I’m Ray McCaffrey, executive producer from Steel Wool Studios, and I speak for our entire time when I say that we’re thrilled to finally give y’all a sneak preview of what you’ll be able to expect in Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2. We will cover the overarching gameplay details, touching on what makes this game different from its predecessor, and the unique PS VR2 features we’re leveraging to plunge players into the world of FNAF in an entirely new way.
Our primary goal when designing Help Wanted 2 was to make it dynamic enough that players would want to dive in repeatedly. For more than a few minigames, we’ve kept the spirit of the original to take players through the curated experiences we love crafting. However, ensuring the vast majority of games would be different each time you played was our main target.
There are six categories of minigames – Backstage, Fazcade, Staff Only, Food Prep, Ticket Booth, and a special category containing the new VR versions of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location gameplay.
Go Backstage as a VIP with Roxanne Wolf in the Pizzaplex Salon. She loves being up close and personal with those who adore her almost as much as she terrorizes those who ruin her good looks. Being fashion-forward, she has a menacing menagerie of makeup and accessories to choose from for a new style every time. She’s not the most patient of the band, though, so while you’re glamming her up, you’ll want to get it perfect every single time.
Head into the Fazcade and enjoy classic games like Bonk-a-Bon and Fazerblast. You’ll need some precision and quick reflexes to get the high scores. If you’re a crack shot with lightning-fast reflexes, you may live long enough to see them.
Staff our safety and security team to perform basic first aid for guests who aren’t feeling quite like themselves. Whether it’s a small patch-up or curing rabies, you’ve gotta have it covered. Fazbear Entertainment doesn’t have the necessary license to stock any sedatives, so be delicate as possible when sawing off limbs because your patient’s screams will draw unwanted attention.
Hop over the counter at El Chips and get the federally mandated amount of value preparing food in the Pizzaplex. While it’s hard not to question what the nacho cheese is made of, it’s even harder to keep up with the near-endless combinations of possible orders during the dinner rush.
Remember, the S.T.A.F.F. bots serving orders do not need to sleep, eat, or stop, ever – don’t get distracted wondering why you’re the only human employee left…
Head over to the Ticket Booth and catch a ride on Captain Foxy’s Cowboy Adventure. On this lighthearted log ride, you’ll float through the old West as a gunslinger in search of booty. In the event of a breakdown, please remain calm while the staff finds your location. You may have inadvertently drifted off course.
If you’re short on dread, dive into the world of Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location. Between keeping Funtime Freddy busy while repairing electrical breakers or surviving a classic security office game until 6 AM, this fan-favorite brought to life is as fun as it is terrifying. It’s an experience littered with custom VR gameplay.
Thanks to the unique features of the PS VR 2 headset, we’ve also created a more engaging horror experience through controller haptics, 3D audio, and so much more. The rumble within the headset has been hooked up to our most terrifying moments, adding a level of physicality to jumpscares not previously possible.
Lastly, thanks to the PS VR2’s eye-tracking system, players will have their minds read by the fortune teller Mystic Hippo. A minigame has been built exclusively for the PlayStation 5, where players can challenge her ancient powers of perception. Pick a card, any card, and she’ll peer through you to see what it is. If you’re also attuned to the supernatural, you can try to block her sight, but she will also guide you through everything Help Wanted 2 has to offer.
And that’s that. Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this. You’ll be able to get your hands on the dozens of minigames in Help Wanted 2 on December 14, 2023.