Little Nightmares II may not be the last title in the series, but don’t expect another game from original developer Tarsier Studios.
Embracer Group’s recent interim earnings report indicates that Tarsier Studios is moving on to new IP following the release of Little Nightmares II. That doesn’t mean the spooky adventure series has concluded, however.
Speaking to IGN, Tarsier Studios CEO Andreas Johnsson says that although the company is leaving Little Nightmares behind, the series can continue under the stewardship of IP owner and publisher, Bandai Namco:
“For the last 6 years, our mission at Tarsier Studios has been to create mesmerizing worlds. Little Nightmares was our first attempt and was a huge success. I personally love how Little Nightmares has gathered fans around the world over the course of the last 4 years. From the fan art, extensive fan theories and genuine reactions, it all has been amazing to witness. Our collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has been extremely satisfying, they listened to our creative vision and took our crazy ideas and ambitions to heart.”
Responding to IGN’s enquiries, a spokesperson for Bandai Namco adds:
“We have nothing to announce at this moment, 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.”
Both Little Nightmares games have been successful for Bandai Namco, but we wonder if future titles will be quite as distinctive without Tarsier Studios at the helm. Nonetheless, we look forward to whatever the studio produces next, and we’re sure Embracer Group also looks forward to owning the IP.