Freedom Planet 2 is the upcoming second game of the Freedom Planet series, taking place two years after the events of the previous installment. It was submitted to Steam Greenlight on February 10th, 2017 and was greenlit on February 14th, 2017. The game's release date was previously estimated to be in 2018 and was later changed to late 2019. Both of these estimates have passed and the Steam store page currently states that the release will be in 2020.
A demo of the game called the "Sample Version" was released on 31st January 2017. The most recent version can be downloaded from Steam or the game's official website.
An ancient terror has emerged from the depths of the ocean. Merga, a Water Dragon from Avalice's oldest and deadliest war, has been freed from her crystal prison as a consequence of the Kingdom Stone's destruction. Through her act of vengeance, she holds a dark and terrible truth about Avalice's leaders that will change the history of the three kingdoms forever.
The gameplay of Freedom Planet 2 remains broadly true to that of its predecessor, with the following major changes and new features added:
Adventure Mode functions similarly to the previous installment, with the following and updated features included:
Hub Worlds, which didn't make into the Game's Predecessor due to time constraints, will be a part of the Game's Adventure Mode. They will be filled with NPCs that the Player can interact with as they progress through the Story. Their will also be a World Map, allowing the Player to move between the HUB Worlds and explore the World of Avalice in style.
Adventure Mode will have Cutscenes similar to those from the first Game, in which the Story is told through the use of unique sprite animations and voice acting.
It was originally planned for the Cutscenes to play out in a style similar to a Visual Novel, with only certain Cutscenes featuring sprite animation. However, the Cutscenes have been altered to mirror those of its predecessor, as shown in the Adventure Mode 2019 Trailer.
Classic Mode is more unique from Adventure Mode this time. Instead of progressing through the Stages in a set order that is varied by the Playable Character, it now features a grid map that allows quick and easy access to any Stage. By completing certain Stages, multiple Stages will be unlocked at once, allowing the Player to play them in any order they want.
Classic Mode will now feature a Universal Shop, where the Player can buy items before the start of a Stage. Although some items can be found for free in the Stages, the Player is given the option to pay extra for convenience. The Player can buy Power-Ups, Music Vinyls and even Gold Gems.
Guarding is a new gameplay mechanic included in Freedom Planet 2. By tapping a dedicated button, the Player can avoid a certain amount of damage from incoming enemy attacks. The shield will not fully reflect damage from larger or more powerful attacks; however, it will reduce the amount of damage if properly timed. Milla can now spawn her Phantom Cubes by guarding.
Revivals are another new gameplay mechanic included in Freedom Planet 2. When the character has been defeated, the Player can use one of their Stocks to get back up without having to respawn at the last checkpoint passed. This grants a few seconds of invincibility and some Health Petals back if a certain Power-Up is equipped. WARNING: Reviving doesn't work if the character's body has been disintegrated.
Speed Gates are rainbow-colored rings with a similar appearance to the Time Gates from Pangu Lagoon. When the Player passes through one of these rings, a bonus timer will begin, and the Player will be able to earn Bonus Crystal Shards by leaving behind a trail of Tao marks. Once the timer runs out, all the Tao Marks on the trail will transform into Crystal Shards. The longer the Tao Trail is, the more Shards the Player will earn.
The Pause Menu has been updated and expanded with the following new features:
- Guide: This provides the Player with an in-game instruction manual on how to play the game, giving them details on basic controls, revivals, special attacks for each character and collectible items.
- Photograph Mode: This allows the Player to take photos of the character while the game is paused. They can pose the character on the ground or in midair, making them look adventurous or even comical. The Photos taken will then be placed in the Photo Album.
- Photo Album: This lets the Player look at all the photos they took in Photograph Mode. It is able to hold up to 50+ photos.
StagesFreedom Planet 2 will have a total of 24 Stages. Unlike those of its predecessor, each Stage is now a single big area instead of being separated in Two Acts. Though every Stage will end in an End-Boss Encounter, some of them will also have a Mid-Boss Encounter.
- Dragon Valley
- Museum Path (unlocked upon beating Dragon Valley):
- Battlesphere Path (unlocked upon beating Shenlin Park):
- Shuigang Path (unlocked upon beating Shenlin Park):
- Globe Opera (1, 2) (unlocked upon beating the Museum, Battlesphere & Shuigang Paths)
- Tidal Gate (unlocked upon beating Globe Opera)
These are the Playable Characters in Freedom Planet 2.
|Sash Lilac: the Dragon Girl
The Main Protagonist; a Hybrid Water Dragon Girl and the Leader of Team Lilac.
|Carol Tea: the Wildcat
The Deuteragonist; A Tomboy Wildcat, Lilac's Best Friend and Corazon's Sister.
|Milla Basset: the Hound
The Tritagonist; An Orphan Hound Puppy with Alchemy Powers.
|Neera Li: the Frost Knight
A Frost Knight, the Magister's Advisor and Chief of the S.T.P.D.
These are the Characters who are returning in Freedom Planet 2.
The burly Panda General of Shang Tu's Army.
A wise Earth Dragon and the hereditary Ruler of Shang Tu.
The King of Shuigang and Spade's Half-Brother.
A mischievous Red Panda and the Mayor of Shang Mu.
A top member of the Red Scarves, Dail's Half-Brother and Lilac & Carol's Rival.
A Snake with robotic arms and Lord Brevon's former General.
An Ancient Robotic AI created by the Dragons of the Before Time.
A Royal Guard of Shang Tu's Royal Palace.
An inanimate Tree Stump and Milla's former Playmate.
These are some of the New Characters who will appear in Freedom Planet 2.
The Main Antagonist; a Bio-Engineered Water Dragon out for revenge.
A Hybrid Earth Dragon and a Sergeant in Shang Tu's Army.
The Red Wing of Justice and Champion of the Battlesphere.
|Corazon Tea (aka Cory)
The Ace of Flying Aces and Carol's older Sister.
A Tarsier Mechanic obsessed with building Machines.
The Former Princess of Shang Tu from over a Century ago.
The Host of the Battlesphere.
These Characters are confirmed to not have an appearance in Freedom Planet 2, but might possibly be mentioned or have a cameo.
- Main article: Freedom Planet 2/Badges
- ↑ Freedom Planet 2 on Steam Greenlight
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 We have been Greenlit!
- ↑ "Just making this clear: Our current estimate for FP2's release is Spring / Summer 2019. ..."
- ↑ Freedom Planet 2 on Steam
- ↑ The Sample Version on the Freedom Planet 2 website.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Freedom Planet 2 - About
- ↑ Freedom Planet 2 In-Depth Interview w/ Creator & Voice Cast!
- ↑ The Characters section on the Freedom Planet 2 website.
- ↑ About Maria Notte on the GalaxyTrail twitter.