Set in what looks more like a facility than a family restaurant, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location will contain at least four new haunted animatronics guaranteed to give you nightmares. There’s the ringmistress Baby, Funtime Foxy (who is possibly a hybrid of Foxy and the Mangle characters from the original series), Funtime Freddy (sporting a Springtrap puppet on his right hand) and the twisted ballerina Ballora – who’s eyes never appear to open.
The trailer for the FNAF spinoff begins with a cold open as the words “Fear, panic, dread and terror deep below ground where memories sleep. Anger is restless and secrets don’t keep” appear alongside flashing images of the beloved survival-horror franchise’s past installments. We are introduced to possibly new gameplay mechanics as the room/elevator descends into madness before divulging into a vent before we get a load of Baby and her nightmarish clan.
Creepy music ensues before presumably Baby utters the phrases “Don’t hold it against us. You don’t know what we’ve been through” at the trailers end.
The demented cat known as Sister Location was semi-let out of the bag in the second FNAF World update ending, which was released May 13th (which of course, fell on a Friday). During the ending, the player finds FNAF creator Scott Cawthon at a desk explaining that he’s created something terrible and that her name is Baby. The lights dim, glowing eyes appear in the corner and when the lights come back on, Cawthon is found lying in a pool of his own blood.
This Fall, gamers and horror enthusiasts alike will uncover the terrifying reasons why nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Contrary to popular belief, developer Scott Cawthon pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes Thursday when the long awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 became available on Steam.
“Ok, so as many of you already know, I’m bad with release dates. The game is finished,” Cawthon said in a Steam Community group post
The survival/horror game was initially scheduled for a Halloween release, but was then pushed forward to August 8 several weeks ago upon the launch of the game’s trailer.
The restaurant based franchise has now taken a new form with not only moving the game location inside a house, but with “nightmare” incarnations of the beloved spine-tingling animatronics.
The game can be purchased here for $7.99.
An expansion is planned for a Halloween release, but it’s a safe bet that we’ll be getting that early as well.
After all, Cawthon is “bad with release dates.”
In a shocking turn of events, Five Nights at Freddy’s has taken the terror out of the restaurant and into your home.
Not only does the trailer feature horrific jumps and visuals, but it offers a glimpse at new gameplay mechanics. For instance, the player can explore their house rather than being confined to one room.
There is also the case of the animatronics. The nightmare versions from all the teasers on developer Scott Cawthon’s website are the monsters we will be dealing with, including the Freddy minions and the “Plush Trap,” which is another game mechanic all together.
The trailer also begins with several chilling questions: “What is it that you think you see? What game do you think you are playing? What have you brought home?”
Before we compliment Cawthon on a job well done, we have a few questions of our own that must be addressed.
Are we playing a nightmare or reality?
Where are Fredbear and the puppet?
How will this be linked to the franchise?
We’ll know all this and more when the game launches August 8.