It's Little Nightmares 2 launch day today. The game releases simultaneously on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch, new-gen consoles via backward compatibility, and Stadia, but if you're playing on Stadia with an active Pro subscription, you need not purchase the game. It's already available to you. It joins 25+ other games as the latest to be offered as part of all Stadia Pro subscriptions.
Little Nightmares 2 comes from Tarsier Studios as the puzzle-platforming horror sequel to 2017's breakout hit. The original earned a "Strong" 79 average from well over 100 critics here on OpenCritic and right now the sequel is faring even better, with its own "Strong" 83 average.
Critics have praised the game for its setting, story, and gameplay to varying degrees but an impressive 88% of all reviews have been positive. Little Nightmares 2 is perhaps the biggest game yet to launch directly into Stadia Pro, though it's not the first. Others like Crayta, Orcs Must Die 3, and Outcasters have each also launched directly into Stadia Pro on their respective launch days.
In other Stadia news, the aforementioned maker game Crayta joins Destiny 2 and Super Bomberman R Online as the latest truly free to play game on Stadia. Crayta: Starter Edition offers a slew of the game's content and freeform game-making space to all players with a Stadia login - no purchase necessary.
As for new paid experiences, Pikuniku has joined the lineup of games found in the Stadia store. As always, purchasing or claiming any games means they can be played immediately and without download thanks to Stadia's foundation in the cloud.