In a strange twist that proves that the internet isn’t just being crazy sometimes, we have been told that we’re going to get a fourth and final game to the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. So! Class in session. Let’s review the story so far and where we’re going (and obviously, there are spoilers).
What Happens in Five Nights at Freddy’s?
You play as the main character, Mike Schmidt, a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. This is one of those creepy kid’s pizza places like Chuck E. Cheese or Pistol Pete’s Pizza with the animatronic dolls that sing and everyone is glad don’t work.
However, at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, there’s more to the animatronic dolls. Ever since an incident in 1987 where someone lost their frontal lobe due to one of the dolls, they keep the dolls locked up during the day and let them wander the night.
The only issue with this arrangement is that they attempt to kill you by forcing you into an empty Freddy Fazbear costume.
Through piecing together news articles, a story surfaces where someone dressed up as one of the dolls and lured children into the back to murder them.
So you make it through five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s pizza for a little bit of money and don’t die in the process. Radical.
What Happens in Five Nights at Freddy’s 2?
In this prequel sequel to the first game, you play as the main character and security guard, Jeremy Fitzgerald, who is also in danger of being stuffed into a Freddy Fazbear costume. This time, it’s 1987, the year of the original attack mentioned in the first game.
Among the new additions is The Puppet, another creepy doll that comes out when you don’t wind a certain music box in another room as well.
Slowly, just like in the past game, you hear mentionings of curious goings-on during the day at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, only to find that some man used one of the yellow suits to do… something, although they never say what.
This game also features creepy animations in between levels of the puppet master and other entities moving throughout the restaurant, including a man in purple who seemingly abducts children and does things to them.
At the end of the game, certain animatronic dolls are scrapped while others are kept, segueing into the first game.
What Happens in Five Nights at Freddy’s 3?
You play as the main character who doesn’t have a name this time 30 years after the original game. You work at an updated place called Fazbear’s Fright, a joint that plays off of Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizza’s grizzly past. By monitoring your systems, you make it through–surprise!–five nights.
New additions also include the creepy Springtrap rabbit doll, which attacks you as soon as it enters your office.
Another new angle introduced is that of mini-games that can be unlocked throughout the game. By unlocking all the minigames, you unlock an ending in which all the animatronic dolls are shut down.
The minigames also piece together a story, much like the animations in between the levels of Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. The story tells of the purple man from the second game’s animations getting attacked by the spirits of the five children he killed. In order to escape, he leaps into the Springtrap costume, only to be crushed by a spring-lock mechanism inside the suit.
Once you beat the first nights, you are offered to work one more night. If you do, you later discover that Fazbear’s Fright is burnt to the ground, with Springtrap making an escape.
While no one is really sure where the game is going to go or where it will be set, it could be assumed that Springtrap is going to make an appearance. But with what spirit (or person) contained within?
Our teaser image also shows a very ratty Freddy Fazbear, so who knows what has become of him by this point in the game.
The final chapter of Five Nights at Freddy’s is slated for a Halloween release of this year.