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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

January 22nd, 2019 -- Analgesic Productions is excited to announce Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will launch this May on Windows, Mac, and Linux -- enter an evocative, surreal, lo-fi 3D and 2D world in the follow-up to 2013's standout adventure RPG! 


Play as Nova, the Nano Cleaner, who is tasked with collecting dangerous Nano Dust growing throughout New Theland, which then must be returned for recycling to a mysterious entity, only known as the Center.


Walk or ride across a lush, moody world in full 3D. Discover strange characters and places. Shrink into characters and collect Nano Dust through 2D, Zelda-like gameplay, reminiscent of the original Anodyne.


Anodyne 2 Teaser Trailer:

Anodyne 2 Gameplay Video:



  • 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.

Similar to the Final Fantasy franchise, there's no need to play the original Anodyne to understand the story in Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, but longtime fans will find connections between the two! Discover the true nature of the Nano Dust, Nova, and The Center, in the latest game from Analgesic Productions!


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About Analgesic Productions

Analgesic Productions is a studio specializing in single-player, narrative-heavy adventure games with experimental flair and twists on traditional gameplay. We are Marina Kittaka and Sean Han Tani. We're also the creators of Even the Ocean, All Our Asias, Bratavism, and more.


Media Contact

Erik Johnson

Indie Bros. on behalf of Analgesic Productions