BANDAI NAMCO announces Little Nightmares II
, saying the next installment in the
horror-themed puzzle/platformer series will arrive for Windows and consoles next
year. Here's word:
Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and
developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today invites players to
return to the disturbing and suspense-filled world of Little Nightmares in the
next installment in the much-acclaimed franchise with, Little Nightmares® II.
Produced in partnership with Tarsier Studios, Little Nightmares II follows the
story of Mono, a young boy trapped in a world distorted by the humming
transmission of a distant Signal Tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat,
together they set out to discover the grim secrets of the world whilst fleeing
from the monstrous residents out to capture them.
In Little Nightmares II, players will control Mono, with Six - the protagonist
from the first game – acting as their computer-controlled companion. The
relationship between the two children will play a huge role within the game’s
story and unveil new gameplay mechanics as the children must work together to
traverse through the world.
At certain points in the game, Mono will also be able to wield a range of items
picked up from the environment – a new mechanic added to Little Nightmares II
that adds an extra layer of challenge to the game’s puzzles and encounters with
enemies. There will be times when stealth remains the best option, sneaking past
towering enemies, and times when players must think quickly to save themselves,
as well as their companion Six.
In addition to new gameplay mechanics, players will also venture outside of The
Maw (the setting of the first Little Nightmares game), exploring new
environments including a dark wilderness and facing new enemies, such as the
Little Nightmares II will launch in the Americas for the PlayStation®4, Xbox
One, Nintendo Switch, and PCs (Digital) in 2020. The Little Nightmares franchise
includes Little Nightmares, Little Nightmares II and the mobile game, Very
Little Nightmares, available now for iOS.