Hello Neighbor 2
The reveal for Hello Neighbor 2 has happened and we have a look at a bit on how this will evolve the Hello Neighbor IP along the way
The headline here, more or less, say it all as Hello Neighbor 2 has been revealed to be a thing and coming to us in 2021. Some may be a fan of this and others not so much, but it is a new title for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC that we will get to experience out there. All while seeing how it will use everything from Hello Neighbor and expand upon it here for this sequel. Something that does not always go so well, but from the looks of things here, it could be taking us to some new level of horror. At least new levels as this IP can offer up to us all. It does not hit all of the normal ones for the hardcore fans out there.
As you will see below, Hello Neighbor 2 will further expand upon what we have experienced before but with some new technology added in. The AI in the game will be a bit more self-learning and hopefully react more than before. I am a fan of seeing that a locked door here in Hello Neighbor 2 does not always mean safety and that the enemies will be taking other paths to react a bit more like a living being. You can see a bit more of that in the following video even if it seems like the peripheral vision is not the best for the enemies in this one too. Now that will be something to see in a video game. If the AI will inspect based on assumption and not hard evidence of something lurking about.
Hello Neighbor 2 — Announcement
During the Xbox Games Showcase, tinyBuild revealed Hello Neighbor 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling horror franchise. 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), while being stalked by a creature controlled by self-learning AI. Hello Neighbor 2 will release for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC in 2021.
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.
- Open-World Gameplay — 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.
- Self-Learning 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.
- Expanded Universe — 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 being developed by Eerie Guest Studios in the Netherlands and is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC sometime later in 2021.
Were you hoping for a new Hello Neighbor title or did you not even play the original before now? Do you think it will stick to being a console exclusive or will it branch out as the other title has already? How smart do you want your AI in video games and do you want more realism when it comes to the NPC senses out there? Let us know down in the comments. I am sure there will be more for Hello Neighbor 2 as we head into the next year, so be sure to keep checking in for all of that and more.