Petition to Localize Fatal Frame V

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Fatal Frame V: Oracle of the Sodden Raven | oprainfall

Some time ago, with the Japanese release of Fatal Frame V: Oracle of the Sodden Raven — or Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko in Japan — back in late September, fans of the series went to Twitter to ask Koei Tecmo if the game would be localized anytime soon. Given the Nico Nico Live broadcasting had English text with the game’s title loosely translated on top of things, some thought it would surely be in the works.

Unfortunately, their response was anything but, stating it was a Japan-only release. In other words, the standard, “There are currently no plans to localize  ___.” Though, they didn’t say it would not get localized or, at the very least, didn’t say it couldn’t be. Do you want to show them in some way that there is interest in the title in Western regions and, while there are risks, show them that it would be in their best interest to localize the latest entry? Sign the petition here, which was started back in June by Operation Zero.

Of course, this will not guarantee anything no matter the number (unless it’s obscenely high), but Koei Tecmo has been on localization spree with their Japanese titles as of late. With their Twitter feed — especially the European-based Twitter feed — being very open with the community and not shy about fan feedback, it wouldn’t hurt to try. So, if you really want to show them you want it, now is the time. But, as a reminder; be nice about it, they’re only human, you know.

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  • Andrew

    Well I happily own Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story based on the last time this was launched. Hope this meets similar success.

    • Giordan

      Only XBC was published by Nintendo. Also, after the reception of the 3DS game, you really think this game will come over, especially with the Wii U not doing so hot?

    • revsoulx3

      The 3DS game was nothing like the main series.

    • Giordan

      It’s still a game in the series.
      Is Crisis Core not a Final Fantasy game?

    • revsoulx3

      Crisis Core at least had Final Fantasy in it’s title, and a prequel to a game already made. Spirit Camera is a spin-off.

    • Giordan

      What about Final Fantasy Tactics?

    • revsoulx3

      “Final Fantasy” Tactics. Also, not a handheld game. Also is its own series within a series. Spirit Camera was a poorly executed random spin-off that most people wouldn’t even know was related to Fatal Frame if they just saw the cover. It was released seven years after North America saw its last actual Fatal Frame game. The gameplay is also drastically different, sans the camera. It’s hard to compare that game to the main series.

    • Giordan

      Tactics was ported to PSP…

    • revsoulx3

      Keyword: ported.

  • Giordan

    Just give up guys. It’s not coming over. After the reception of the 3DS game, it’s very unlikely that Nintendo will bring this one over. Especially with the Wii U’s sales right now despite getting more games.

    • revsoulx3

      I love how you have to comment to discourage everyone both on here and on facebook…

    • Giordan

      because it’s silly to think we’ll get this.

    • revsoulx3

      In your opinion, which you are entitled to. Even if it doesn’t work, people are fighting for something they are passionate about. Seems silly to discourage people.

    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      It’s not coming over here jesus……I love Fatal Frame and even I’m not delusional…The series is a massive failure outside of Japan….It’s called business sense, you don’t spend thousands to millions just to make back hundreds….I swear some people have a difficult time grasping how business actually works

    • revsoulx3

      Please explain to me the business aspect of them releasing Spirit Camera….

    • revsoulx3

      Also they’re making a Hollywood movie adaptation. And it’s not unreasonable to fight for something you’re passionate about.

    • Gian

      Well aren’t you one to easily give up. Might as well kill yourself, it’s not worth living because it’s too hard :'(

    • Giordan

      Wow, that is really offensive to people who really have problems.
      You’re a sack of shit, you know that right?

    • icedearthaholic

      Harsh, but it seems we got ourselves a manic depressive on our hands.

    • Vinicius

      If you don’t wan’t the game to come over, get out and stop pestering the people that want it to come over.

    • Nicholas Patrick

      If Rainfall had followed your advice, you would not be here right now. The 3DS was not a numbered Fatal Frame, it was a spin off. There is absolutely no reason to give up.

    • Giordan

      It’s still a part of the franchise, though.

    • nothri

      No.

  • Thanatos2k

    Not going to happen now. Thanks to the idiots screeching about Tomodachi Life, Nintendo will not localize controversial games anymore.

    • Nicholas Patrick

      I won’t give up until Nintendo unequivocally says no… and then I will promptly make plans to buy a PS4.

    • Thanatos2k

      You already should have plans. How else will you play Bloodbourne?

    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      You really should have grasped that firm NO when they didn’t bring Fatal Frame 4 or the remake to the US/EU…The series is a failure outside of Japan…See in REALITY, when your spending more on something than you’ll actually make you don’t spend said money…It’s that simple, the series has always been a failure outside of Japan

    • icedearthaholic

      If that’s the case, they wouldn’t be localizing Bayonetta 2, now would they? And that game has considerably more controversy surrounding it.

    • Thanatos2k

      Bayonetta isn’t controversial at all, regardless of the feeble screeching of Polygon.

    • icedearthaholic

      Horse puckies dude, the game has had controversy written all over it ever since it was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Holy Moses were Sony/MS fans ripshit and they still are, that Nintendo secured an M-rated exclusive like that. Dare I add Anita Sarkeesian’s remarks about Bayonetta as well?

      And now we’re seeing ads for the game, never thought I would see the day Nintendo advertised an M-rated game once again. I think that right there, shows that they are beginning to turn things around for the better. They seem unafraid of controversy now, and that’s a good thing.

      That said, whatever controversy the game has is superseded by the incredible scores it’s been getting across the board. The same could (and most likely will) happen should Oracle of the Sodden Raven get released globally.

    • Thanatos2k

      I mean controversy from a content standpoint, not a console wars standpoint.

  • António Bernardo

    Well, Europe got Fatal Frame 2 Wii Remake, so at least here there might be hope. You guys living in US can just import after that 🙂