It’s a surprisingly good game!
Steel Wool Studios is bringing Five Nights at Freddy’s Help Wanted to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Oculus Quest “in the next couple of months.” In a short blog post, the team said that “things are very fluid with the COVID-19 pandemic,” but for the time being, “everything is currently on schedule.”
If you’re confused, some quick housekeeping: yes, this was originally conceived as a VR-only game.
Since I reviewed Help Wanted on PlayStation VR last year, the developer came out with an update to make VR optional with a new “flat” mode. The game is a collection of scenes, set pieces, and stories inspired by Five Nights at Freddy’s 1, 2, 3, 4, and Sister Location, and it ended up being one of my favorite VR experiences of 2019. If you’re a Quest owner, I would try to keep tabs on the upcoming port.
The non-VR ports won’t be as impactful, but fans might still want to add this to their Switch collection. Help Wanted was the first Five Nights game to truly draw me in – it’s enjoyable even as a newcomer.
And when I say “enjoyable,” I mean unsettling. Imagine solving wire and gear puzzles in a dimly-lit shaft while a dagger-toothed animatronic clown tries to sneak up on you in one of a few possible vents.