Hello Neighbor 2 trailer shows off sneaking, showering, and new gameplay

Hello Neighbor 2
(Image credit: tinyBuild)

Hello Neighbor 2 got a brand new trailer during the PC Gaming Show as part of E3 2021. It shows a journalist who is trying to investigate the sinister neighbor Mr. Peterson, setting booby traps, sneaking up on him in the shower, and - whoops - getting caught. 

It looks like the sequel is sticking to the stealth horror route of the 2017 original, with the player squaring off against the games worryingly smart AI that learns your patterns and adapts to make sure you're never really safe from your creepy pursuer. He has his own routines, cooking, cleaning, being weird, that you can exploit to gain the advantage. The AI in Hello Neighbor 2 will even notice your successes, stealing your best tactics for itself. Have we learned nothing from sci-fi movies?

Hello Neighbor 2 is currently in its Alpha 1.5 build, with a planned release on Xbox Series X/S and PC sometime in 2021. It's being developed by Eerie Guest and tinyBuild, 

The E3 schedule has been packed with streams from all the top studios, and we've already had a number of announcements from the Summer Game Fest, and we've seen a load of Ubisoft games from the Ubisoft Forward event, including a surprise Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora reveal. We've also seen reveals from Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, and Square Enix. Be sure to check in after the PC Games Show to watch the Future Games Show Powered by WD_BLACK.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.