Horror gamers are in for a festive fright as Five Nights at Freddy’s makes its long-awaited debut on consoles in 2019. As a firm favourite among the horror genre, Five Nights at Freddy’s follows various humans trying to escape a nightmarish band of animatronic monsters based on Chuck E. Cheese.
With Five Nights at Freddy’s first coming to our lives in 2014, the Windows game soon grew in popularity. While developer Scott Cawthon was criticised for the terrifying look of the characters in his previous game (Chipper & Sons Lumber Co.), he used this to his advantage to create Freddy Fazbear.
It was way back in 2016 that FNaF would be making the leap to consoles. Proving that patience is a virtue, the first four games are available now. That’s right, for $7.99 each, you can own Five Nights at Freddy’s 1-4 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
The release of the first four games is a great coup for fans of the Freddy series, however, there’s no news on whether the other games will be given an update. After rolling out like clockwork, 2015’s Five Nights 4 marked a change in the series.
The fourth game was originally billed as Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Final Chapter and followed a terrified boy as he protected his home from Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy.
Of course, FNaF 4 was only the start of the franchise’s continued legacy. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location was a move to a maintenance facility and introduced a whole host of new horrors.
There’s also the likes of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator as the sixth game in the ‘main’ series as well as spin-offs like FNaF World (2016) and Ultimate Custom Night (2018). The most recent release took a leaf out of Resident Evil 7‘s book with the atmospheric Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted.
Elsewhere, we could be in for a treat before the year is out with the upcoming release of Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. Being able to pick up the original four games (which many think are the best) for just $32 is pretty good considering you get so much content for such a small price.
As we wait for news on the potential Five Nights movie, at least we can fill our time plowing through the first four games on consoles. Don’t have nightmares kids!
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