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Five Nights at Freddy's is an independent survival horror franchise created by Scott Cawthon that first started as a video game released on 2014.

Video Games

Main category: Games

The first entry in the series was the original Five Nights at Freddy's. It was released on July 24th 2014. On November 11, 2014, a second game, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, was released onto Steam. On March 2, 2015, a third game, Five Nights at Freddy's 3, was released onto Steam. A fourth game, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, was released on July 23, 2015, and also a Halloween update released on October 30, 2015. A fifth game, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location was released on October 7, 2016, and a free update containing the Custom Night (with new in-game challenge mode and new cutscenes) became available on December 1, 2016. The sixth game was released on December 4, 2017 for free under the guise of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. A spin-off title, Ultimate Custom Night, was released on June 27, 2018. Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is currently in works and will be released on 2020.

A VR game entitled Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted became available on May 28, 2019. The game features 40 mini-games based upon previous installments along with some never before seen content. The AR game entitled Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery is released on November 25, 2019.

A separated spin-off role-playing game, entitled FNaF World, was released on January 21, 2016 formally at Steam before taking the game down due to negative reception, and re-released on Game Jolt on February 8, 2016, along with a second update later releasing on May 13, 2016. The game itself takes place in its own universe and does not have anything to do with the core series, but still a part of the official franchise. Another spin-off taking place in its own universe, titled Freddy in Space 2, was released on December 3, 2019.

A game titled Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery was released by Illumix on 25 November 2019. In August 2018, Scott Cawthon announced he made a deal with a AR game studio stating that, "The AR game is well under way, and while I’m not going to reveal any gameplay details yet, I will say that the impending doom of something hunting you will keep you up at night." The development team was later revealed to be Illumix, On September 6, 2019 a teaser trailer was uploaded for the game to Illumix's YouTube channel, followed by an announcement trailer one week later on September 13, revealing the title.

Scott confirmed other games planned for the future: a next possible installment to continue the main core series with bigger budget and multiplayer genre is under development by the company Universal with Scott's collaboration.

Another game, titled Five Nights at Freddy's: Into Madness, was originally planned to be developed by Scott himself alone as confirmed on August 19, 2018. However on August 8, 2019 with the following reveal of the Freddy in Space 2, the game was announced to be on hold and will likely be a next Five Nights at Freddy's project by Steel Wool Studios on 2021.

Film

Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's (Film)

A film adaptation is currently in production at Blumhouse Productions. On March 28, 2017, Scott posted on his twitter (which he has not posted on since he created it in December 2014) that Blumhouse Productions, known for many films such as Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Get Out, and Split, will be involved with the production of the film. No release date has been confirmed as of yet, but was estimated to be released around the 2020-2021. They are planning to produce multiple films, and these films will be based on the first three games of the core series.[1]

On February 6, 2017, Scott had mentioned that the production of the film was "back at square one".

On March 28, 2017, Scott posted a picture of a chair with the name "Freddy" on it, with a displayed picture of Blumhouse Productions' logo, revealing that said production company will be involved with production of the movie.

On August 19, 2018, Scott announced that the film's draft during production is scrapped.

Books

Main category: Books

On December 17, 2015, a novel, The Silver Eyes, based on the story was released onto Amazon. The novel's plot is considered canon but take place in the alternate universe, different to the game series itself. Few different translated books (such as Portuguese and Spanish) are published. A young-adult 3-book series is being made, with the help of Scholastic. The first book, The Silver Eyes, was released in October 2016. The second book, The Twisted Ones, was released on June 27, 2017.[2] The third book, The Fourth Closet, was released in June 26, 2018.[3]

The first guidebook for the series, The Freddy Files, was released on August 29, 2017. The book reveals information and evidence about the characters, locations, gameplay, etc., and even a preview on the last page where it features an animatronic Scrap Baby from Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. The book also features a number of common fan-theories.[4] A newer version, titled The Freddy Files: Updated Edition, was published on June 25, 2019.[5] It also included a teaser image for a possible fifth Fazbear Frights book.

An activity logbook for the series, Five Nights at Freddy's: Survival Logbook, was released on December 26, 2017.[6]

On November 12, 2018, Scott Cawthon announced a new line of Scholastic books related to the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, Fazbear Frights consisting total of five books each containing of three different short horror stories, with characters and plot lines taken directly from the game series while some of them are not. Out of the five books, three have already been released, Into The Pit was released on December 26th 2019, Fetch was released on March 3rd 2020, 1:35AM was released on May 5th 2020. The other two are coming later this year. The books still yet to release are as follows: Step Closer, and Bunny Call. They are releasing on July 7th and September 1st respectively. Two more books, Blackbird and the untitled 7th book, are confirmed and will be released on late 2020 and early 2021 respectively.

