Little Nightmares II will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on on February 11, 2021, and for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later in 2021, publisher Bandai Namco and developer Tarsier Studios announced during the Gamescom 2020: Opening Night Live stream. Users who purchase the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X versions free of charge.
“We are really excited to finally be able to show more about Little Nightmares II, a year after the announcement at Gamescom 2019,” said Little Nightmares II producer Lucas Roussel in a press release. “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.”
Here is a brief overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be straightforward as Mono and Six will face a gallery of new threats from the terrible residents of this world.
Will you dare to face this collection of new, little nightmares?
- Play a Thrilling Suspense Adventure that Will Give You the Creeps – Take Mono and Six on their adventure while a host of brand-new Residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic Teacher, survive the bloodthirsty Hunter and more hair-raising characters down to the roots of evil.
- Discover a Fantastical Horror World Corrupted by The Signal Tower – Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands, to sinister schools, on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower to find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world.
- Rekindle Your Dormant Heroic Child to Save Six from the Darkness – Six is fading from this world and her only hope is to guide Mono to the Signal Tower. In this world of nightmares, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you muster the courage to fend off your tormenters, and co-operate with Six to somehow make sense of The Signal Tower?
Watch a new trailer below. More gameplay will be shown on August 28 during the Gamescom Studio live stream, including parts of the first level, “The Wilderness.”