In the first Little Nightmares, we followed a little girl in a yellow raincoat named Six as she made her escape from the Maw, an underwater resort inhabited by terrifying, ravenous creates. The upcoming sequel Little Nightmares II will explore the world outside the Maw, and it seems to be just as dangerous. Releasing February 11, 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Little Nightmares II will also be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X, with free next-gen upgrades releasing later next year.
Set after Six’s escape from the Maw, Little Nightmares II sees her team up with a new protagonist, a boy with a brown paper bag over his head named Mono. Together, the two must work together to survive the lands outside the Maw, which are occupied by a new cast of monstrous residents, including the bloodthirsty Hunter, the sadistic Teacher, creepy Mannequins, and more.
The pair is headed for a giant Signal Tower in the distance, which is emitting a strange signal and seems tied to the fate of Six, who is “fading from this world,” according to the official website. Throughout Little Nightmares II, Six and Mono are also stalked by the Thin Man, a terrifying Slender Man-esque creature who first appeared at the end of the first game’s DLC and seems connected to the TVs found throughout the game.
Though we’ll have to wait a little while longer for the release of Little Nightmares II, which was originally scheduled to release in 2020, the suspenseful horror-platformer is available to preorder now. Plus, check out our early impressions of Little Nightmares II after spending some time hands-on with it ahead of Gamescom 2020.
Little Nightmares 2 preorder bonus
There’s a small bonus for preordering Little Nightmares II: a mask for Mono inspired by Mokujin from Tekken. It’s described as “a mask carved from a 2000-year-old tree, but its power won’t protect you from what awaits Mono in the Pale City.”
There’s also an exclusive Mono keychain available for preordering from the Bandai Namco Store, but this appears to be exclusive to Europe.
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