The “Little Nightmares” series is a popular horror-themed puzzle-platformer video game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It features a unique art style and gameplay that involves solving puzzles and navigating through creepy environments.
The first game, “Little Nightmares,” was released in 2017, followed by its sequel, “Little Nightmares II,” which was announced in 2019 and released in February 2021. Both games received positive reviews for their atmospheric design, puzzle-solving mechanics, and unsettling storytelling.
Little Nightmares III remains playable in single-player mode with a CPU-controlled partner, while additionally offering the option for online co-op play with a friend. While Tarsier Studios was responsible for creating the initial two Little Nightmares titles, the development of Little Nightmares 3 has shifted to Supermassive Games.
Commencing within the barren expanse of the Necropolis, a vast ruined city dominated by windmills, sails, and other wind-driven contraptions that persistently rotate under their self-sustaining force. The Necropolis is both renowned as a metropolis of boundless energy and infamous for its inescapable fate – its original residents, the Dwellers, have long faded away.
In Little Nightmares III, you have the choice to confront your childhood fears either solo or with a friend, utilizing the novel online co-op feature – marking a first in the history of the franchise.
You will take on the roles of Low and Alone, two youngsters desperately searching for an escape from a distorted world while evading an even greater lurking threat concealed in the shadows.
Much like the prior Visitors of the Nowhere we’ve encountered, Low and Alone are pitted against a somber world that abhors and obliterates the essence of childhood – curiosity, playfulness, and bravery.
The Nowhere’s Residents are quick to target anyone who dares to display these qualities. Equipped with Low’s bow and arrows and Alone’s wrench, you’ll confront these deep-seated fears, although discretion is crucial. New perilous trials await as you journey through the Spiral.
Survival hinges on courage, ingenuity, and imagination.
Your descent into the nightmare commences within the desolate expanse and ruins of the Necropolis, a city known for its perpetual energy and inevitable demise.
Despite sails creaking ceaselessly in gusty winds, the Necropolis stands as a ghostly shell. The fate of its original inhabitants, the Dwellers, remains uncertain, but the first Resident we encounter likely played a role in the city’s downfall.
Meet Monster Baby, the inaugural new Resident in Little Nightmares III.
Far from an ordinary infant, her intentions and playfulness are dubious. Her swiveling eye watches every move, preventing intruders from wandering her playground as if it were a harmless game of hide-and-seek.Monster Baby is merely a fraction of the danger awaiting our new Visitors. The true horrors are yet to be unveiled.
Further insights into the game’s offerings upon its multi-platform launch in 2024. (For PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.)