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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach delayed; have a side-scrolling brawler instead

Scott Cawthon eyes late 2021 launch, provides fans with nice parting gift

A colorful, cartoon-style side-scroller shows a an anthopomorphic alligator kicking a clown in the face Image: Scott Cawthon via GameJolt

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach will now launch in late 2021, Scott Cawthon, the game’s creator, said Wednesday on Reddit. But Cawthon did drop a surprise beat-’em-up on the same day, the 100% free Security Breach: Fury’s Rage for Windows PC.

First, the delay: Cawthon told fans “again, I’ve made the decision to put more time and money into [Security Breach] to make sure it’s finished properly.” Thus early 2021 is no longer an operative release window.

So fans didn’t feel shortchanged or left empty-handed, Cawthon “made something for the community,” which is Fury’s Rage.

“Just to be clear right off the bat, this game is called FURY’S Rage,” says its description on GameJolt. “NOT Furry’s Rage. So just get that straight.” Good to know!

Looking somewhat like a Streets of Rage-style fighter, Fury’s Rage lets players choose one of four characters and take them through several stages, including one inside the twisted arcade/pizzeria. Fury’s Rage is a single-player-only game.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach was first announced in 2019, and Cawthon’s original plan was to roll it out by the end of 2020. That gave way to early 2021 as the design team kept adding on to the project, finding they needed more time to finish.

When it launches, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC. A gameplay trailer shown during PlayStation’s February State of Play livestream has more.

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