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Five Nights At Freddy's Security Breach Release Date, Trailer And Characters - What We Know So Far

The Five Nights at Freddy's games have been terrifying players and spectators alike since the franchise first got off the ground in 2014. Thanks to a decidedly indie vibe and small scale productions, the turnaround time has generally been quick enough to keep gamers sated, with new entries frequently popping up like horrible animatronic pizza chain mascots two or three times a year — at least up until recently. As of September 2020, fans have nearly experienced a full rotation around the sun since their last visit to a Fazbear Entertainment venue in Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted, which dropped in December 2019.

Luckily, the wait is almost over, as Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach looks set to appear on consoles in the immediate future. Here's everything we know so far. Make sure to keep one eye on the security feed while you're reading, though, and watch out for the possessed robotic bear that's standing behind you right this minute.

Is there a trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach?

During Sony's PS5 showcase on Sept. 16, 2020, fans were given a glimpse at the horrors to come in the form of a minute-long Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach teaser trailer.

The video opens with a calming voice calling out to someone named Gregory as slow pans of a new Freddy Fazbear's location meander across the screen. We see an ominous looking warehouse area, an industrial kitchen — complete with a creep show robot crawling around on the shelves — and some very 1980s attractions. What appears to be a laser tag arena is adorned with cartoon cutouts of the restaurant's mascots, including newcomer Montgomery Alligator and Freddy himself, sporting a body paint lightning bolt that's just this side of Ziggy Stardust copyright infringement.

As the voice continues to try and coax Gregory out of hiding, we hear quiet gasping and crying. The screen shows more of the facility, with a giant golden Freddy statue at the center of a glam-tastic entryway. "Gregory, be still," says a deep, smokey voice. "I think she's found us." Then come the piercing red eyes and the fear and the terror. Man, this franchise really sucks the fun out of breaking into an abandoned Chuck E. Cheese to steal all the copper wiring.

When is the Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach release date?

In June 2020, game creator Scott Cawthon took to Reddit's /r/fivenightsatfreddys forum to ask fans to "try to be patient," saying

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach was set to appear before the end of the year. However, after months of hearing nothing about the game, fans started to think a 2020 launch was not going to happen. 

In November, Cawthon got back on Reddit to say a 2020 release date was "less likely." Comparing his project to a cake baking in the oven, he told fans that the game was three times bigger than it was supposed to be, and as a result he and the crew at Steel Wool had to decide whether to trim the cake to get it ready to go by Christmas. "Or, should we let the cake keep baking for a few more months, leave it as a three-tier cake, and add frosting, ice cream, and sprinkles?" he asked. He and his collaborators decided on the latter.

Cawthon, calling it a "huge and ambitious game" and citing additional issues caused by people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now targeting an early 2021 release for Security Breach.

Who are the characters in Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach?

Thanks to Funko, the brand currently in a blood feud with Lego to see who can accidentally leak the most pop culture plot details, we have a few hints at which characters you can expect to make you wet your pants in terror. In a Twitter post, the company revealed fresh new glam rock inspired looks for the game's antagonists. Included in the leak were Freddy Fazbear, Roxanne Wolf, Montgomery Gator, a very Jem and the Holograms=inspired Chica, and the enigmatic rabbit called Vanny.

The protagonist will find themselves stuck in yet another Showbiz Pizza-adjacent night terror, this time at Freddy Fazbear's Mega Pizza Plex, described on the PS5 blog as "the flashiest, raddest, rockingist, safest* pizzeria the universe has ever seen." As with so many things, you'll want to keep your eye on the asterisk.

As for the unconfirmed, shadowy, and mysterious, the PS5 reveal trailer tossed a few curveballs. A soothing electronic female voice with roughly the exact timbre and metre one expects from a nonchalant video game monster is heard beckoning to "Gregory," apologizing for the "glitch" that led to her losing her temper earlier and informing him that his friends are with her. After that, an unseen older male says to "be still," stating "I think she's found us." Who do these voices belong to? We'll just have to wait and find out.

What is the story in Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach?

Additional toy releases have potentially given fans more detail about the story that will play out in Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach. A 12-inch figure from Funko that shows Gregory hiding inside a panel in Glamrock Freddy's chest indicates that Freddy may be the boy's protector — and that the unknown male voice in the trailer belongs to Freddy. The fact that Vanny the rabbit pops out from behind the figurine with her red eyes indicates that she's the antagonist with the glitchy female voice while Freddy seems to be the main protagonist. The product's description says, "Vanny is on the prowl, and she's closing in on Freddy and Gregory."

Another Funko figurine release has fans speculating on the nature of Vanny the rabbit, who is shown next to Vanessa, the nighttime security guard. The figurine has caused fans to wonder anew if Vanny and Vanessa are separate people, or if they're actually one and the same — which would be a big shocker, and could create some major waves in the narrative. Is Vanessa Vanny's alter ego? Either way, it sounds like players will have to wait until the game comes out to know for sure. Mall pizza place terror awaits!