Since December Scott Cawthon has been teasing the development of his new Five Night’s at Freddy’s game, but has been keeping most of the details secret. Many gamers on the Steam community have been puzzling over the images have been posted on Mr. Cawthon’s website which include: a box of heads from the toy animatronics (FnaF2), Foxy’s hook hand, a paper plate man (FnaF2), and several other parts; another image with the face of a VERY deteriorated animatronic, and the tagline “What can we use?”.
Last week Scott finally broke the silence and put Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3 onto Steam Greenlight, where it quickly passed through the process after grabbing the #1 spot. The page on Greenlight includes early screenshots of the new game — including clear pictures of the new animatronic — and a trailer that gives a look into the basic premise. Five Night’s at Freddy’s 3 is set 30 years in the future from the first game (FNaF2 was a prequel) and it seems that only a single animatronic has survived time and deterioration. The series’ other animatronics are so far only present in the form of broken parts and incomplete robots. You can check out the trailer yourself below.
The trailer promises that “the attraction now has one animatronic”, so there is a chance that there will only be the one. This seems to be the case, as the others all appear to be disassembled in the trailer and pictures. However, as a fan of the series, I worry that the game might be too easy with only a single adversary to deal with. Knowing Scott Cawthon, though, there is probably more to this game than that as the second game had its own share of surprises when it was released.
Personally I am looking forward to Scott Cawthon’s expansion to his dark series. Each game in the series has proven to be a fun and challenging experience in their own right, and I am curious to see how the lore is expanded. The new animatronic (which seems to be Bonnie the Bunny, based on the design) looks creepy and the graphics for this title seem to be much better than the others, which is impressive considering how the it hasn’t even been a year since the original was released. Clearly Mr. Cawthon is learning much from his experiences in the series.
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