While many of you may already be aware that Tarsier Studios and Bandai Namco have announced that they will be extending the Little Nightmares franchise with another game thanks to our recent upcoming game sequels article, I thought it was worth diving into a little further. In the original Little Nightmares title we played as Six, a little alone child that had to make their way through a strange environment. Then we got some DLC that let us play as a second child nicknamed The Runaway Kid. Both of these adventures were single-player only.
The announcement trailer for Little Nightmares II shows us playing as a new character. This new character is named Mono, a young boy trapped in a world distorted by the humming transmission of a distant Signal Tower. He is partnered up with our yellow-raincoat-wearing friend Six and they are trying to uncover the grim secrets of the world whilst fleeing from the monstrous residents out to capture them.
Bandai Namco has even stated in relation to the two characters, “The relationship between the two children will play a huge role within the game’s story and unveil new gameplay mechanics as the children must work together to traverse through the world.” If this isn’t enough to say that 2-player gameplay is coming, then this title will be full of other new mechanics. They do show a brief moment of fighting in the trailer, but it seems solving puzzles and stealth motions are going to be the main factors to surviving this strange environment.
This is currently just speculation and it is possible that Six will be purely AI based while the player controls Mono only. However, when you set up a game like this and give it two characters on the same screen, there really is no reason not to make it a two-player experience, even if it is just local multiplayer. Either way, we won’t find out for sure until the game launches in 2020 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Check out the trailer, if you haven’t yet, and let us know what you think in the comments below: