For all horror game enthusiasts, the official announcement of Little Nightmares III at Gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live is akin to the start of a Christmas morning: brimming with anticipation, mysteries, and, above all, delicious suspense.

Following the success of its predecessors (Little Nightmares I and II), this third installment promises to bring a fresh wave of unsettling adventures. That’s why we’re here to share the most important details we’ve gathered so far and highlight its key differences from the previous entries.

What We Know About Little Nightmares III


After the acquisition of Tarsier Studios by Embracer Group, we thought that the Little Nightmares franchise had come to an end. However, the work being done by Supermassive Games shows that this third installment takes the unnerving essence of its predecessors to new heights, presenting a new story and a captivating duo.

Little Nightmares III – Bandai Namco

Protagonists: Meet Low and Alone, who must work together to solve challenging puzzles and escape the dangers that lurk around. In this installment, two players can complete the story through cooperative mode, and from what we’ve seen in the presented teaser, each character will bring unique challenging mechanics.

Environments: Enter The Spiral, a collection of disturbing settings that undoubtedly carry the series’ signature. With intricate challenges in sight, players must utilize environmental elements to keep moving forward.

Something that has certainly caught our attention is the warm tone presented in the desert area, which, although fascinating, deviates slightly from the bluish tone of the previous installments. This suggests that some scenes might be presented in the light of day.

Game Mechanics: Based on what we’ve seen, the constant succession of puzzles accompanied by environmental tools will allow players to combine the abilities of both characters to continue unraveling each scenario and avoid danger.

Bosses (Twisted Monstrosities): The series’ distinctive mark is its grotesque inhabitants, and the third installment doesn’t disappoint. In the teaser, we glimpsed a sort of giant baby capable of destroying everything in its path. Prepare to face new nightmare-inducing enemies, each with their unique style of horror.

A Glimpse into the Past: Comparison with predecessors


Character Perspective: Little Nightmares I featured a sole protagonist named Six, while the sequel introduced Mono as the playable character. The upcoming game, Little Nightmares III, shifts the focus to a cooperative experience with Low and Alone, adding a new layer to the series.

Narration: Each game in the series masterfully weaves its narrative through environmental storytelling. Little Nightmares I immersed players in the terrifying Maw, while Little Nightmares II explored a broader world beyond, revealing the dark influence of the Signal Tower. Little Nightmares III is poised to continue this tradition by unearthing new mysteries in the franchise’s history.

Visual Aesthetics: The art style of the series is hauntingly beautiful, with a distinct blend of innocence and horror. Little Nightmares II refined the visual design, showcasing a more diverse range of environments. Little Nightmares III is expected to build upon this foundation, offering a visual experience that captivates players once again.

In conclusion, Little Nightmares III has been one of the major surprises we’ve witnessed at Gamescom’s Opening Night Live. It’s set to be released in 2024 for major consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. From its new protagonists to its twisted enemies, every aspect seems carefully crafted to offer an unforgettable horror experience.

Whether you’re a fan of the series or a newcomer to the realm of Little Nightmares, what we’ve seen so far looks very promising. It appears that this upcoming installment is undoubtedly one worth playing.

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