Last month, developer Tarsier Studios and publisher Bandai Namco announced Little Nightmares: Secrets of the Maw, an expansion pass for the 2.5 D hide-and-seek-style horror platformer that released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC back in April. The expansion pass includes three chapters that tell a parallel story to the events of the original game. The first chapter — The Depths — is available today alongside a launch trailer.
Offering an alternative perspective on Six’s adventures, the new DLC introduces a new playable protagonist called The Runaway Kid, a fellow prisoner looking for a way out of the dark depths of The Maw, the same eerie vessel Six is trying to run from in the base game.
Across these three chapters, The Runaway Kid will visit new, unseen areas of the Maw. The following elevator pitch is provided for specifically The Depths:
In the first chapter of this escape story taking place in parallel to Six’s, another prisoner of the Maw known as The Runaway Kid will explore the decayed and flooded basement of this sinister place. In order to survive, The Kid will have to solve water-based puzzles and swim through the treacherous waters while avoiding the grasp of The Granny – the abandoned monster living in this murky place.
Following The Depths will be the second chapter, The Hideaway sometime in November and the third and final chapter (which is currently without a name) sometime in January 2018. The Secrets of the Maw expansion pass is available for $9.99 USD. You can also purchase each chapter individually for $3.99 USD. The base game of Little Nightmares costs $19.99 USD, while a Complete Edition packed with the expansion pass among other things can be picked up for $29.99 USD.
Below, you can check out the new trailer. Additionally, if you haven’t already be sure to check out our review of the game — where we awarded it a stellar 9 out of 10.