Did you know Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was recently released? No? Neither did a lot of people. Following his previous unusual decisions to not announce the game’s release, Scott Cawthorn has once again downplayed the newest installment of the simplistic horror series that has captured player’s imaginations and skills in theory-crafting.
Scott told fans the game was cancelled due to his being hacked and the current build showing up online. Fans of the series, understandably, reacted poorly, forcing Scott to make a statement letting people know he hadn’t been hacked—informing people not to worry about the game’s development. He assured people it was still on track and mentioned changing the music so it wouldn’t be flagged for copyright issues in Let’s Play content.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, released mere hours ago, is now on Steam in its entirety. Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 once again seems to shift up the gameplay and the plot to something new and unexpected. Most of the animatronics are gone—in fact only one remains. It is a twisted looking rabbit that could be an amalgamation between Bonnie and Freddy himself. It could also be a brand new animatronic we’ve not seen before. The game is out and already we’re seeing a whole bunch of speculation and theories about the game spreading. Scott’s site features a splash image saying “It’s all in your mind” only further fuels the Freddy’s conspiracy theorists.
The story for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is set 30 years after Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza has been closed down. The tragic murders that took place there are nothing but a mix of fractured memories and dark rumours. The new owners of “Fazbear’s Fright: The Horror Attraction seem determined to revive the urban legend. To make the experience as authentic as possible for their customers, the owners have sifted through the ruins of the old establishment. Looking for anything from that era they found—in the dust; empty animatronic shells, a hand, a hook, a paper-plate doll and something else long forgotten. Now thanks to this amazing discovery, Fazbear’s Fright has one of the old animatronics up and running around its halls. But is it what it seems to be? Something’s not quite right. It seems to watch the new security guard just a little too intently.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is out now via Steam for $7.99 and is receiving very positive community reviews. The game is simplistic in its game-play but, as always, the story is intriguing and unique. There’s likely going to be a fourth game considering Scott’s work ethic and if you want to remain up to date on Cawthorn happenings, go follow us at Twitter. We’ll keep you covered here at the Nation.