Back in December, Endless Summer kicked off alongside LoveHacks and The Haunting of Braidwood Manor. It began as a fun tropical island adventure, then transformed into a deepening mystery, complete with a final puzzle that you all worked together as a community to figure out.
The journey continues in Endless Summer: Book 2, which will come out around mid-summer (about July for those of us in the US!). It's been fun hearing from everyone about how excited they are for Book 2, and I promise you, it's gonna be epic. To tell you more about the upcoming book, here's the Endless Summer book lead!
First off, what's Endless Summer: Book 2 going to be about? No spoilers, please!
Endless 2 picks up right where we left off. Some of your friends have been kidnapped, and the island's mysteries are only getting deeper. But as our misfit heroes search for the dark truth behind La Huerta, they’re going to uncover some dark truths about each other… and themselves.
When Endless Summer: Book 1 came out, it was a departure from the previous Choices books in both art and narrative style. Do you have anything new and different planned for Book 2?
We’ve actually got quite a few fun, new gameplay ideas and features that we’re putting into Endless 2. Without spoiling too much, let’s just say that all the relationships you built up in Book 1 are going to matter way more in Book 2.
What are you most excited for readers to encounter in Book 2?
I have to say, I’m most eager to see how our fans react to our biggest plot twists yet, especially the ones we have in store for the end of this book.
From where I sit, I'm always overhearing bits and pieces about the next Endless Summer book, whether it's some wild plot twist or new character art. What's your favorite part of creating Endless Summer?
Endless Summer has had a lot of freedom to explore what’s possible in a Choices storyline. My favorite experience has been using Endless to invent new, meaningful ways for players to determine their character’s choices and see their decisions unfold, in both expected and unexpected ways. Book 2 takes that mission statement even further, and I can’t wait to see what our fans choose to do in their adventure.
If you had to be trapped on a mysterious tropical island with one of the Endless Summer crew, who would it be?
Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve gotta say Raj. Nobody would be better at making me laugh through tough times, and besides… I think he’s a lot smarter than he lets on.
Interesting choice! To everyone reading, thanks for your patience as the Endless Summer team works hard on the next book. Keep an eye out for Book 2 around July!