Experience the horror of Little Nightmares 2 with a free demo on Steam

Little Nightmares 2
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If you can hardly wait for Little Nightmares 2, you'll be happy to know you can try it out right now with a free demo on Steam.

Developer Tarsier Studios announced a demo for its creepy upcoming sequel to Little Nightmares is available on PC in a recent tweet. The demo will also be coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch at a later date in early 2021. 

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Taking on the role of a young boy called Mono who's trapped in a world corrupted by an evil transmission, you set out to discover the transmission's source with a girl in a yellow raincoat called Six, who acts as your guide. In the "Wilderness demo", you'll be given the chance to experience what it's like to make your way through an "eerie forest."  

"Play as Mono and begin your journey towards the Signal Tower by making your way through an eerie forest," the official post on Steam reads. "If you make it to the shack, you'll have a chance to free Six and work together to escape the Hunter."

Back in August, the official release date was revealed along with a new gameplay trailer, which shows off the dark adventure that truly is the stuff of, well, nightmares. Rather aptly, another trailer dropped for the game back in October to coincide with the Halloween season. Giving us a look at some of the locations we'll be exploring in the game's spooky world, the Halloween trailer shows some of the unsettling faces and traps you'll be contending with on your journey.

Ahead of Little Nightmares 2's planned launch on February 11, 2021, you can also pre-purchase the standard or deluxe edition of the game on Steam now. 

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Heather Wald
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I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.