Four re-releases and one free game about an astronaut: modern horror classic "Five Nights at Freddy's" lands on console while "Escape the Ayuwoki" continues its legacy with a full Steam release, "Where the Water Tastes Like Wine" travels from PC to console, "Trover Saves the World" on Switch after a PlayStation and PC debut earlier in the year, and "Planted" emerges from a game-making contest.
Five Nights at Freddy's 1-4
Nintendo Switch, Xbox One from November 29; PlayStation 4 date to follow
The first four games from essential jump-scare series "FNAF" arrive on console five years after the hit franchise's PC debut.
Trover Saves the Universe
Nintendo Switch from November 28; Xbox One from December 3
[Accolades Trailer (PS4, PC): youtu.be/MFnZcBVbEr4]
Get your dogs back from alien loon Glorkon with help from the odd-eyed Trover. Drops the VR modes of previously-released PS4 and PC versions. Similarities to the humor of "Rick & Morty" are non-coincidental given their shared parentage in Justin Roiland.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One from November 29; PS4 in North America from December 2
[PS4 Trailer: youtu.be/ERos1B73neE]
Wander across a mythical 1930s Depression-Era USA, crossing paths and collecting stories from fellow characters. Well received by Steam players upon its 2018 debut as a computer game; voice talent includes "The Walking Dead" game actors and musician Sting.
Escape the Ayuwoki
Windows PC from November 25
[Gameplay Trailer (epilepsy warning): youtu.be/04f7VUkT0hY]
A horror game experience that expands on a free download of the same name on itch.io, inspired by the online urban legend about a ghoulish creature that bears passing resemblance to pop star Michael Jackson. This full version omits the singer's hallmark "hee hee."
Windows PC, free via itch.io
[Gameplay Trailer: vimeo.com/375008711]
Hurl your miniscule, spacesuited, seedling self from leaf to leaf across an alien planet in search of a good place to settle down. One of 461 entries to the weeklong Epic Mega Jam contest, all of which are available to view and play at itch.io/jam/2019-epic-megajam.