The year 2020 has been such a nightmare that anything seems less horrific. Good thing, then that the kinda-cute-but-still-definitely-very-creepy puzzle platformer Little Nightmares is returning with its sequel, fittingly named Little Nightmares II. Shown off at the all-digital Gamescom 2020, the game is coming 10 Feb 2021 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and 11 Feb 2021 for Xbox One and PC (Steam).
And if you’re getting your hands on the next generation PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, a free upgrade will be available for those who already own the title.
Little Nightmares II will put you in control of Mono, a young boy trapped in a distorted world. But don’t worry, Six from the first game makes a return to accompany Mono, albeit in computer-controlled form. Mono and Six will have to team up to solve puzzles. In doing so, they’ll discover grim secrets about the world, and escape its monstrous inhabitants, such as the benignly named Hunter and Teacher.
“We are really excited to finally be able to show more about Little Nightmares II, a year after the announcement at gamescom 2019”, said Lucas Roussel, Producer on Little Nightmares II. “We wanted to spend more time on the game and give it even more love, so we could create the best possible experience to delight our passionate fans.”
The developers have also released a 15-minute gameplay video, featuring parts of the first level, the Wilderness. It’s all very creepy and stuff, and I’m looking forward to taking my mind off the horror that is 2020.