Five Nights At Freddy's Four Trailer Launches, Fanbase Freaks Out

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Five Nights At Freddy's Four Trailer Launches, Fanbase Freaks Out

Although the headline might sound like a slam on Five Nights at Freddy's--or FNAF, as it's commonly known--fans, I have to admit they've got good reason. The fourth installment of Five Nights at Freddy's, set to arrive this Halloween and just under two weeks ahead of Fallout 4, looks like it's about to do something totally different.

While admittedly, the layout of every FNAF title has been different--the smaller Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria to start with, the larger version of the second one, the Fazbear's Fright horror experience of the third--each has been in a business revolving around these animatronic horrors. But this version, the trailer revealed, will be somewhere completely different: someone's house.

Naturally, that's got a lot of people wondering what the deal is, and while it's possible that we're not actually in someone's house but a clever facsimile of same, the trailer shows what is clearly a house with beds, at least two hallways, a closet, and similar such features. That certainly suggests house, though like I said, we could just be in a set-piece house as part of another business like Fazbear's Fright. But right now, it's definitely looking like the animatronics are heading for someone's house.

But perhaps even more importantly, there's quite a bit more going on here. Not only have the animatronics been ratcheted up--they're being referred to as "nightmare" versions, with a lot more teeth and claws than previous versions. Not that previous versions were wanting for teeth, but this is the first time I've seen a Fazbear suit packing three rows of teeth. Thanks, Nightmare Chica; you'd need to add an external jaw to get any more in there.

Moreover, there seem to be more animatronics involved as well. The tiny Springtrap which is currently being referred to as "Plushtrap", three tiny Freddy plushes that show up at once that also have two rows of teeth each, and more all show up here, looking fairly disastrous and clearly in someone's house.

Naturally, this means a lot of questions. Whose house are we in? Why are we in a house to begin with? How did all our favorite animatronics get out of the Fazbear shop to get here in the first place, and why do they look like they were designed by committee in Hell itself? There's a lot we don't know so far, and a lot the fanbase seems frantic to find out. Responses are mostly positive, though some seem to be going the "man, I've had enough of this route". Personally, I was figuring we'd see one more after this one, just so we could indeed have five nights at Freddy's, with this being night four.

There are plenty of unanswered questions with this latest round of Five Nights at Freddy's, and with a movie set to follow before too much longer has passed, we certainly haven't seen the last of everyone's favorite animatronic monstrosities. It'll be fun to see just what this round has to offer, and with a little over three months before the next one emerges, the wait shouldn't even be too tough.

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