Cut The Rope 2 (logo 001)

In September, Russia-based developer ZeptoLab confirmed that they were working on Cut the Rope 2—a sequel to their popular physics-based puzzler, and the fourth title in the Cut the Rope series.

It looks like the new game is going to be officially called ‘Cut the Rope 2: Om Nom’s Unexpected Adventure.’ And yesterday, the folks at ZeptoLab posted its first teaser: a 20-second clip starring Om Nom…

Here’s the video posted to ZeptoLab’s YouTube:

The brief clip doesn’t really tell us much—it’s just Om Nom sailing through a blue sky, dangling from his iconic rope as pieces of candy float by. The hashtag ‘OmNomIsMissing’ at the end may be a clue though.

Here’s the accompanying text from the above clip:

Oh my candy! Om Nom is missing! Om Nom, everyone’s favorite candy-eating monster and hero of the Cut the Rope series of mobile games, has disappeared. Based on this footage, detectives say that it appears that Om Nom was swept away by either a very large bird, or, more likely, a hot air balloon. Can you help us bring him home? We need to find Om Nom in time for the launch of Cut the Rope 2. Please let us know if you see him! #omnomismissing

First introduced in October of 2010, the Cut the Rope games have been downloaded more than 400 million times, and enjoy 60 million monthly users. All together, players have cut more than 60 billion ropes.

The developers say that Cut the Rope 2 is a massive step forward for the game, featuring amazing graphics, new characters, new levels and more. And it’s expected to hit App Stores this holiday season.