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Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 release date and story

Poppy Playtime's Chapter 3 takes us even deeper into the factory as we explore Playcare and face off against the terrifying CatNap and pals.

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3: A screenshot from Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 with CatNap's horrific long purple body pasted on top between the two hands of the GrabPack

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier (or more scared) to dive into the next part of Mob Entertainment’s series. We’ve got all the details you need before entering Playcare about the game’s release date, platforms, and story.

The saying goes ‘know your enemy’, so we recommend you head over to our  Poppy Playtime characters and Poppy Playtime factory guides to familiarise yourself with the crew and the destination. If you want more in-depth intel on the factory’s biggest threats, check out our Poppy Playtime Huggy Wuggy and Poppy Playtime Mommy Long Legs guides, the antagonists of Chapter 1: A Tight Squeeze and Chapter 2: Fly in a Web, respectively.

Here’s everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime Chapter 3.

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 release date

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 released on January 30, 2024. Initially scheduled for an earlier release, Mob Entertainment gave a statement on X on December 11, 2023, in which Zach and Seth Belanger stated that they “made the unfortunate decision to delay Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 several additional weeks into 2024.”

While no set reason was given for the delay, outside of that it ‘is not ready yet,’ the departure of key members of staff in the closing weeks of 2023 could have been part of the cause. More specifically, Micah Preciado, Zachary Preciado, and Andy Gill, all of whom chose to leave Mob Entertainment due to creative differences.

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 mobile release date speculation

While Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 hit PC on January 30, there’s no word on the game’s mobile release date. However, we suspect it’ll come to iOS and Android sometime this year. Who knows, perhaps we’ll get it on Nintendo Switch as well, thanks to the recent release of Chapter 1 on the eShop.

Is there a Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 trailer?

MOB Games uploaded a teaser trailer for the third chapter to its YouTube channel in August 2022. This trailer allows you to hear a man speak about the toy factory and an orphanage over a loudspeaker before a red gas mask appears in the spotlight.

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The second Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 teaser trailer is now live! In this teaser, we see a fire burning strongly, walls covered in scrawling text, a decapitated Huggy Wuggy, and a jumpscare from a shadowy figure, before the words ‘Chapter 3 Deep Sleep’ appear on the screen.

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The official Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 gameplay trailer shows off some gameplay for the third installment in Mob Entertainment’s horror series. It features some creepy new locations, intense dialogue from Poppy herself, and a real sense of foreboding surrounding what lies ahead in this much-anticipated sequel. You can check out the trailer below to get a better idea of what to expect.

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The latest Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 trailer gives us a good look at what we can expect from the chapter, showing off pictures of children and dilapidated locations as a voice speaks out about Playcare, which we also get a look at. We can also see that Poppy is indeed in this sequel, as is Poppy Playtime’s Kissy Missy, a toy we can’t wait to see more of due to the way she helps us in Chapter 2. Plus, we finally get a proper look at the toy that’s wiping out the heretics, and it’s safe to say that we’re terrified.

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What is Poppy Playtime Chapter 3?

Poppy Playtime is a survival horror game with puzzle-based gameplay, developed and published by MOB Games. You play as a former employee of a popular toy company from the past called Playtime Co., revisiting the abandoned toy factory you worked at ten years after the disappearance of other staff.

Wandering the halls in a first-person perspective, you need to solve puzzles using your GrabPacket gadget, all while avoiding the lanky, nightmarish, possessed toys that want to play with you. If you need to get up to speed, check out our Poppy Playtime Chapter 1 and Poppy Playtime Chapter 2 walkthroughs.

Poppy Playtime Chapter 3’s story

Chapter 3 is the next part of the Poppy Playtime story. While we don’t want to spoil anything too big, we can say that the big bad of the chapter is Poppy Playtime’s CatNap (a ghastly pink cat with harrowing eyes), and this kitty is determined to stop you from unraveling what really happened at the factory. You need to overcome not only CatNap but also the Poppy Playtime  Smiling Critters, Poppy Playtime’s Miss Delight, and other fearsome foes to survive.

As expected, we get a gas mask to help us navigate various parts of the game. It takes place in an area known as the Dome and features new puzzles for you to tackle, but luckily, you have access to various upgrades to the grabpack.

If you want to know more about this terrifying experience without ruining any of the surprises within, be sure to check out our spoiler-free Poppy Playtime Chapter 3 review. We’ll also be turning this guide into a full walkthrough pretty soon, so stay tuned!

That’s everything you need to know about Poppy Playtime Chapter 3. Be sure to bookmark our Poppy Playtime Chapter 4 guide and check back soon for more updates on the next installment in this indie horror series. If you’re after more scares, check out our guides to FNAF Freddy, FNAF Bonnie, FNAF Chica, FNAF Foxy, and FNAF Monty.