Little Nightmares screenshot of hands grasping at the main character

[Update]: Atmospheric horror-adventure Little Nightmares 2 has now been unleashed.

With Little Nightmares 2's release date just around the corner, Bandai Namco has decided to drum up a bit of excitement by giving away the original. So if you're in the mood for a stylish horror-adventure, head on over to the Bandai Namco store and you'll be able to grab yourself a free copy of Little Nightmares.

The giveaway is exclusively targeted towards Europe, though from what I've heard, the Steam key is not region-locked and you'll be able to claim it regardless of where you are. In other words, if you end up having trouble going through the giveaway yourself, you might want to hit up a friend overseas and see if they can help you out.

As for whether Little Nightmares is worth all this hassle, I would say the answer is yes if you like puzzly, highly atmospheric horror games. Personally, I had a great deal of fun with it back in the day as something about the storybook art style really resonated with me, especially in the latter parts of the game once everything started going crazy. So if you're eager to take a new horror game out for a spin, I'd highly recommend going with Little Nightmares, especially while it's still free.

The final thing worth mentioning is that giveaway will last until January 17th, which should give you plenty of time to grab yourself a copy. Have fun, and I'll leave you with one of the trailers, just to help establish the atmosphere: