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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?

The exact release date for Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is still up in the air, but here's what we do know: with the game being touted as part of the PS5's opening lineup of content, we can probably expect it around mid-November of 2020. This lines up with previous announcements and teases from developers Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames. As the game was first announced as part of the franchise's fifth anniversary in August 2019, this would also line up nicely with the expected development time of a top-tier point and click adventure game.

Complaints about the long wait time between franchise entries haven't fallen on deaf ears. In June 2020, game creator Scott Cawthon took to Reddit's /r/fivenightsatfreddys forum to address delays. With fans speculating that the game was dead in the water, Cawthon wrote "this is the only news you're going to get about this for a while, but try to be patient! I know sometimes it can seem like everything has come to a stop when there is no news, but in this case it's quite the opposite. There has been a lot of great stuff going on behind the scenes. This game isn't set to appear until the end of the year; and despite how that may sound on the surface, it's very good news! More to come!"

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.