Little Nightmares fans, rejoice! After the future of the series was left in question after developers Tarsier Studios were acquired by Embracer Group in 2019, it seems that a new entry in the popular franchise is on the way after a job listing appeared on Bandai Namco Europe’s Linkedin page on May 5th.
The company is looking for a ‘Producer Assistant’ to work with the Little Nightmares team, which Bandai Namco describes as being a ‘headline IP’. The listing goes on to detail the responsibilities the role entails, which further indicates the team is working on a new game in the series.
Spotted by Twitter user @SmackNPie, the job listing details all the responsibilities of the position.
You can read the full tweet below.
BIG NEWS: LITTLE NIGHTMARES 3 or at least next game in LITTLE NIGHTMARES franchise is CONFIRMED as Bandai Namco is hiring specifically for LN IP!
NOTE: Tarsier Studios (original LN1&2 devs) will NOT be working on this game and a small division and/or new studio will work on it… pic.twitter.com/OtbbhsMVrI
— SmackNPie (@SmackNPie) May 7, 2023
Although the game isn’t officially confirmed, it’s highly likely this title would be Little Nightmares 3. That being said, the franchise is no stranger to spin-offs, and there’s no guarantee that a new Little Nightmares would be a main-series title, or that Six would feature.
Despite the positive news for the future of the Little Nightmares games, there’s still no word on the previously-announced TV series. Coraline director Henry Selick was tapped to direct the pilot, and Joe and Anthony Russo of Avengers fame were set to be involved, but with little news about the show since 2017, it’s unlikely it will ever see the light of day.
Still, with a new game seemingly on the horizon, a mobile port of the original in the works, and Bandai Namco prioritizing the IP, it’s a good time to be a Little Nightmares fan.