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There was never just one.
First teaser image's tagline, 
Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location is the fifth installment in the Five Nights at Freddy's series, released on October 7, 2016.

Summary

Welcome to Circus Baby's Pizza World, where family fun and interactivity go beyond anything you've seen at those *other* pizza places! With cutting-edge animatronic entertainers that will knock your kids' socks off, as well as customized pizza catering, no party is complete without Circus Baby and the gang!

Now hiring: Late night technician. Must enjoy cramped spaces and be comfortable around active machinery. Not responsible for death or dismemberment.

Development

The game was first teased back in April 2016, with a single image of the title and the animatronic, Circus Baby, on Scott's site; several more teaser images would eventually follow. A later trailer revealed the release date of October 7, 2016.

As part of the ongoing hype, Scott developed several "hoaxes" that kept conversations going. The first was dropped in August on his site, suggesting the game had been canceled due to leaks. However, fans soon discovered that the cancellation image, once lightened, revealed a news article detailing the closing of the in-game location due to gas leaks.

The second "hoax" was much closer to the release date, in which Scott suggested he would have to work on the game for longer than anticipated due to its darker storyline, which would not be appropriate for younger players. Three days later, just as initially promised, the game released.

Gameplay

Unlike the previous games, Sister Location has players complete a series of objectives depending on which night it is.

Stars

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A total of 8 stars can be unlocked in the fifth game's two modes.

There are 4 stars to unlock in the general plot.

  1. Beat Night 5 for the Real Ending. (See Night 5 for strategy)
  2. Complete Circus Baby’s death minigame. (See here for strategy)
  3. Beat Night 5 in the Private Room for the Fake Ending. (See Night 5 for strategy)
  4. Beat the Golden Freddy mode on V. Hard difficulty.*

In the Custom Night mode, 4 more stars can be achieved. See here for strategies.

  1. Beat all presets on Easy difficulty.
  2. Beat all presets on Normal difficulty.
  3. Beat all presets on Hard difficulty.
  4. Beat all presets on V. Hard difficulty.
* The Custom Night must be unlocked before achieving the fourth star.

Reception

The game received mostly positive reviews. Metacritic gave it an 8.1/10, with TechRaptor rating it the highest at a 9. Destructoid appeared to have the lowest, a 6, citing pacing and continued reliance on the tropes that made the original a success.

Trivia

  • The names of the animatronics who appeared in the game were unintentionally leaked prior to the release of the game from Scott Cawthon's copyright catalog.
    • Many speculated that Sister Location would explore the origins of Mangle, as the animatronic known as Funtime Foxy made its first canonical debut in the series with the release. It first appeared in FNaF World where it was an intact Mangle.
  • This is one of the few games in the series where Scott Cawthon does not voice any of the characters on-screen or off-screen with the other games being Five Nights at Freddy's 4 and Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator.
Games
Primary Series
Clickteam
Series
Five Nights at Freddy's234 (Add-on)Sister Location (Add-on)Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria SimulatorUltimate Custom Night
Cooperative
Series
VR: Help Wanted (DLC)AR: Special Delivery (Add-Ons)
Standalone
Series
Spin-Off
Series
FNaF World (Add-on)Freddy in Space 2Security Breach: Fury's Rage
Troll
Games
FNaF3FNaF World: Halloween EditionSister Location: MAUltimate Custom Night Demo
Miscellaneous
Platforms
Home ConsolesMobile Ports (FNaF1FNaF2FNaF3FNaF4FNaF: SLFFPSUCNFNaF: HWFW)
Demos
Main Series' DemosFNaF World DEMO
Bundles
The Fazbear Fanverse InitiativeThe Core CollectionFranchise BundlePlayStation 4 Bundles
Upcoming Games
Security BreachInto MadnessAAA Game
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