Bandai Namco has released a free demo of the upcoming Little Nightmares 2. And so much in advance: fans of abstract cuddly horror will not be able to avoid this title.
This is what Little Nightmares 2 is all about: The sequel to the clever horror-puzzle platformer Little Nightmares continues what its predecessor began: In the role of the little boy Mono (an always silent owl with a paper bag over his head), she shudders and puzzles through a whole series of nightmarish scenes that flow seamlessly into one another.
You will receive support from the equally silent and AI-controlled Six, who not only helps you over obstacles with a robber ladder but sometimes also helps you with cranks or levers. Again and again, the duo gets in the way of some huge horror characters, who either have to be bypassed or somehow tricked.
Little Nightmares 2: what can the demo do?
This is how the demo plays: Little Nightmares 2 is actually a completely three-dimensional game, but with its befitting side view, it imitates two-dimensionality. Nevertheless, you can not only move through the action on the X- and Y-axes but also on the Z-axis. This means that you can explore a scene from the viewer in all directions.
This makes outdoor levels like the morbid Schauerwald really interesting because the solution to a riddle can be hidden on all levels of a scene. Just like traps, which you can sometimes walk around, but mostly have to activate by means of a recorded object.
So much horror is in Little Nightmares 2: You shouldn’t be fooled by the cuddly look of the game – Little Nightmares 2 is a horror platformer through and through. With mysterious ambient sounds as well as the imposing play of light and shadow, a chilling atmosphere is created here on a film level. In addition, the sections shown in the demo seem highly unreal, which further increases the feeling of being connected.
When will Little Nightmares 2 be released?
You won’t have to wait too long after playing the free appetizer: The release of Little Nightmares 2 is scheduled for February 21, 2021. In addition to the Standard Edition, which is available for 30 euros, there will also be a slightly inflated Deluxe Edition for 40 euros. This contains:
- Little Nightmares 2 full version
- Nomes Attic (DLC)
- Digital soundtrack
- Digital artbook
- Wallpaper set
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