You might remember Anodyne as the game with retro 16-bit pixel graphics that looked a lot like The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. Initially released in 2013, the game made it to Switch on February 28th, 2019, and we gave it 8/10, praising its "dark narrative" and "solid dungeon-crawling".
Now the sequel, Anodyne 2: Return To Dust, is finally coming to Switch on the 18th February, almost two years since we got our mitts on the last one. It's one of those games that not many people have played - it doesn't even have enough reviews for an average score on Metacritic - but those who have seem to love it, either for its PS1-style graphics or for its weird and unusual narrative.
Made by a two-person team, Melos Han-Tani and Marina Kittaka, Anodyne 2 is about exploring 2D Zelda-style dungeons, but also the concept of adventure and fantasy in games. Like its predecessor, it's a sort of meta-statement on game narrative itself. The developers say that the game is "like Final Fantasy", in that you don't need to play the original Anodyne to enjoy or understand the second.
Will you be picking up Anodyne 2 on the 18th February? Did you enjoy the first one? Let us know in the comments.