Little Nightmares 3 has been revealed with a haunting new trailer shown at Gamescom Opening Night 2023, offering the first look at a new cast of horrors and a spooky new location to navigate. A third game was announced to be in development in May 2023, so the announcement trailer is a surprise, to say the least.
Following two new characters in a new setting titled 'the spiral', the trailer echoes the weighted environment of the first two Little Nightmares games, with an equally chilling soundtrack in the background. The two protagonists appear to function in the same way as Mono and Six in Little Nightmares 2, so we are expecting you to rely on one another in order to solve puzzles and explore the new setting.
Are you ready to return to the Nowhere, little ones? This time, face your childhood fears together. #LittleNightmares III pic.twitter.com/lSKHfCJNxYAugust 22, 2023
Little Nightmares 3 is set to be the final addition to the series, and as one of the best indie games, there's a lot of expectation surrounding its launch already. As a series first, it will introduce co-op functionality, so players will be able to take on the adventure together.
Interestingly, the game won't be handled by the series' original developer, so whether or not this will impact how the game looks and feels is yet to be discovered. Instead of being handled by Tarsier, the beacon is being handed over to Supermassive Games, the team behind Until Dawn and The Quarry, which also feeds into the idea of the third installment being potentially the most eerie yet.
We can expect to see Little Nightmares 3 launch in 2024. Unfortunately, we haven't received a specific release date, nor have we received any information regarding which platforms the game will be released on, we are expecting more information about the release as we crawl closer to its release window at the end of the year.
With how highly-praised the first two Little Nightmares games are, there's a high chance that Little Nightmares 3 could become one of the best horror games. With the new co-op mode, we're potentially expecting it to become one of the best co-op games too.
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