When Scott Cawthon announced a spinoff game from his “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series, few would have expected “FNAF World,” an old-school roleplaying game (RPG) featuring the same animatronics that terrorized players in previous games. “FNAF World” is starting to look more legitimate, as new screenshots have shown new characters and more gameplay elements.

The screenshots came from the title’s Indiedb page, which describes the game as an “epic animated adventure.” It’s clear that the upcoming spinoff game is inspired by the older Japanese RPG titles of the past, like the “Final Fantasy” games on the NES. The game even has an overworld map similar to the first “Final Fantasy” game.

Some unexpected characters have returned to the game as playable characters, like the puppet from “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2.” Ball Boy also makes an appearance, after he first appeared in Cawthon’s “Five Nights at Freddy’s Halloween Edition,” which has been described as a troll game.

An article from Siliconera has also pointed out characters from Cawthon’s older games like the “Chop N Roll” enemies, who come from “Chipper and Sons Lumber Co.” It’s a decent surprise for fans that have played Cawthon’s other games, though they’ll just be common enemies to those not familiar with them.

The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” series has proven to be extremely popular, with numerous YouTube videos dedicated to playing though the games. The fan base for the series has also proven to be quite powerful, with the aforementioned YouTube videos gathering over a million views.

Speaking of the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” franchise, a horror movie based on the series is in the works. Not much news has been revealed about it though, so fans can only hope it’d just as good as the games.

It will be interesting to see if “FNAF World” can replicate the same success as the previous games in the series. The title seems like a one shot spinoff for fan service, though its reception could always change things.

No release date has been given for “FNAF World,” though there’s a good chance that the game will be released soon. Developer Scott Cawthon has been notorious for giving release dates, but always delivering the game earlier than expected.

FNAF World Teaser Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Scott Cawthon)