Debut Trailer for Horror-Puzzler Little Nightmares II Shown at Gamescom

Face your inner fears in the follow-up to Tarsier Studios' charming horror adventure game.

By L.B. Lubomski

At Gamescom Opening Night Live, the announcement of Little Nightmares II was made alongside its debut trailer. As the sequel to the horror puzzle-platformer game from 2017, this follow-up title will continue the story of young girl Six following her escape from the haunted vessel known as the Maw.

Six will get a companion to work with this time with the addition of the character Mono. Together, the pair will have to navigate through areas such as the woods and abandoned shacks on their way to reach the mysterious Signal Tower.

Based on glimpses from the trailer and comments made during the presentation, it appears the new open areas of Little Nightmares II, particularly the woods and being outside in general, will be a major departure from the original game, which was largely confined within the tight spaces of the Maw itself.

It was also revealed by senior narrative designer Dave Mervik that players will be able to utilize weapons such as kitchen utensils in order to defend themselves from attack, which is another new feature not present last time. Mervik described this as “combat,” although it appears to be more like a self-defense system or last resort.

Little Nightmares II is slated for release sometime in 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As always, we will update you when more information becomes available.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.