Little Nightmares launch trailer is pretty creepy but definitely undersells the full experience

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 27 April 2017 04:52 GMT

Little Nightmares is too cute to be scary – right?

Little Nightmares releases this week and here’s one last trailer to sell you on it.

I’ve been playing it a bit and let me tell you – the trailers do no communicate it very well. Before I played Little Nightmares I did not expect to find it creepy at all; it just looks too cute, and kind of clichéd even.

But wow, it’s a lot more tense than these videos suggest. I guess Bandai Namco doesn’t want to throw spoilers at you, and also watching horror trailers is rarely as affective as seeing the full thing in context, let alone engaging with it directly by playing yourself. But seriously, Little Nightmares is pretty damned creepy. (I’m a wuss, though.)

Anyway, Little Nightmares releases on Friday for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A sidescrolling puzzle platformer, it tells the story of a starving young girl named Six (although she’s nine, apparently) who seems to be hiding out or trapped within the grounds of an institution called The Maw.

Little Nightmares comes to us from Tarsier Studios. I recently put the pieces together and realised the team is also responsible for Statik, an upcoming PSVR game I wish to put in my life and caress lovingly.

Little Nightmares is the first all-new project from the Swedish developer, which cut its teeth on a string of ports and add-ons for Sony.

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