Console Ports

Main article: Console Ports

In May 2016, Scott confirmed that the original titles are set to be remade on consoles sometime in the future. However on September 4, 2017, the consoles are called off due to Scott's concerns about the deal.[7] On August 19, 2018, Scott changed his mind to let the console ports happen in the future.[8] While confirmed to be made in newly improved HD, the games are released on the following consoles for the franchise's 5th anniversary on 2019 by Striker Entertainment; Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.[9]

Attractions

Main category: Rides and Attractions

In Las Vegas, a real-life horror attraction called Five Nights at Freddy's: Fright Dome was opened on September 30, 2016 and ran throughout the month of October. Scott recently revealed that it will not be open in 2017, due to management changes.[10]

From Jacksonville, Florida, on November 23, 2016, Sally Corporation recently debut a dark ride based on the game series called Five Nights at Freddy's: The Ride with no release date confirmed.[11]

Merchandise

Main category: Merchandise

Starting back in 2015, official merchandise products (such as plush toys, t-shirts, figures, posters, etc.) can be found online and in stores. The merchandise is available on online stores such as Sanshee, Toywiz, Amazon, etc. They can also be found in stores such as Target, Wal-Mart, Gamestop, etc. The company Funko creates iconic POP! figures of many of the animatronics from the games. McFarlane toys developed building sets based on locations and characters from the series. Interestingly enough, half of the tags, covers, etc., for merchandises (especially few t-shirts) contain renders of characters from the entire series officially from Scott Cawthon.

Social Medias

A couple of Snapchat Lenses are released on 2019 by Illumix, allowing users to replace their own face with an animatronic head and would articulate the mouth and eyebrows with theirs. Freddy Fazbear and Circus Baby are currently the only available animatronics so far, but there will be more coming in the future.[12]

Trivia

  • The franchise appeared in the Guinness Book of Records: Gamer's Edition 2017, breaking the record for the largest number of sequels released in a year; from the first game released on August 18, 2014 to the fourth releasing on July 23, 2015 (11 months and 5 days).
  • The "official" anniversary of Five Nights at Freddy's is August 8th.
  • Scott once joked in a Steam post that a sequel, Freddy in Space, was slated for an April 2016 release.[13] Scott actually released the "teaser" for this game on his website.
    • Soon, it became a minigame for FNaF World.
  • The Game Jolt site has an official tag for Scott's Five Nights at Freddy's games along with numerous fan games (POPGOES, Five Nights at Candy's, One Night at Flumpty's, and many more).

Anniversary Images

2nd Anniversary

3rd Anniversary

Box Arts

References

  1. "One thing that most of you might want to know is that the movie (and sequels I hope) will take place in the universe of FNAF 1-3 only. The games after Five Nights at Freddy's 3 will not exist in the movie universe. Like it or hate it, I felt that this was the best portion of the storyline to really focus in on." - Upcoming Projects Mega-Thread! :: Ultimate Custom Night General Discussions
  2. Five Nights at Freddy's: The Twisted Ones - Amazon page
  3. Five Nights at Freddy's: Book 3 - Amazon page
  4. Five Nights at Freddy's: Guidebook Paperback - Amazon page
  5. The Freddy Files: Updated Edition (Five Nights At Freddy's) - Amazon page
  6. Survival Logbook (Five Nights at Freddy's) - Amazon page
  7. "This has almost happened a couple of times, but I've called it off due to concerns about the deal. This is something that's very important to me, and I'm not going to do it unless it's done right." - Scott Cawthon, Steam - September 4, 2017
  8. Steam - Upcoming Projects Mega-Thread!
  9. https://www.facebook.com/874360785962099/posts/2193483680716463/
  10. "No, there won't be a fright dome event this year. The venue is undergoing a management change of some sort, so licensing the event wasn't possible. But maybe next year!" - Scott, Steam - September 4, 2017
  11. Sally Corporation debuts Five Nights at Freddy's - The Ride!
  12. https://twitter.com/kirinsinha/status/1223268484085252097
  13. "This image is very misleading. Freddy in Space doesn't come out until APRIL 2016." - Scott Cawthon. December 12, 2015. Steam.

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