The Show Is Going On Once Again With The Announcement For Hello Puppets: Midnight Show

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The prequel to Hello Puppets! is now in the works with Hello Puppets: Midnight Show getting an announcement at this year’s E3

There were definitely a lot more VR titles out at E3 this year and it looks like one IP is going to keep us all going to bed with nightmares after the announcement for Hello Puppets: Midnight Show. The prequel to the title that we had from Otherworld Interactive on the PC a bit ago and now it will be coming back to show off where it all started. Well, at least part of how the whole of Hello Puppets! started, as you always want to leave some threads dangling to be used at a later time. If you want to keep an IP flowing on longer than just a title or two at the very least. Soon we will be able to experience it all and see just how things started off for this title and the world it is all based in. Even if it feels a bit familiar as they always end up doing.

While this title does aim to offer up a bit more of the background story for Hello Puppets!, it also looks like it will bring us some other and terrifying changes to experience. The AI is a bit more advanced as we are hunted down and forced to play a sadistic game of Hide N' Seek that will feel different each time. The AI bosses will have their own personalities and narratives to go down and explore, even if being a prequel kind of limits how things can play out in the longer run of it all. All while we use the new hiding mechanics to make sure the puppets are not able to bring us to our demise. Yes, Hello Puppets: Midnight Show does sound like it could be any number of other titles in the same line, but it is trying to stand out by changing things up and actually making things feel more random than other night guard style games out there.

Hello Puppets: Midnight Show — Announcement

Escape the horror puppet show in Hello Puppets: Midnight Show, a new game by Otherworld Interactive and tinyBuild that was just revealed as a part of Steam Next Fest.

Midnight Show is a standalone PC prequel to the VR hit Hello Puppets!, set in the 1980s on the set of a Muppets knock-off TV show.

You are Owen Gubberson, a master puppet maker that brought their creations to life using magic. The puppets aren’t what you expected, however. They’re sadistic and evil, and they have plans for you.

You have one night to reverse the spell and escape the Handeemen Sound Stage alive


  • Dynamic Hide and Seek gameplay against an advanced AI that hunts you and forces you to learn its behavior and adapt.
  • Four distinct AI bosses with unique behaviors, personalities, and narratives. You’ll grow to fear and love them at the same time.
  • Large, complex levels full of tools to use against the puppets, hiding spots, and pieces of a larger narrative you’ll have to work to put together.
  • Unique “Hiding” mechanics that force you to stay on your toes by completing high-stakes minigames and challenges.

Have you been waiting to see a prequel to Hello Puppets! make its way out there or was this a nice surprise to have had in the mix of it all? Do you think we will get to see some real consequences from actions or will it fall prey to the normal issues prequels have? How dynamic do you think the narratives will be given the AI or will that just be a fancy way of saying each will have their own set one? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all if you so wish. We will keep the news flowing for Hello Puppets: Midnight Show as we get more of it all. Just be sure to keep checking back in for all of that and everything else that we can muster up in the weeks here.