By Operation Rainfall Contributor / August 26th, 2015
Recently announced, Fatal Frame V: Maiden of Black Water, will be coming exclusively to Wii U’s eShop on October 22. This digital only version of the game is also only exclusive for North America. For fans of the franchise this is not right and some have come together to form Operation Zero.
At first the campaign’s goal was to make sure Fatal Frame V was released in the West. After news of it’s localization announcement the movement could have claimed victory, but then news came of a limited edition of the game…only for Europe. Strange that the company would announce the games release in Europe and give no hint as to when fans could expect it in North America. Finally, Nintendocame out and announced that Fatal Frame V will be digital only in the North American region.
That brings us to Operation Zero’s campaign their case is as follows:
What opzero aims to do is to show publishers (specifically Nintendo of America) that there is a profitable demand for the Fatal Frame (aka project zero) intellectual property and customers have been waiting for this one especially.
What opzero has done so far is provided a voice for customers and fans of the Fatal Frame franchise to convince that this latest game was worthy for western localization. This was an ongoing endeavor that took about a year, but it seems to have worked as illustrated in the Nintendo Direct announcement-
The fact that they specifically acknowledged “fans clamoring” possibly alludes to the fact that Nintendo of America is listening and heard opzero.16GB is the file size for Fatal Frame 5 so that renders the standard WiiU console ineligible for downloading the game unless NoA is expecting customers to purchase an external hard drive with a power source as well (and a power strip too). Even the deluxe model WiiU which despite being 32 GB is actually closer to 22 GB will not leave much room for anything else.
Operation Zero is planing a call in day on September 8 starting at 10Am EST/7AM PST. Individuals interested should join this cause with Operation Zero as we try to change the minds of Nintendo of America and bring Fatal Frame V, physically, to the fans.
We also ask that you sign this online petition.
Nintedo of America contact info:
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