This War Of Mine: The Little Ones, somewhat of a sequel to this year’s This War Of Mine, has gotten a release date for the PlayStation 4. Paweł Miechowski, one of the developers at publisher 11 Bit Studios, who also published and developed the first game in the series, took to the PlayStation blog in order to announce the release date.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective: that of a child. Based on the award-winning This War of Mine: The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger. The question is: how far will you go to make it through another day?
This experience focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids — they laugh, cry, play with toys and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you’ll have to bring back the kid in yourself to understand how to protect the little ones.
As a group of civilians you’ll be facing extremely difficult choices that have to be made just to survive the war: what do you do when you have to sacrifice someone? What do you do when you’re starving but other survivors may have food? You’ll need to get it as well as medication, bandages, and the like. When you run out of necessities, you’ll need to send one man on a mission to scavenge for any supplies. But kids are not as tough as adults — and you will be the ones taking care of them.
On the PlayStation blog, Miechowski followed up the description of This War Of Mine: The Little Ones above with:
“This sounds very serious, right? Because it is. Our goal as developers was to create a mature experience in which you’re seeing war through eyes of regular people — so not a military action, but a horrible challenge to overcome.”
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones is set to be released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive on January 29, 2016. Have a look at what we thought of the first entry in the series here.
Luke Luby is a journalist currently based in Cork, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Higher Diploma in English. For the last several years, he has been writing for a number of different publications.