On the day of the game’s digital release, it’s been announced Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach will be getting a physical version from Maximum Games on March 15, 2022.
As the game is a console exclusive to PlayStation platforms, it will be coming to physical stores for the PS4 and PS5. The digital version on the PlayStation Store and Steam is now playable and ready to scare you. Merry Frightmas, we guess? It’s a peculiar time to release a horror game, certainly. Regardless, there are no special editions for the game by Maximum Games, nor any exclusive DLC for physical owners.
In Security Breach, you find yourself in Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex, but instead of being a security worker, you’re a child named Gregory trying to escape the animatronics’ clutches. With the help of Freddy, you must find a way out of the Pizzaplex and get to safety. However, there are many horrors that await poor Gregory, including Glamrock Chica, Roxanne Wolf, Montgomery Gator, and Vanessa.
Similar to games like Outlast or In Sound Mind, you’re exploring a creepy environment in a first-person angle, trying to hide from the threats around you. There are several areas you’d expect in a Mega Pizzaplex, including Roxy Raceway, Bonnie Bowl, and Monty Golf. “We wanted Monty’s to have arguably the worst hazards of any course ever,” Jason Topolski, the creative director of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, teased on the PlayStation Blog. “Have you ever tried golfing while surrounded by ball pits?”
As a callback to the popular run of Five Nights at Freddy’s games, you can use the security cameras of the Mega Pizzaplex to look for danger. You can also spot potential hiding spots that you’ll need for enemies to pass. The developer Steel Wool Studios encourages you to “play your way, but be prepared to adapt.”
While there’s nothing special to these physical editions on PS4 and PS5, it’s always nice to see these digital games preserved and ready on your shelf. Maximum Games has also released a boxed version of the Indie Game of the Year award winner Kena: Bridge of Spirits, so we hope the physical releases from the publisher keep on coming. Maybe we’ll finally get a Cuphead physical edition one day with The Delicious Last Course DLC included.
The future looks brighter for game preservation as more indies get the physical edition treatment. Hopefully, there are more to come from Maximum Games.