Scott Cawthon has released the trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3. It features what appears to be a new character, contrary to popular assumption that it would star the Golden Freddy seen in the first and second game.
The story takes place thirty years after the closing of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. A haunted house-style attraction based off of the pizzeria’s gruesome history has opened up, determined to recreate the experience for patrons.
The new building that the game takes place in is a linear haunted house, with a single entrance and exit. The interior is full of the Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza animatronics, both the decrepit originals and their scrapped redesigns. Although the original animatronics are only hollow shells of their original states, the owners of the attraction have made a shocking discovery: they’ve found a working animatronic.
Currently, there is no confirmation on if the old animatronics will actually reappear as more than just background cameos. All current evidence states that the animatronic featured in the trailer and screenshots is the only functioning one.
The Steam Greenlight page is full of screenshots revealing new gameplay elements, such as a monitor that displays a “system restart menu” that appears to control audio, camera, and ventilation systems.
The graphics and animation look to have once again been vastly improved from the previous games.
Scott Cawthon has confirmed that the game still has a ways to go before it’s finished. It’s best not to assume that any rumored dates are true.