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Grab a Little Nightmares 2 demo (and pick up Little Nightmares 1 for free)

Bandai Namco is making it very easy to get onboard with Little Nightmares 2.

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Bandai Namco is making it very easy to get onboard with Little Nightmares 2.

Little Nightmares is really something, isn’t it? It’s an unsettling, stealthy horror in the Playdead mode with a visual style that’s like Tim Burton in a very sombre mood.

It’s easy to forget that it’s a game from Tarsier, the studio being cheery, patchwork platformer Little Big Adventure. But this is a very different beast, sinister and unsettling and with powerfully dark imagery. It is very rare that a video game review will contain references to the Holocaust and visual ties to Schindler’s List, but we did it. Or rather, Little Nightmares made us do it.

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And if you want to see what the fuss is about, the first Little Nightmares game is free on PC, to download and keep from the Bandai Namco online store for her next few days.

Why? Because Little Nightmares 2, one of our most anticipated games of 2021, releases very soon.

But if getting the first game for free isn’t enough to get you excited – is “excited” the right word? Dread-filled, perhaps? – then you can also play a free demo of Little Nightmares 2 right now.

Little Nightmares 2 launches for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on February 11, 2020.

Please be excited. And quite afraid.


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