Ashly Burch, Dave Fennoy, and more join the cast.
Night School Studio, developer of Oxenfree, has revealed the voice cast for its upcoming adventure, Afterparty.
Alongside the previously announced Janina Gavankar (Star Wars Battlefront II) and Khoi Dao (Detective Pikachu), Night School has confirmed Horizon Zero Dawn’s Ashly Burch, Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead’s Dave Fennoy, and The Wolf Among Us’ Erin Yvette are among the voice cast.
Check out the gallery below for a breakdown of the voice cast, alongside full character descriptions, and concept art.
The full cast includes:
- Lola: Janina Gavankar (Star Wars Battlefront II, True Blood)
- Milo: Khoi Dao (Detective Pikachu)
- Wormhorn: Erin Yvette (Oxenfree, The Wolf Among Us)
- Sam Hill: Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
- Satan: Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead)
- Onoskelis: Jackie Tohn (GLOW, The Good Place)
- Apollyon: Sarah Elmaleh (Gone Home, Final Fantasy XV)
- Asmodeus: Paul Bates (Coming to America, True Romance)
- Beelzebub: Jon Lipow (Castlevania, Batman Arkham Knight)
- Alanah Pearce (Rooster Teeth, IGN Show)
- Avital Ash (Oxenfree)
- Cissy Jones (Firewatch, The Walking Dead)
- Erika Ishii (Dream Daddy, Geek and Sundry)
- Giselle Gilbert (Resident Evil 7)
Afterparty tells the story of two friends, Lola (Gavankar) and Milo (Dao), who both unexpectedly die and end up in Hell. Unsure of what exactly landed them there in the first place, the two hatch a scheme to escape Hell and return to Earth, but the only way to do that is to beat Satan (Fennoy) in a drinking contest.
As you can see in the gameplay demo above, Afterparty follows a similar setup to Night School’s Oxenfree, with dialogue choices playing a heavy role in shaping the flow of the story and the characters. Having spoken with members of Night School, they tell me that level of choice has been raised quite a few levels, both in the way the world and gameplay unfold.
Hell is full of bars you’ll visit, and choosing a specific drink will affect the dialogue choices Lola and Milo have — think of the drinks as potions that will make you angrier, funnier, or flirtier, for example. Afterparty puts you into control of both protagonists at different points in the story, and in addition to choosing dialogue, you’ll find more mechanic-heavy scenarios, though nothing quite too taxing. For example, you’ll engage in a round of beer pong to try to score yourself a ticket to a party above a bar.
Similarly, players will be able to choose which neighborhoods in Hell they explore — with Sam Hill (Burch) as your ferry-demon, driving you around from one spot to the next. She’s also a great opportunity for Afterparty to comment on your play choices, breaking the fourth wall a bit and hinting at what could have been had you gone with another dialogue or drink choice.
What Night School showed and described to me about Afterparty’s adventure has me excited, particularly as a fan of Oxenfree. Expanding on the level of interaction presented in Night School’s first outing could offer some fascinating branching paths, and even the brief gameplay demo above hinted to me at the depth in humor and drama Night School is aiming to bring to Afterparty.
Though no set release date has been revealed, Afterparty is still planned for a 2019 release.
Disclosure: Alanah Pearce is a former employee of IGN and friend of the author of this story.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News Editor, PlayStation lead, and host of Beyond! He enjoyed the hell out of Oxenfree and can’t wait to explore Night School’s take on Hell. Talk to him about Afterparty and more on Twitter @jmdornbush.