Little Nightmares II: Enhanced Edition Updates The Game For New Hardware

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By Billy Givens on August 26th, 2021


Little Nightmares II was an impressive sequel to the original spooky game from Bandai Namco, making quite a splash when it landed on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC last year. But while the initial release was playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles, native versions for those consoles haven’t been made available… Until yesterday, that is.

Little Nightmares II: Enhanced Edition is now available for PS5 and Xbox Series S and X, bringing a host of new improvements to the already spectacularly creepy title. If you own the last-gen version of the game, you can upgrade to this enhanced iteration at no additional charge. Meanwhile, PC users can also gain access to this new edition by way of a free patch, but Nintendo Switch players are out of luck when it comes to upgrading in any capacity.

The most meaningful upgrade included in the console versions of Little Nightmares II: Enhanced Edition is the addition of two visual modes that prioritize graphical fidelity or framerate. Beauty Mode allows for 4K/30FPS and ray tracing, while Performance Mode provides 60FPS with ray tracing and a dynamic resolution. Other improvements include increased resolution of volumetric shadows, interactive particles that are dynamically affected by player movement, and a new 3D soundscape mix that can be brought to life through 5.1/7.1 audio systems. PC users can adjust all of this stuff individually, of course.

Whether you’re diving into Little Nightmares II for the very first time or returning to this unsettling world to see all of the improvements, the Enhanced Edition is a substantially better and more immersive way to experience this critically-acclaimed puzzle platformer. Of course, if you don’t have a PS5, Xbox Series console, or high-end PC, you can always grab the standard version on any major platform and enjoy the game nonetheless.

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