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Hello Neighbor 2

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Eerie Guest Studios
Release Date: Dec. 6, 2022

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'Hello Neighbor 2' Playable PC Demo Available Now

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2022 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT

Hello Neighbor 2 is a stealth horror game featuring open-world gameplay and self-learning AI.

Taking place directly after the events of the original, players will explore the open world of Raven Brooks and search for the missing Mr. Peterson (the Neighbor). Every one of its colourful townsfolk is driven by a powerful shared neural network AI, capable of learning from their encounters not just with you, but all players worldwide. With the townsfolk getting wise to your tricks, be prepared to adapt and improvise. It's going to take more than just journalistic instincts to crack this case. Stealth, evasion and no shortage of puzzling lays ahead. Just try not to end up on the growing list of missing persons yourself.

Play as Quentin, a local reporter investigating why people have started to mysteriously disappear in Raven Brooks. A string of discoveries will lead you to an abandoned house occupied by a mysterious, raven-like being.

Explore the abandoned house from the original game, while being stalked by an AI, and see the gameplay expand into the open world of Raven Brooks, a sandbox playground where you need to scavenge for useful items while trying to not get caught by the inventive AI.

Unlike the original, where the AI navigated by manually placed waypoints, Hello Neighbor 2 features an AI where navigation patterns are fully dynamic. The mysterious creature will observe the player's movements and actions and will use that knowledge to prevent players from figuring out the secrets lying within the house and its surroundings.

With an expanded world comes an expanded roster of all-new characters to meet, surveil, and escape from. What secrets could The Baker be hiding in those croissants? Is there something shady about the Taxidermist? And what is The Mayor up to that would warrant getting an attack dog to keep safe. Wait…there are dogs in Hello Neighbor now?!

They say you can't go home again, but there's nothing stopping you from visiting your old neighbors.

tinyBuild are inviting everyone back to the Peterson house for an early investigation through the world of Hello Neighbor 2. Get your best sneaking shoes ready and your thinking cap on for a self-contained stealth horror adventure that separate from the upcoming full game.

In the demo players will get to start their investigation in a familiar location. The old Peterson house has seen better days, but there's rumors of strange noises coming from the building at night. In this one-shot standalone adventure you'll have to tread carefully to avoid the attention of the house's reclusive owner as you search for the tools and keys needed to steal a glimpse at its deepest, most hidden secrets. What's lurking behind the red door? Why are there so many paintings of oranges? And what on earth is going on in that bathroom!?

Pre-order are open now on PC (Steam or Epic), Xbox or PlayStation, giving immediate access to the open Beta. Owners of the Deluxe edition will be able to play five days early, and begin their investigation of Raven Brooks on December 1st.

Be prepared to adapt and improvise. It’s going to take more than just your journalistic instincts to crack this case. You’ll need to sneak, snoop, spy, and stalk your way across every corner of the town in order to shed some light on the mystery of just what is going on in Raven Brooks. Can you uncover the dark secrets of the town, its residents, and of The Neighbor himself? Or will you be the one going missing next?

The development of Hello Neighbor 2 started before the release of the Secret Neighbor multiplayer spin-off and the brand-new story fits into the bigger Hello Neighbor cross-media universe, which features a best-selling books series, animated TV show pilot, comic book series, and an upcoming board game.

Hello Neighbor 2 is coming to the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam) on December 6, 2022.

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