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Little Nightmares 2 Review Embargo Details

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Little Nightmares 2 launches this week, and before it does, you'll want to check out what critics are saying about the game. Here's when you can find the first Little Nightmares 2 reviews.

Little Nightmares 2 launches on February 11 for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. Of course, it is also playable on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 with some incremental benefits, but a dedicated new-gen version will be available at a later date. Reviews for Little Nightmares 2 will start to appear on OpenCritic on February 9 at 7 am PT.

The original Little Nightmares launched in 2017 for many of the same platforms, only arriving on Switch at a later date. It earned a "Strong" 79 average from over 130 critics. Many of them praised the game's unnerving world and characters and chilling music. 

The sequel looks to expand on that breakout hit from Tarsier Studios by giving players a new setting to explore in Pale City, on top of a new protagonist, Mono, who will be joined by Six from the first game on some of his misadventures. Of course, new monsters threaten to disrupt his daring escape as well, with the social team teasing such creatures as The Librarian and a hunter wearing a burlap sack over his face.

The game's mix of puzzles, platforming, and exploration looks to grow in this sequel, with Tarsier also promising more story content than before, both in terms of game length and narrative depth to explore.

Reviews will hit as soon as the embargo breaks which will give us an early idea of the trendline for the game. While we can expect several dozen to arrive as soon as the embargo is unsealed, expect additional reviews to flow in all week from outlets still catching up on playtime. If you head to the game's OpenCritic page, you can guess the aggregate score, check out past news, trailers, and more from us here on OC, and more games journalists around the internet. 

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