Sorry folks, it looks like Little Nightmares II could be the final game in the beloved series.
According to a recent earnings report (thanks, IGN), parent company Embracer Group (who obtained Little Nightmares developer Tarsier back in 2019), has spoken about the studio's next project and said that despite the well received reception of the game, "Tarsier studios will, from now on, focus on creating new IPs."
The rights to Little Nightmares II remains solely with its publisher, Bandai Namco. While it’s entirely possible that the publisher could place the IP under a new developer, the comments made about Tarsier suggest they won’t have any future involvement.
Embrace CEO, Lars Wingefors, added in a webcast relating to the earnings that while he’s happy about the critical success for the series, ”it's owned by Bandai Namco and published by Bandai Namco, so it doesn't really have any significant commercial impact for us.”
We recently reviewed Little Nightmares II and highly praised its atmosphere and story, but found some of its new elements a little underwhelming. Still, we would love to see the series continue and thrive in the future.
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