Just when you thought the bad dreams had ended, along comes Little Nightmares II, the next installment of Tarsier Studios' popular side-scrolling horror adventure series.
While the first game was a solo adventure through a terror-filled luxury ship for a young girl named Six, the new game sees a second protagonist added as the playable character. Mono is a little boy with a paper bag over his head, who finds himself "trapped in a world distorted by the humming transmission of a distant Signal Tower." Along with his computer-controlled companion in the yellow raincoat, "together they set out to discover the grim secrets of the world whilst fleeing from the monstrous residents out to capture them."
The sequel maintains the same gorgeously surreal art style and bleak, haunting backdrops of its predecessor, though this time players will be able to "venture outside of The Maw, exploring new environments including a dark wilderness and facing new enemies, such as the sadistic Teacher." The relationship between the two youths promises to "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." Unlike his counterpart, Mono has the ability to "wield a range of items picked up" along the way, though as before, "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."
No specific release date has yet been announced, but Little Nightmares II is expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.