It’s Time to Explore The Residence
20 March 2018

The day has finally arrived. Today, you and the Runaway Kid will discover one of the most dangerous areas of the Maw: The Residence of the Lady. Shadows will follow your every step, illusions and puzzles will block your progress, and only clever children will be able to unlock every hidden enigma of this terrifying suite of apartments.

To help orient you during this return to the Maw, we have some answers to questions about the world of Little Nightmares, straight from Tarsier Studios. We hope these insights will lead you to uncovering all of the Secrets of the Maw.


Beware, spoilers for the earlier chapters of the story may be ahead.


Can we unlock new achievements in this chapter?

Yes, there will be trophies to discover just like the other chapters. We have asked the watchers who keep track of such things to take extra care to record all of your deeds within the Residence. Even those you accomplish in secret.


Can this chapter answer any questions about the world outside of the Maw?

Sure it could, but we’ve resisted the temptation to just tell you everything, as it’s way too much fun reading all of the theories you’ve created! Though hopefully by the end of this chapter you’ll understand a little more about what makes the world of Little Nightmares turn the way it does.


Who are the shadow kids?

They’re nobody in particular. Just like all children, they’re forever being left behind; and just like all shadows, they’re difficult to escape.


Will there be more DLC for Little Nightmares now that the three chapters of the Secrets of the Maw have been released?

You only want DLC? You really should be demanding more of us! Rest assured, there is a world without The Maw, and if we ever get a chance to pay it a visit, there will no doubt be many tales to tell there.


Will we see any new characters in this chapter?

Maybe, but you might not see them until it’s too late.


Will any characters from the main game (like the Janitor) return in this chapter?

You don’t REALLY want us to answer that question, do you? Not really!


Can we find out what happened to the Nomes from chapter 2?

Sure. They escaped The Maw and sailed off into the sunset on a 32-foot yacht called ‘The Endeavour’, where they sipped champagne and played shuffleboard in their pajamas. Then they woke up.


Will the Kid ever find out what happened to the Girl from the first chapter?

For us, their first encounter was perfect, so why spoil it? Some things are best left alone.


How did the Runaway Kid and the other children come to be in the Maw?

That, I’m afraid, is something that will remain their secret for the time being. There’s a reason why nobody here speaks.


Are there any normal grown-up humans as we know them in the world of the Maw?

Such things have no place in The Maw. The problem with ‘normal grown-up humans’ is that we don’t know them, we just know what they look like on the outside. The Maw knows them though, and that’s what you see when you pay it a visit.


Why are there so many eyes all over the Residence?

I guess they’re there to watch something, but then, so are we.


Have we seen all of the Lady’s powers at work?

The Lady has been in The Maw for a long time. She’s learned all sorts of unpleasant things during her residence. It’s best that we don’t scratch the surface.


What connection does The Lady have to the Maw?

She belongs there, just like everyone else.


Is Six related to the Lady?

We get this question fairly often, and it seems the majority of people want them to be some sort of mother-daughter combo. I don’t know what that says about the general feelings we all have about our mothers, but I can say that I was once trapped on a train for half an hour and none of the other passengers were my mother. Maybe it’s what we expect of drama after a lifetime reading Joseph Campbell, Sophocles, or the person that started the whole tradition - George Lucas; but the reality is that these two characters have been thrown together by forces beyond their control. The child wants to escape and the adult wants to keep the child trapped forever. How people see that as a mother-daughter relationship, I just don’t know.


That’s all the answers we have for you now, but please share your thoughts on the mysteries of Little Nightmares with us on Facebook and Twitter. We truly enjoy hearing your theories and extrapolations!


We hope you’ll enjoy this final chapter of Secrets of the Maw: The Residence, which is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One today. Good luck, and keep your wits about you!


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