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Little Nightmares is Tarsier Studios' creepy adventure game Hunger, reborn (update)

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Bandai Namco and Tarsier Studios team up for disturbing tale

Bandai Namco has revealed Little Nightmares, a mysterious, monster-filled game set to make its full debut at Gamescom 2016 next week. But those familiar with developer Tarsier Studios' work may recognize the project and know it by a different name altogether: Hunger, last seen in early 2015.

Neither a press release nor a teaser trailer for Little Nightmares, above, mentions the project's previous reveal or seeming name change. A trailer that accompanied the first look at Hunger in February of last year also gave a longer look at the upcoming game, which still is without a release date or confirmed platforms. You can watch the older trailer below.

Tarsier Studios announced Hunger in summer 2014, when it received nearly $100,000 in funding for the game's prototype from the Nordic Game Program. Hunger, which was aiming for release on PlayStation 4, was about a nine-year-old girl named Six's journey into a world of disturbing, hungry creatures. That's still the case with Little Nightmares, whose tiny hero explores a vessel called The Maw in the hopes of escaping unscathed.

A site for the re-revealed game hosts a set of sliding picture puzzles and little else for now. Gamescom 2016 kicks off next week, so look for more information about Little Nightmares then.

Update: Little Nightmares will launch digitally on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in spring 2017, Bandai Namco announced during Gamescom. We'll be checking out the game — Tarsier Studios' first original adventure title — on the showfloor later this week, so stay tuned for more.