(Japan) New Fatal Frame Announced for Wii U; Plus More

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Tecmo Koei have announced that they will be working together with Nintendo to create a new entry in the Fatal Frame series, which will be for the Wii U. Neither a title nor a release date have been announced.

However, more than just a new game was announced.

The man who brought us Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Eiji Ōtsuka, will be writing an original novel for the franchise. This novel is due to release in August this year.

Shin Kibayashi, also known under the penname he shares with his sister, Tadashi Yagi, will be writing an original comic series for the franchise. There’s no word on what this will be about, or when it will release.

Finally, a live-action film from Kadokawa Corporation has been confirmed to be in the works. Japanese models Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa will be the stars, with Mari Asato sitting in the director’s chair. These guys have had a hand in publishing a staggering amount of manga, anime and films in Japan.

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There appears to be quite a bit here for Fatal Frame fans! Which are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to keep checking back to see where this goes!

SOURCE: Famitsu, via Gematsu

  • Ninty

    I wonder how Nintendo working with them will affect the game. Never played any of the series’ games, but I’m thinking with Nintendo the horror will be like Eternal Darkness level. The game will probably be a spin-off title.

    • ffboi7

      Fatal Frame 4 was codeveloped with Nintendo and from what I heard it was an okay game not as scary or as good as the previous ones in the series. I have yet to get around to actually playing it myself. But I have faith Nintendo won’t try to hard to change anything.

    • Thomas Johnson

      Old Nintendo had a rep for censoring stuff left and right. From interviews with studios who have worked with Nintendo recently, modern Nintendo seems to be more about letting devs do their thing, but supporting them to make the game even better. Let’s hope it’s the latter situation.

  • Tom

    It would be nice to have the fourth game released. It still baffles me how could they do a remake of the second game and not releasing the fourth in the west.

  • James Best

    Well, it’s about time we get a photography-themed game for Wii U. The GamePad features just make themselves.

    • Vinicius

      Now we just need this to be released on the west, and a new Pokemon SNap.

  • An Tran

    Lemme guess: America won’t get this game. Europe will probably get it, but not America. And even if America gets it, it’ll be at the end of the console’s life;years after all remaining consumer interest in the system and the game has completely waned. Also likely, the game will probably have weak models and OK shaders and lighting/shadow effects.
    Me grouchy =_=

  • Luis Kråke

    Stupid question, but by comic do you mean manga?

    • Charlotte Buckingham

      The Gematsu translation said comic. It may well be a manga but I’m not sure, so I just went with their wording, as I borrowed their translation.