Holiday merriment is over, and 2015 is officially underway. It’s time to shake off the Christmas-induced lethargy and get back to work.
If you need motivation, consider Scott Cawthon, the busy bee behind the creation and publication of Five Nights at Freddy’s and Five Nights at Freddy’s 2. The animatronic-based survival horror games were released very closely together and took YouTube’s Let’s Play community by storm. Though Cawthon gave himself time to breathe over the holidays, a new teaser image on his main site indicates his mind may already be stirring with ideas for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3.
The teaser image in question is swathed in shadow, but our best guess is that it’s a snapshot of a moldering Freddy Fazbear animatronic – possibly even “Golden Freddy,” a particularly horrific and rarely-seen puppet that’s the basis for a lot of myth and speculation in the Five Nights at Freddy’s universe. Is this an indication that the next game is incoming, or is Cawthon merely saying “Happy New Year” in his own special way?
Taking into consideration that Cawthon has been dropping hints on his Twitter account recently, our money is on FNAF 3.
— Scott (@animdude1) December 14, 2014
Also, the super sleuths in reddit’s r/fivenightsatfreddys community played around with the image and found a hidden “3” in the bottom right-hand corner — and we couldn’t help but notice the file name on the image as it appears on scottgames.com is fnaf3.jpg. The more we hear, the more Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 is sounding like a sure thing. (And with how successful the first two games were, it would be silly if it weren’t).
Whomever that new animatronic is, Mr Bear has an unsettlingly human-looking pair of eyes and is accompanied by the text “I am still here.” You can stuff your face with turkey and yams, but fact of the matter is, evil never truly takes a holiday.
When an official Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 reveal is in the cards, we’ll let you know.