Little Nightmares 2 is set to release within the next few days, and to mark the occasion, Bandai Namco has released a creepy new launch trailer. For those who may not know, this upcoming atmospheric game is a direct sequel to the highly acclaimed Little Nightmares game from 2017.
Developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco, the original game was incredibly well-received, garnering praise and acclaim for its terrifying atmosphere, challenging puzzles, and horrific characters and art style.
Fans have been looking forward to its sequel for more or less four years now, with hype for Little Nightmares 2 steadily increasing as we draw closer and closer to its launch. As a matter of fact, the soon-to-be-released puzzle-platformer horror adventure game is one of the most awaited horror titles this year.
The new launch trailer begins with Mono, Little Nightmare 2’s protagonist, entering a staticky TV screen. The trailer, which goes on for only less than 2 minutes, continues with a sinister background music as both Mono and Six—the protagonist of the first game—try to figure out the various puzzles thrown their way.
The trailer also shows gameplay footage of the duo coming across horrifying enemies, peppered with different positive comments from some of the earlier reviews. As the trailer reaches its climax, the music and the trailer itself also increase in intensity as well as speed, with both Mono and Six running away from different enemies and avoiding capture.
One scene showcases the duo being chased by a massive creature that looks akin to Little Nightmare’s twin chefs, followed by footage of Mono evading a multitude of ball-jointed doll arms that are trying to catch him. As the intensity dies down, the trailer showcases Mono climbing out of a sewer.
Arguably the most intriguing part about this trailer is near the end, where there’s a scene seemingly showing Mono without the paper bag covering his face. Based on this, we assume that there’s another purpose for this particular headgear asides from it simply being the character’s aesthetic.
Seeing as Little Nightmares 2’s release date is almost upon us, it’s clear to see that both Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco aren’t holding back when it comes to the promotion of this highly anticipated game. In fact, the publisher recently dropped a commercial for the game featuring Derren Brown, a well-known English mentalist and illusionist.
In this ominous commercial, Brown explains dreams and the concept of nightmares, breaking it down into simpler terms. He then delves into what causes these nightmares to take place, as incredibly hair-raising CGI takes place behind him.
Taking the time to watch both the launch trailer and this commercial, it’s easy to see why Little Nightmares 2—and the franchise in general—appeals to gamers who enjoy horror, especially those who particularly love atmospheric ones.
Little Nightmares 2 is set to release on February 11, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game, on the other hand, will be released later in the year.