Little Nightmares 2 revealed at Gamescom 2019

Little Nightmares was one of the creepiest and most interesting games of 2017, and now it’s getting a sequel. Gamescom 2019 has officially kicked off, and while the show doesn’t typically have the massive list of announcements that E3 generally does, there’s always a few cool new games announced, and Little Nightmares 2 is one of them. The sequel was announced by Bandai Namco and developer Tarsier Studio at the Opening Night show hosted by Geoff Keighley, and is coming out next year.

Little Nightmares 2 was revealed in the form of a trailer (which you can see below) and some details from one of the developers. The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch at the same time, despite the original taking a whole extra year to hit Switch. Notably, PC is referred to as “PC digital download,” carefully avoiding the mention of any specific digital game stores. As the game is based in the Unreal engine, it doesn’t take too much of a leap to imagine seeing this as an Epic Games Store exclusive.

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The biggest new addition is the reveal of another playable character called Mono, a boy who will be accompanying the first game’s main character of Six, which suggests there may be potentially co-op gameplay. The game’s logo shows the pair holding hands, so either there’s co-op or the game will possibly be played similar to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Together they’re searching for a place called the Signal Tower. Apparently there will be basic weapons too, in the form of kitchen utensils the pair pick up, although combat apparently won’t be a major part of the game.

The trailer showed sinister Poltergeist-esque televisions, a school setting complete with discipline-providing teachers, a music box, and a small hint of the game’s combat system, as Mono and Six fight off a few other boys their size. We’ll find out more as we get closer to release.