If you’re a fan of the survival horror game Hello Neighbor and you want to learn more about the game’s backstory then this may peak your interest. Publisher tinyBuild has revealed via its official Twitter account Hello Neighbor: Missing Pieces, a novel set before the events of the original game.
The book is set to be published by Scholastic and will follow a boy named Nicky Roth as he moves to a new neighborhood and becomes friends with the Petersons, who live next door. You can check out the full description, straight from tinyBuild, below:
Nicky Roth has always been a lonely kid. But that all changes when he and his family move to Raven Brooks and meet their eccentric neighbors, the Petersons. Nicky befriends the Petersons’ son, Aaron, bonding over their talents for tinkering. Soon the boys are inseparable and using their skills to pull pranks on the townspeople.
But something about Aaron bothers Nicky–people seem almost afraid of him and his family. Through snippets from Aaron and a lot of sleuthing in the town’s archives, Nicky discovers a dark past haunting his neighbors, a streak of bad luck they can’t seem to shake. Aaron thinks that’s all behind them now, but Nicky has a feeling the Petersons are fated for another tragedy. . . .
This pulse-pounding prequel novel to the hit video game Hello Neighbor includes two-color illustrations throughout, to help readers unwind the mystery at the heart of the game.
According to the official Amazon listing, the book will be available on September 11, 2018, and will cost $4.99 for the Kindle version, and $7.99 for the paperback one.
For those that don’t know, Hello Neighbor tasks players with sneaking into the house of their neighbor (who would have guessed that) and attempting to enter their basement, all with the owners lurking around the house. If players are spotted they will need to hide or they will be caught and players will have to start over. The game had a long development process, with Alpha versions of the game being released all the way in 2016.
Hello Neighbor was originally released on PC and Xbox One on December 8, 2017, with Nintendo Switch and PS4 versions currently in development.