Now that Little Nightmares 2 is out, developers are moving to something new with Tarsier Studios. What’s that? Not all they’ll say is Little Nightmares any more. Bandai Namco publishers, who own the rights to the horror puzzle-platformer series, have indicated, however, that they could have plans for “more content” Whatever does this mean?
In their latest quarterly finance festival, Embracer Group, who bought Tarsier Studios in 2019, noted that the Little Nightmares gang “will, from now on, focus on creating new IPs.” (Y’know, Embracer, the megacorp that includes people from THQ Nordic to Gearbox.)
Tarsier CEO Andreas Johnsson confirmed in a statement to the Ian Games Network that, yep, this means they don’t make any more Little Nightmares. In new worlds, they move on to create new things.
Johnsson told IGN, “Personally I am very excited to see what our studio creates and counting down the days until we can welcome our fans,” I’m curious about myself after these two wonderfully awful games.
However, with Little Nightmares, Bandai Namco might be planning to do something more.
“We have nothing to announce at this moment,” Bamco told IGN, “but since we received so much love from fans all around the world with the release of Little Nightmares 2, we feel energised to deliver more content in the future.”
The statement is vague enough that it doesn’t necessarily need to be a video game, if that energy does amount to anything. While they may be thinking of another studio’s expansion or sequel, of course, this could also include novels or toys or shirts or tweets or Instagram posts or one of those animated Netflix shows everyone has these days (even Dota!). That is the “content” power, a word that is quite vacuous.
Now on Steam and GOG, plus consoles, Little Nightmares 2 is out. “This second delicious, horrible slice of creepy puzzle-platform adventure goes down almost as well as the first game.” Alice Bee’s Little Nightmares 2 review declared.