Tarsier Studios moving on from Little Nightmares, but Bandai Namco could continue with the series
After creating the successful Little Nightmares games, Tarsier Studios is moving on from the puzzle-platformer horror adventure series. The developer confirmed to IGN that Little Nightmares II will be its last title in the series.
Tarsier CEO Andreas Johnsson told IGN in a statement:
“For the last 6 years, our mission at Tarsier Studios has been to create mesmerizing worlds. Little Nightmares was our first attempt and was a huge success. I personally love how Little Nightmares has gathered fans around the world over the course of the last 4 years. From the fan art, extensive fan theories and genuine reactions, it all has been amazing to witness. Our collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has been extremely satisfying, they listened to our creative vision and took our crazy ideas and ambitions to heart.
That being said, it is bitter sweet to announce that we are leaving the world of Little Nightmares behind us. Little Nightmares will always be dear to us at the studio. Since being acquired by the Embracer Group in December 2019, it is now time for us to embark on a new chapter, create new IPs and explore new worlds. Personally I am very excited to see what our studio creates and counting down the days until we can welcome our fans.”
Tarsier Studios was acquired by Embracer while the Little Nightmares IP lies with Bandai Namco. Embracer would want Tarsier to work on new projects for the company, so this news isn’t terribly surprising.
Bandai Namco itself may choose to continue on with Little Nightmares in the future. A spokesperson said, “since we received so much love from fans all around the world with the release of Little Nightmares 2, we feel energized to deliver more content in the future.”