum in 2D to solve puzzles and defeat enemies by sucking up and shooting objects. She’ll also need the vacuum to collect Nano Dust and magical Cards scattered throughout the levels.
- Use Nano Dust and Cards to unlock deeper reaches of Anodyne 2’s world.
- Follow the story of Nova as she learns more about who “The Center” is, talks to a variety of creatures and people, and eventually grows to understand her role in the world as a Nano Cleaner.
While similar to the Final Fantasy franchise. There’s no need to play the original Anodyneto understand the story in Anodyne 2: Return to Dust. But longtime fans will find connections between the two. So discover the true nature of the Nano Dust, Nova, and The Center.