Great news for indie and alternative horror games fans, as the cult smash hit Five Nights at Freddy’s for Nintendo Switch, gets a release date for the first three installments.
Five Night’s at Freddy’s is a very different kind of game when it comes to what we would normally expect from a horror title.
A hit indie game developed by Scott Cawthon, Five Nights at Freddy’s was released in 2014 and since then has had three sequels and five spin-off titles as well as books, toys and an upcoming movie.
The premise of the main game series sees players controlling a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza restaurants having to defend themselves against the company’s animatronic characters that come alive at night with murderous intent.
The first three installments play out from the point of view of the main character, the player must utilize different tools in order to prevent the animatronics from killing them in the security office and is played out over five straight nights.
The first game is played from a stationary position where the security guard must use controls to open and close doors thereby preventing the robotic animals from reaching him with a depleting power supply from each use of a tool.
In the sequel, there are no security doors and the security guard must protect himself using a stuffed bear head that is able to fool some of the animatronics while a flashlight and a music box can fool others.
The third game in the series introduces a monitor panel that must be used to prevent specific systems from going down and therefore allowing passage to the animatronics.
These first three titles in the popular saga have been confirmed for Nintendo Switch and are coming soon, with no news on any of the others in the series.
The games are known for their dark premise and alternative take on survival horror that incorporates some of the common fears of children in an adult setting.
Common horror elements are present in the games including darkened video cameras, plenty of jump scares and a harbinger of doom in the form of an ex-employee.
The characters in the games closely resemble well known real-world characters that some children find creepy and mirror some of our own perspectives on mortality and safety as the animatronics are actually possessed by the tortured souls of murdered children.
Since it’s release, Five Nights at Freddy’s has had a large cultural impact and has spawned many cultural offshoots such as three novels and a reported movie deal by Warner Brothers is also in the works.
The Five Nights at Freddy’s series is currently available for Windows PC, Playstation 4, Android and iOS with the first three installments scheduled for release on 29th November 2019.
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