Just in time for Halloween, Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon releases the first teaser trailer for FNAF World, but there’s nothing scary about it.
Scott Cawthon, developer of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series, today released a new teaser demonstrating what fans can expect from the series successor, FNAF World. However, as promised, the game looks entirely different from prior Five Nights at Freddy’s titles, which may surprise fans.
FNAF World, the self-proclaimed ‘cute’ spin-off of Five Nights at Freddy’s, barely resembles its jumpscare roots, looking more like a classic RPG. The teaser is partially build-up and partially a demonstration of gameplay, showing off the iconic Five Nights at Freddy’s terrifying animatronics in a new, cute, appearance traversing an overworld map and fighting in a four-member party.
The formerly-frightening animatronics now have adorable attacks, fighting enemies with rolling pizzas and musical notes, and healing one another with cupcakes. The trailer also acknowledges the massive cast of characters, featuring every form of the animatronics from prior games.
While Cawthon previously promised that FNAF World would bear little resemblance to prior Five Nights at Freddy’s games, no one could blame gamers if they didn’t necessarily believe it. Turning a series known for its jumpscares and terrifying moments into a cutesy RPG didn’t seem like a logical progression, but it looks like Cawthon is holding true to his statement. Of course, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the cute RPG holds some sinister secrets under the surface, as all of the Five Nights at Freddy’s games have contained secrets. The game may even unveil some more hints about the story, as creator Cawthon has stated that to this day, no one has figured out the true story behind Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Cawthon has received some flack in the past for seemingly churning out four Five Nights at Freddy’s games over the course of a single year. He openly replied to the complaints on Steam, stating that he worked hard to create the Freddy’s series. Considering the departure of FNAF World from the original Five Nights at Freddy’s formula, Cawthon is proving that he can do more than throw jumpscares at gamers. However, it remains to be seen if fans of the jumpscare genre follow FNAF World to the RPG realm.
Whether you love, hate, or don’t care about Five Nights at Freddy’s, it’ll definitely be interesting to see if FNAF World is as cute and harmless as Cawthon is making it out to be. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s still something dark lingering under its cutesy outward appearance, but we’ll have to wait and see.
FNAF World is scheduled for release in 2016 for Android, iOS, and PC.