The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series have been successful when it comes to making furry teddy bears the scariest things in the world. In the same vein as the “jump scares” the franchise is known for, the third installment, aptly named “Five Nights at Freddy’s 3,” seemed to have been made available on Steam without warning.
It’s justifiable, considering how even the lack of proper marketing will still make another bestseller out of developer Scott Cawthon’s game.
“Freddy’s” sees players in the shoes of a security guard working for Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. Gameplay involves monitoring security cameras and keeping the monstrous animatronix characters as far from the guard office as possible, or else suffer the startling consequences.
When bought from Steam, “Freddy’s 3” costs $7.99. It has been reported that it will be set in the future, a few years after the events of the first two games.
Videogame website Kotaku already expects plenty of YouTube users releasing videos of themselves playing this latest release. It should be noted that the massive amount of videos of people playing the game is considered one of the reasons the franchise has become highly successful.
And when they say the game has been played by “people of all ages,” they do mean including the elderly. YouTube channel TheFineBros has released a video compiling people above the age of 60 playing the horror title. In the end, after several futile attempts to startle them, Freddy’s creatures failed to scare the courageous players.
The surprise release of “Five Nights at Freddy’s 3” is similar to numerous singers who have dropped their products on the unsuspecting public. There’s Beyonce’s album Beyonce, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, and U2’s controversial Songs of Innocence, which faced backlash from iTunes users worldwide.