A new Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 teaser image has appeared over son Scott Cawthon’s website. The Five Nights At Freddy’s series creator has been uploading images to his site for the past couple of months, each of them teasing Five Nights At Freddy’s 4. This latest one appears to be… well, that’s not entirely clear.
So we’ve got what looks like Freddy’s neck and torso with a second set of jagged fangs stitched into his stomach? I get the purple bow tie, but the rest of it is just confusing. Fans are dubbing the version of Freddy shown here “Fat Freddy” because of his big round belly.
For those out of the loop, Scott Cawthon has been teasing us every couple of weeks with new images teasing Five Nights At Freddy’s 4. First we had a creepy picture of a Springtrap-Freddy mutant, promising us that the next game would be “the final chapter.” Since then, we’ve seen teasers featuring nightmare versions of Bonnie, Chica, and Foxy. The previous teaser was expected to be Nightmare Freddy, but instead we got Freddy’s hat and bow tie.
Okay, so what can we glean from this image? Well, Freddy’s belly looks remarkably like Balloon Boy’s, both in shape and because of the two buttons. Another interesting point is the previous image Cawthon teased us with (Freddy’s hat and bow tie) seemed to show a vague reflection in the light. Some are suggesting this image was being reflected, though it’s very hard to tell.
Just like the previous images, text is revealed on this latest Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 teaser by brightening it. This one doesn’t appear to show anything new, with the words “or was it me” very faintly visible along the left side. Those are the same words shown in the Foxy teaser, so they’re not overly interesting.
Edit: We can also see words behind the teeth in Freddy’s belly. The brightened image very faintly shows “pr…me.” It’s hard to tell what that’s supposed to spell, but some fans are suggesting “probably me.”
All the hints so far are pointing to the “bite of ’87,” the incident where one of the animatronics bit a child. The numbers 8 and 7 have been hidden in the HTML code of Cawthon’s website since the teasing began, and the questions posed in the teasers all seem to be asking which animatronic was responsible for the bite.
The purple bow tie featured in this week’s image may be a link to Purple Guy, the murderer of the five children that haunt the game’s animatronics. Right now, this teaser is only raising more questions than it’s answering. But then, that’s kind of the point of a teaser.