Publisher Bandai Namco has officially revealed new content coming for the horror-platformer game by developer Tarsier Studios. Simply titled Little Nightmares Secrets of The Maw, the new art largely hints at a new playable character. Additionally, new details possibly confirm that this new content could be a lengthy experience.
Bandai Namco released the tease on their official Twitter account. The art shows a young boy running away from the grasp of a blind and long-armed Janitor. In the background is a yellow hooded person that looks a lot like Six, or it’s probably Six herself. There’s also some Gnomes in the background of this prison-set teaser.
As of this writing, little is known about the Secrets of The Maw. It’s still unknown whether this is a standalone game or a DLC. We’re also unsure if this is a free content update, considering many complained about the game length being too short. Though Tarsier Studios’ recently told GameInformer that it was never their intention to make a lengthy game, especially if they had to put in filler content.
“We never really wanted to make a long game. The idea always was to make something that got in and got out – which is a horrible way to put it. Something that didn’t hang around and felt like filler,” Little Nightmares narrative designer Dave Mervik told Game Informer. “It’s our first original game as well, so we wanted to make sure that the emphasis was on quality rather than length.”
Lengthier Than The Base Game?
As with regards to the Little Nightmares Secrets of The Maw game, Marvik might have teased some information about it in the Game Informer interview. “If we did get to make another game in that world [Little Nightmares] in the future, perhaps we’d have a bit more time to make something longer, but it would never be just for the sake of it. If the story we wanted to tell next time was only going to be a certain length to be good, then we’d have to go that way.”
A few weeks ago, Bandai Namco teased Little Nightmares Secrets of The Maw by placing a short gameplay footage of it in their accolades trailer. The brief look at Secrets of The Maw showed Little Nightmares protagonist Six watching a young boy from The Maw’s eye-shaped monitor.
When piecing together the details from the teaser image as well as what we saw from the brief gameplay, it’s possible the Secrets of The Maw is set before the events of Little Nightmares. It’s unlikely that Secrets of The Maw is a sequel, considering what happens to The Janitor and The Maw in the base game. Assuming Six is the person locked in the teaser image, Secrets of The Maw could might not only reveal more details about the game’s lore, it could also show how Six was able to escape from captivity.
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