Little Nightmares II is an upcoming sequel to the intriguing and highly regarded multiplatform horror action/adventure game Little Nightmares by publisher Bandai Namco and developer Tarsier Studios.
To get people interested who might not have played the first game, Bandai Namco is offering a free Steam key for the first game in the series when Little Nightmares II is preordered. Beyond that, the company is also offering a giveaway for a limited-edition themed Nintendo Switch console to create even more buzz for the highly anticipated sequel.
Little Nightmares first released in April 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and the game was immediately received well by critics – with many praising its immersive atmosphere, stylized and engaging graphics and terrific sound design.
Overall, the game has received some sterling reviews from notable publications, such as a 9/10 from Game Informer, an 8.5 from Polygon as well as Destructoid and an 8.8 from IGN. On ratings aggregator site Metacritic, Little Nightmares has a 78 for its PS4 rendition, a 79 for its Switch port, an 81 for its PC version and a robust 83 for its XONE version.
The game sees players take the guise of a girl in a yellow raincoat called Six who must sneak through an environment called the Maw using only a lighter. The game conveys its story and atmosphere through common childhood fears with a Tim Burton-esque flair that is reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas or Beetlejuice.
For fans of the game, be sure to sign up for the Nintendo Switch console giveaway and preorder it for a free Steam key of the first game.