Freedom Planet 2 is Announced for PC, Mac, and Linux

Independent developer Galaxy Trailer has announced Freedom Planet 2, a follow-up to their iconic and throwback platforming game.

The developer said the game will follow a similar release schedule as the first game, meaning it will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux first, followed by Nintendo platforms, as well as potentially more platforms, “depending on resources.”

Most of the voice cast and characters from the original game are returning in the sequel, however the above trailer definitely gives more insight as to what you can expect in the new game.

Finally, a release date was not confirmed, but Galaxy Trail did mention a planned beta for sometime in 2017. It’s also worth mentioning Freedom Planet 2 is entirely self-funded, as they will not be crowdfunding the game.

For now, you should check out the game’s newly opened official website, where there’s more concept art, wallpapers, and information.

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  1. Mea K
    Mea K
    December 28, 2015 at 10:46 am


    I unexpectedly loved the first Freedom Planet, even though I never really liked Sonic.

  2. Immahnoob
    December 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

    This is Sonic the Fandom game, isn’t it?

  3. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Big difference being that it’s actually pretty good. The game is the equivalent of a Sega Genesis version of Shovel Knight.

  4. Immahnoob
    December 28, 2015 at 10:58 am

    The voice acting is making me barf though.

  5. Fighunter
    December 28, 2015 at 11:02 am

    They even got enough budget to get Chris Sabat and his recording studio too. Crazy how big they got.
    Apparently they want more of an identity than “Sonic Fangame” so now there’s stuff like parries and such too.

  6. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Well… yeah I dislike the characters too.

  7. Nagato
    December 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    There’s a mode that completely skips all the cutscenes, voice acting and any semblance of story if all you want is a solid platformer.

  8. Nagato
    December 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Love how the 2 in the logo uses the same colors as the one on Sonic 2’s boxart, thought that was an especially nice nod there.

  9. kunuri
    December 28, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Awesome! Freedom Planet was a perfect blend of Sonic and Dust: An Elysian Tale, can’t wait to see how they change things in this

  10. Furluge
    December 28, 2015 at 11:26 am

    … It was nothing like Dust… At all. The gameplay is entirely different. You could have said many other things like gunstar heroes but, dust is a sidescroller about exploring with combat focused on efficient use of combos in spectacle fighter fashion.

  11. Ace
    December 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Complete opposite of Tim Shitface who was able to get funding through publishers before but now begs through crowdfunding.

  12. deadeye
    December 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I’m pretty sure the voice actors are either all amateurs or the devs themselves.

    I’ve heard worse, but yeah, it’s not great.

  13. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I remember playing the first one and thinking it was pretty fun. I probably won’t be keeping tabs on this but I’m sure I’ll pick it up somewhere down the line.

    Hope they get Gashi-Gashi back for art since his stuff is incredible.

  14. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I know the first one was basically a “sonic fangame” but I always got more of a Ristar and/or Sega Saturn vibe out of it.

  15. deadeye
    December 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    To be fair, it’s incredibly rare for a game to be so successful that the devs can self-fund a sequel.

    I find it really surprising that they’re able to do this.

  16. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    December 28, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I wish they would reverse that and release on nintendo first since I hardly play games on my PC oh well

  17. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    December 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    No that’s just your shit taste.

  18. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    December 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Freedom Planet was super rad and it looks like the whole gang’s back together (plus Chris Whitehead), so I’m definitely interested. I kind of wish they’d waited and done the reveal once they had a little more of the actual game together, since I have zero interest in the dumb story. At least the character sprites look nice.

  19. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    December 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Yes, please. :D

  20. Yatagan
    December 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I’d say Freedom Planet is Sonic mixed with Gunstar Heroes, Ristar and Sparkster/Rocket Knight, and you can add mega man to that once they release the character Torque.

  21. Yatagan
    December 28, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    This is a delightful christmas present. Freedom Planet and it’s OST were very awesome. The game is essentially my “Sonic Killer”.

  22. kunuri
    December 28, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    The vertical sprawl of its levels was very reminiscent of Dust, for me, and the element of exploration felt similar because of it.

  23. Furluge
    December 29, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I haven’t finished the game but the huge levels with multiple paths is a hallmark of the series.

  24. Furluge
    December 29, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I can definitely see the Sparkster comparison. I haven’t played Ristar at all.

  25. JackDandy
    December 29, 2015 at 2:31 am


  26. JackDandy
    December 29, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I actually really liked the VAs. They fit the 90’s cheese of the game just right.

    The story going all grimdark at times caught me off-guard, though

  27. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    December 29, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Goodbye SEGA, hello GalaxyTrail Games.

  28. scemar
    December 29, 2015 at 3:27 am

    The parries sound cool, good idea to add more depth to the combat without changing the rest of the game’s formula.

  29. scemar
    December 29, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Indie games done right

  30. Pico
    December 29, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Well. the game is excelent. Better than any sonic game after sonic and niuckles

  31. Thanatos2k
    December 29, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    If Sega won’t make proper Sonic games, someone has to.

  32. Yatagan
    December 30, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Not hard to see why, even tho I’m a (classic) sonic fan, I found FP to be superior.

  33. Mario
    January 19, 2016 at 10:02 am