PS5 console owners have a limited pool of exclusives to enjoy, meaning that PS4 games are filling in the gaps in early 2021.
And this week has seen a surprise new demo released before the full game is launched on a number of platforms.
The good news is that this isn’t a limited time deal, meaning it’s going to be available to download over the coming months.
So if you’re looking for something new to check out, it might be worth checking out the new Little Nightmares 2 demo.
The original was a breakout indie hit, selling well across platforms and winning many plaudits with its unique art style and grotesque character design.
And Little Nightmares 2 is promising more of the same, with monsters to avoid, and puzzles to solve.
As our preview of Little Nightmares 2 states, LN2 includes sinister new areas to explore, in a much-expanded world.
One of the new areas that really showcased the strength of Little Nightmares 2 is the School, which is dominated by sinister children and a severe teacher.
There are new ways to solve puzzles and explore the dirty corridors and vents, as well as a new enemy to take on, which will no doubt prove popular with fans.
The Teacher had to be one of my favourite new characters to inhabit the Little Nightmares universe, as she fits the bill of the perfect nightmarish Governess.
Hiding from this monster takes courage and patience, as her elongated neck means that she doesn’t have to stomp after you.
The official game description from the new Little Nightmares 2 demo description page adds: “Return to a world of charming horror in Little Nightmares II, a suspense adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower.
“With Six, the girl in the yellow raincoat, as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower.
“Their journey won’t be easy; Mono and Six will face a host of new threats from the terrible residents of this world.
“Will you dare to face this collection of new, little nightmares? If you already own the PS4 version of this game, you can get the PS5 digital version at no extra cost and you do not need to purchase this product.
“Owners of a PS4 disc copy must insert it into the PS5 every time they want to download or play the PS5 digital version.”
As you might expect, the new Little Nightmare 2 demo only provides a small slice of the new gameplay being promised by the development team.
It focuses on the first portion of the game based in the swamp, which should give anyone playing it a taste of what the full experience is like.
It’s well worth a look if you’re a fan of the first game, and it’s a great way to see how the Little Nightmares 2 will be different from the original.
It should be noted that a PS5 upgrade for Little Nightmares 2 is being released this year, meaning this version can be played via backwards compatibility.
So this demo is definitely worth checking out by both PS4 and PS5 gamers interested in Little Nightmares 2, which arrives on last-gen on February 11, 2020.
The Little Nightmares 2 demo is free to download today and is Remote Play supported on final release.