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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach Vs Into the Pit

The latest game in the nearly decade-long Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) video game series is Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach. It launched on December 16, 2021. I know. It’s been a minute since then. Scott Cawthon and his team have been busy working on the FNaF (2023) movie, an upcoming movie sequel, among other ventures. But fans of the FNaF video game series won’t have to wait much longer. 

Mega Cat Studios is prepping to launch Five Nights at Freddy's: Into the Pit in celebration of FNaF’s 10th Anniversary. This slots the release window for sometime in August 2024. While we wait for August to arrive, you’re probably wondering just how different Into the Pit will be compared to Security Breach. Is the upcoming game even worth looking forward to? Be sure to skim through to the end of our Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach Vs Into the Pit article to find out.

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach?

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach - Gameplay Trailer | PS5

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach is a survival-horror adventure game released on December 16, 2021. It’s the latest entry in the FNaF video game series, the ninth mainline entry, and the 11th entry overall. Since 2014, the FNaF has launched mainline games, alongside spin-offs and branching further out into film and novels. The success of the franchise has been bewildering, garnering an ever-growing fanbase in the tens of millions worldwide.

The items on offer, whether games, film, or books, revolve around the family-owned Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. However, the pizza place is no ordinary restaurant. Its mascot, the animatronic bear Freddy Fazbear, transforms into a killer machine in the night. With time, the cast of killer animatronics (and protagonists) has expanded to include a charming variety of exciting characters. From family members to night guards and even spirits, each media in the FNaF franchise crafts a creepy narrative adventure that forces its protagonists to survive nights of terror at the Pizzeria. 

In Security Breach, Gregory, a young boy is trapped in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex and forced to survive through the night. However, this time, it’s Freddy the bear that helps you. You solve puzzles, uncover the secrets of the Pizzaplex, and survive the multiple animatronic terrors of the night. Glamrock Chica, Roxanne Wolf, and Montgomery Gator are just a few of the enemies you run and hide from. But the Pizzeria, too, also adds more attractions to hide in and explore, including Monty Golf, Roxy Raceway, Bonnie Bowl, and even the sewers.

What is Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into the Pit?

Five Nights at Freddy's Into the Pit Official Reveal Trailer | Guerrilla Collective 2024

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into the Pit, on the other hand, is an upcoming survival-horror adventure game. As far as we can tell, it’ll be the tenth mainline entry in the FNaF video game series. However, for the first time ever, Into the Pit will be based on the books in the FNaF franchise. Specifically, it’ll be based on the first story in the Five Nights at Freddy’s: Fazbear Frights book series by the same name. 

Like the book, Into the Pit follows a young boy, Oswald, who wishes his town and life weren’t as boring. He stumbles onto a time-traveling ball pit at the abandoned Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. In the process, he uncovers an unexpected cost to not only his life but also friends and family from the past.

Story

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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into the Pit follow relatively the same pattern we’ve come to love from the franchise. It sets the stage for an unexplored version of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria. While the cast may be different, and storyline to an extent, the overall arc remains the same. Your goal is always to survive the animatronic terrors of the night.

Security Breach, however, takes a first-person perspective to storytelling, while Into the Pit will take a side-scrolling one. All the games in the FNaF franchise have incorporated first-person survival horror. First-person often feels more immersive as you experience the game through the eyes of the player-controlled character. With side-scrolling, WrestleQuest developer Mega Cat Studios plans to take us back to the classics. 

Now, the shift in perspective will definitely stir up some skepticism in fans of the series. However, from the official announcement trailer, the art design looks stunning. Not to mention WrestleQuest received positive acclaim for its gorgeous art style and vibrant cartoony visuals. Into the Pit couldn’t be in better hands.

As for the time-traveling aspect of storytelling, it could mean higher replayability for Into the Pit compared to Security Breach. You’ll explore the Pizzeria at different time periods. It'll doubtlessly introduce varied environments, alongside multiple characters who while striving to save yourself, you’ll also need to ensure their safety. Factor in multiple endings and Into the Pit seems to be shaping up to offer a more profound narrative.

Gameplay

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Into the Pit’s shift to side-scrolling will definitely introduce changes to the gameplay. At its core, the upcoming game plans to infuse puzzles to solve, secrets to uncover, and survival elements like stealth in its gameplay, all of which also feature in Security Breach. However, we might possibly be looking at a point-and-click adventure or side-scrolling movement that could possibly limit exploration. In that regard, Security Breach may offer a more free-form experience compared to Into the Pit.

Verdict

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach Vs Into the Pit

It’s too early to say whether Into the Pit tosses Security Breach out of the running for the best FNaF game. Side-scrolling in Into the Pit can potentially limit how much room players have to explore every nook and cranny in the environment. On the other hand, time-traveling can potentially more than compensate with higher replayability exploring every possible scenario. In the end, it comes down to whether Mega Cat Studios hits the mark, creating the same, and even better, survival-horror experience we’ve come to love.

So, what’s your take? Will you be grabbing a copy of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Into the Pit when it drops? Let us know over on our socials here.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.