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Announced at Gamescom 2019, Little Nightmares 2 was a sequel I by no means noticed coming, however I’m completely delighted that it is taking place. The upcoming horror puzzle-platformer from Tarsier Studios is confirmed to be launched in 2020, though no precise date has been revealed.
I nonetheless keep in mind the precise second I first caught a glimpse of Little Nightmares at a conference in late 2016–the cute-however-creepy, Tim Burton-esque type instantly grabbed my consideration. If you are a fan of horror, Little Nightmares doesn’t disappoint. The sport follows Six, a hungry little lady in a yellow raincoat, as she makes her escape from a terrifying vessel generally known as the Maw. Six encounters a bunch of grotesque residents aboard the vessel, together with a dreadful lengthy-armed Janitor, the grotesque Twin Chefs, and blood-sucking leeches.
Little Nightmares is just like video games like Limbo or Journey in that the story is communicated via the surroundings and silent encounters slightly than dialogue. Even with out her talking and even revealing her face, you develop hooked up to Six and emotionally invested in her escape as she makes her means via the damaging Maw. And whereas the top could go away you with questions, Little Nightmares provides up a singular and unforgettable world that units the stage completely for a sequel.
We know that Little Nightmares 2 will introduce a brand new character, slightly boy named Mono, who groups up with Six after her escape from the Maw. In the sequel, you may play as Mono, and Six can be your information as you got down to discover a mysterious buzzing transmission from a distant Signal Tower. Of course, there can be new monstrous residents after them, together with a sadistic Teacher, and stealth and puzzle-fixing can be a significant side of the gameplay. The trailer even reveals some mild fight, a brand new addition to the collection.
I’m extremely excited to see how the sequel expands on the story began in Little Nightmares and its cell prequel, Very Little Nightmares. In the primary sport, we caught a glimpse of the monstrous Guests boarding the Maw, and now we’ll lastly be taught what horrors lie on the planet exterior. We know Little Nightmares 2 will principally happen exterior of the Maw, introducing new settings like a creepy forest and an ominous cabin occupied by the bloodthirsty Hunter.
Even extra intriguing are the retro-type TVs that seem like scattered all through the sport, that are possible related to the Signal Tower and appear to carry hypnotic powers over the residents. There’s additionally the query of that shadowy determine on the quilt, who additionally seems within the TV on the finish of the trailer. Is he our huge unhealthy in Little Nightmares 2?
It’s a testomony to the primary sport’s unimaginable worldbuilding that there is a lot floor to cowl within the sequel. The world of Little Nightmares is about to get so much larger in 2020, and I am unable to wait to be completely terrified by it.