The launch of the upcoming puzzle-platformer by Tarsier Studios, Little Nightmares, is just around the corner. Publisher Bandai Namco released a launch trailer for the game, and we get to see some truly surreal and nightmarish imagery. There’s all kinds of deformed monstrosities, platforming puzzles and twisted, creepy environments.
Little Nightmares is the latest effort from Tarsier Studios, developers of the Little Big Planet games. It’s a puzzle-platformer set in an appropriately nightmarish world called The Maw. The world is some sort of resort for all kinds of monsters, it seems. You play as a little nine-year-old called Six, and your task is to get to freedom while navigating your way through all kinds of creatures that want you dead. The game seems very reminiscent of the recent indie-hit, Inside, with a dash of Nightmare Before Christmas.
In the trailer, we can see that Six is extremely small compared to the world around her, so much so that the child can climb a chest of drawers like a ladder. We also get a glimpse of how the puzzle parts work, and again, it’s much like Inside, with turning cranks and pushing crates. However, the real treats of this game are the monsters and environments. It seems that literally everything that moves is out to get you. The two we get to see most of is a horrifying-looking chef and another creature with very short legs and extremely long arms. The game does promise that we’ll get to play with our childhood fears, and it seems they’re gonna deliver.
The final shot of the trailer shows us The Lady, a mysterious figure that seems to be ruling over The Maw. Who is she and what is her connection to the world of Little Nightmares? That’s one of the game’s many mysteries we’ll have to unlock. You can check out the launch trailer below.
Little Nightmares is scheduled to launch on April 28th, and you can still preorder it if it seems up your alley. It’ll be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.