Fatal Frame 5 Will be eShop Exclusive for Wii U in NA

Monday, August 24th, 2015

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Nintendo has announced via press email that Fatal Frame 5: Maiden of the Black Water will launch on Wii U in North America on October 22nd for $49.99. The title will be free-to-start allowing players to download and play the first and some of the second chapters for free and then having to buy the game as DLC to unlock the rest.

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This news comes after it was announced that the European version of Fatal Frame 5 will be receiving a limited edition physical copy of the game. Maybe it’s time to import a European Wii U because it doesn’t seem like the shortcomings offered by Nintendo of America will be letting up anytime soon.




  • Go2hell66

    ouch

  • blackice85

    Gah, I hate NoA.

    • Edith Reese!

      And I hate Isis. See reverse psychology?

  • Keichi Morisato

    damn… how big is the game?

    • iamarchaeus

      16GB
      better buy an external hardrive with powersource.

  • Cameron Ward

    Seems kind of odd, but then again, the PS3 Siren game kid of did this and no one bat an eye to that game.

    • DarkJokerOfAmuro

      because A, the hardrive size was big enough and B. there was still a physical disc XP

  • DariusQ

    Man, being a NA gamer just keeps getting harder by the minute. And supposedly this is the market which drives the industry these days. Not seeing it.

  • Laurence J. Nguyen

    Aw Man, this bites. I am very dissapointed right now, I really am. 🙁
    I cannot believe that this game will be “Digital Only” on the Wii U eShop for $49.99.
    Not only that, you also need to pay DLC to unlock the rest of the game after playing through the 1st chapter and some of the 2nd ones for free. I guess not everyone can have nice things, including us gamers in North America and what not. I’m feeling really sad right now.

  • Gerginaut

    Shortcomings? EShop physical release or not a game’s a game. It’s really smart of NoA to use all resources available to them, since this game probably wouldn’t turn a profit with a physical release. Plus, it’s much rather download a $50 version than hunt down a rare $80 disc.

    • Laurence J. Nguyen

      Good point, man. Good point. Either way, a game is a game and yes I agree with you.
      I never played a Fatal Frame game in my life and it really sucks to be me. The 4th game never saw a western release outside Japan aside from fan translations and whatnot. I feel like I should do the same thing to Rhythm Thief on 3DS as getting a hold of the physical copy can be very tricky especially from where I live. I meant getting it digital over physical just so I’m clear. I can only hope that Fatal Frame 5 does not disappoint and who knows, it may or may not get a discounted sale thing or whatever that is but we’ll never know. That would be nice.

    • azariosays

      an issue is that it’s a 16 gb download. good luck finding space on a standard wiiU for that.

    • DarkJokerOfAmuro

      you’re forgetting one thing…..this is being released on a console where the file storage is only 1.25 its size….. we shouldnt have to be forced to get an external hardrive just for one game alone.

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  • iamarchaeus

    a choice that seems NOBODY is happy with.