- Little Nightmares III is expected to release in 2024 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows. A specific release date has not been announced yet.
- The game's development has been shifted from Tarsier Studios to Supermassive Games. Supermassive Games is known for their experience in horror games, having developed "Until Dawn" and "The Dark Pictures Anthology."
- Unlike the first two games which focused on the character Six, Little Nightmares III introduces new settings and protagonists, named Low and Alone. This represents a significant narrative change from the previous titles.
Every once in a while, there emerges an indie game that captures the hearts of gamers worldwide. Little Nightmares is one such game that managed to gain a massive fan following across all platforms, when it released in 2017. This delightful puzzle-horror game follows the journey of a little girl, Six, who has fought her way through the strange creatures in the Maw, which is an iron vessel she hopes to escape from.
To capitalize on the success of Little Nightmares, Tarsier Studios, the developer behind Little Nightmares, released a sequel in 2021, titled Little Nightmares II. Chronologically, Little Nightmares II is a prequel to its predecessor. Nonetheless, the sequel was also a smash success and in 2021, it was revealed that Little Nightmares III was in development. Here’s everything we know about it so far.
Table of Contents
- When is Little Nightmares III Coming Out?
- What Platform is Little Nightmares III Releasing On?
- The Latest Announcements Regarding Little Nightmares III
- Are There Any Major Changes in Little Nightmares III?
When is Little Nightmares III Coming Out?
Little Nightmares III is expected to release sometime in 2024, according to Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher. Although, we’ve yet to be informed of a concrete release date, we expect the game to be released soon, as the Little Nightmares game series, in typical indie fashion, has a short length and is a 2.5D game. Meanwhile, it’s best to wait for a formal announcement on a release date.
What Platform is Little Nightmares III Releasing On?
Gamers across all platforms can rejoice knowing that Little Nightmares III is releasing on all platforms, including both last-gen and the latest generation of consoles. That means it will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows.
The Latest Announcements Regarding Little Nightmares III
Since the announcement in October 2021, we’ve yet to receive a proper release date for Little Nightmares III. But in August 2023, at Gamescom, we were treated to a gameplay trailer, courtesy of Bandai Namco. From the looks of it, the game has managed to retain the core aspects of its gameplay and overall theme. This is surprising, as the development process went through a major transition internally.
You can check out the trailer for yourself on YouTube.
Are There Any Major Changes in Little Nightmares III?
There are 2 major changes being made in Little Nightmares III:
1. Game development will be handled by another studio
Although Little Nightmares I and II were developed by Tarsier Studios, they were published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This means that all intellectual rights belong to Bandai Namco. Regardless, Bandai Namco has decided that Little Nightmares III will be developed by Supermassive Games. However, fans can rest assured that Supermassive Games will do a great job of making a solid Little Nightmares game.
Supermassive Games’ portfolio consists almost exclusively of horror games. They are best known for developing Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, which they developed with Bandai Namco, and for The Quarry, which they developed for 2K Games. They have also developed the Enhanced Edition for Little Nightmares II which was released for next-gen consoles.
2. The narrative now shifts from Six to a whole new setting and new protagonists
Little Nightmares I and II followed the adventures of Six. And while the new game in the franchise has been titles Little Nightmares III, it is not linked to any of the previous games. Supermassive Games have decided to introduce a whole new setting and protagonists; Low and Alone. However, one should expect some Easter eggs that reference the previous entries in the franchise.
Well, that’s about pretty much everything we know about Little Nightmares III. Let us know if we’ve missed anything in the comments below. Oh, and don’t forget to watch the trailer. Who knows, you might notice something there no-one has pointed out before.
Little Nightmares is expected to release in 2024 at some point. There has been no announcement of a set release date.
Little Nightmares III will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows.
Yes, 2 major changes have been made. The first is that the development will now be handled by Supermassive Games rather than the original team; Tarsier Studios. The second change is that the sequel will feature new protagonists in a different setting, rather than continue the adventures of Six; the protagonist of the previous 2 games.