Almost entirely out of the blue, hit indie game developer Toby Fox released a video onto the Deltarune Twitter account. The short clip, showing the protagonists of the game jumping into another realm, simply states that a second chapter will be releasing on September 17, at 8 PM EST.
For those who might be unfamiliar, Toby Fox grew to fame in 2015 for their adventure RPG, Undertale. The game was a smash hit for its unique setting, quirky and creative writing, real slappers of a soundtrack, and for the unorthodox methods of defeating opponents using acts of kindness. A few years later, Fox released a spiritual follow-up of sorts called Deltarune, which followed a similar theme but with a new setting and cast.
Until now, there were no concrete expectations for Fox and his games. Revealing what comes next only days before release is certainly a big surprise. So what CAN we expect?
The teaser video doesnt actually reveal much of anything, save for the main two characters appearing again. The official website does provide some FAQs, but they dont much allude to what the game will contain, only that it relates to the first chapter in some way. It also confirms that a third chapter will happen eventually.
How do I ensure my save file from Chapter 1 carries over to Chapter 2?
Completion data is generated when you see the credits of Chapter 1. (Go to sleep in your bed at the end of the game.)
I'm on a different computer from the one I played Chapter 1 with. Can I play Chapter 2?
You can play Chapter 2 without save data from Chapter 1. As long as you generally remember what happened story-wise, you'll be fine.
So is Chapter 2 the rest of the game? This is it!?
There are planned to be more chapters than Chapter 2. However, we've only completed Chapter 2 so far, so please be patient.
Fox has been full of surprises their entire time in the games industry. Undertale was one of the biggest indie games of the last 5 years. And since then, theyve gone on to do things like create promotional content for International pro wrestler Kenny Omega, to composing a soundtrack for a mainline Pokémon game. To be honest, with all of the unexpected behavior Fox is embodying, we completely forgot that Deltarune was going to have more chapters at all.
Deltarune: Chapter 2 will most likely be free to play (like the first chapter) when it releases this Friday. If it follows the trends of the first chapter, then it will release on PC, Mobile, Nintendo Switch, and PS4. More information about that, along with links to play the first chapter, can be found on the official website.