With the game’s final DLC releasing this week, Tarsier pulls back the curtain on (some) of the in-fiction mysteries...
Hello once again, children. We’re so pleased you’ve joined us for the last chapter of the Runaway Kid’s journey through the Maw, which will be releasing this Friday, 23rd February. It’s been quite a while since we last spoke about Little Nightmares, and although this particular story is coming to a close, the world of Little Nightmares continues! And we know that you still have many, many burning questions about that world and the curious things you’ve encountered during your time there.
So, to sate your hunger just a bit, we here at Tarsier Studio browsed through the shelves and drawers and cabinets at our disposal, all of them bulging with questions (including many that were gathered from your fertile minds, thanks to Twitter and Facebook). We were delighted to pluck out a few plump, wriggling answers nested there in order to serve them up to you. Delicious…
Beware, spoilers for the earlier chapters of the story may be ahead…
Can we unlock new Trophies in this chapter?
Yes, there will be Trophies to discover just like the other chapters. We have asked the watchers who keep track of such things to take extra care to record all of your deeds within the Residence. Even those you accomplish in secret.
Can this chapter answer any questions about the world outside of the Maw?
Sure it could, but we’ve resisted the temptation to just tell you everything, as it’s way too much fun reading all of the theories you’ve created! Though hopefully by the end of this chapter you’ll understand a little more about what makes the world of Little Nightmares turn the way it does.
Who are the shadow kids?
They’re nobody in particular. Just like all children, they’re forever being left behind; and just like all shadows, they’re difficult to escape.
Will there be more DLC for Little Nightmares now that the three chapters of the Secrets of the Maw have been released?
You only want DLC? You really should be demanding more of us! Rest assured, there is a world without The Maw, and if we ever get a chance to pay it a visit, there will no doubt be many tales to tell there.
Can we find out what happened to the Nomes from chapter 2?
Sure. They escaped The Maw and sailed off into the sunset on a 32-foot yacht called ‘The Endeavour’, where they sipped champagne and played shuffleboard in their pajamas. Then they woke up.
Will the Kid ever find out what happened to the Girl from the first chapter?
For us, their first encounter was perfect, so why spoil it? Some things are best left alone.
How did the Runaway Kid and the other children come to be in the Maw?
That, I’m afraid, is something that will remain their secret for the time being. There’s a reason why nobody here speaks.
Are there any normal grown-up humans as we know them in the world of the Maw?
Such things have no place in The Maw. The problem with ‘normal grown-up humans’ is that we don’t know them, we just know what they look like on the outside. The Maw knows them though, and that’s what you see when you pay it a visit.
Have we seen all of the Lady’s powers at work?
The Lady has been in The Maw for a long time. She’s learned all sorts of unpleasant things during her residence. It’s best that we don’t scratch the surface.
What connection does The Lady have to the Maw?
She belongs there, just like everyone else.
Is Six related to the Lady?
We get this question fairly often, and it seems the majority of people want them to be some sort of mother-daughter combo.
I don’t know what that says about the general feelings we all have about our mothers, but I can say that I was once trapped on a train for half an hour and none of the other passengers were my mother. Maybe it’s what we expect of drama after a lifetime reading Joseph Campbell, Sophocles, or the person that started the whole tradition – George Lucas; but the reality is that these two characters have been thrown together by forces beyond their control.
The child wants to escape and the adult wants to keep the child trapped forever. How people see that as a mother-daughter relationship, I just don’t know.
It’s a curious thing, isn’t it? How the taste of answers only sharpens your appetite for more? Take care, hunger can lead one to terrible ends for the sake of one more sweet morsel.
We hope you’ll enjoy this final chapter of Secrets of the Maw: The Residence, which will be available on 23rd February. Please do share your thoughts on its mysteries with us. You never know when another warm, fresh answer might show itself.