#1 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are answering are answering the prayers of @patrickklepek. It's been announced that they're working together on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, though there aren't any specific details about the game at this time. Additionally, the franchise is receiving several adaptations in other media, including a novel, a manga, and a live-action film.

Hopefully, this new Fatal Frame will see a full western release. It's unfortunate, but Fatal Frame IV was never released outside of Japan, and the Wii edition of Fatal Frame II was only released in Japan and PAL territories.

#2 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@hailinel said:

the Wii edition of Fatal Frame II was only released in Japan and PAL territories.

Another one of those "We could localize it in America, we just won't" situations? I feel like there's at least one more situation exactly like this (it's not Operation Rainfall and it's maybe not Nintendo).

Anyway, I should probably get around to this series already. Horror games where you're forced to make yourself vulnerable to advance? This is how you do it!

#3 Edited by Icicle7x3 (1201 posts) -

This means nothing to me with they won't bring it out to NA. I'm happy that they are bringing it back, but I would like to play it at least.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

@hailinel said:

the Wii edition of Fatal Frame II was only released in Japan and PAL territories.

Another one of those "We could localize it in America, we just won't" situations? I feel like there's at least one more situation exactly like this (it's not Operation Rainfall and it's maybe not Nintendo).

Anyway, I should probably get around to this series already. Horror games where you're forced to make yourself vulnerable to advance? This is how you do it!

Honestly, I have no idea. Nintendo of America isn't adverse to Fatal Frame in its entirety (they did localize and release the spin-off Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir), but I'm not sure what they're reasoning for not releasing Fatal Frame II was. I do recall reading somewhere that one of the stopping points for Fatal Frame IV was the game apparently having certain bugs in the Japanese release that NOA wanted fixed, but Tecmo Koei didn't want to go through the effort. I have no idea if that's accurate in any way, though, and I can't recall where the hell I read it.

#5 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

Oh yeah, they did release that spinoff while not bringing over the real games. That is pretty annoying.

#6 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (1203 posts) -

Oh man, I will be torn up if this isn't brought to the West.....

This is my WiiU dream game (Aside from Bayo2, but that's a real thing that I'll actually get my hands on for sure)

#7 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (455 posts) -

Man I hope NoA brings this out over here. I would buy the fuck out of a WiiU for this.

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#8 Posted by Steadying (1426 posts) -

Wasn't that spinoff also horrible? Lame.

I hope this gets released here. I don't think there's nearly enough weird games like this on home consoles anymore. I miss the kind of variety you saw during the PS2 days.

#9 Posted by MEATBALL (3406 posts) -

It's finally happening. :D

Hope it gets a western release in all regions, you'd hope with the state of the WiiU Nintendo would realise they could use all the software they can get.

Project Zero 2 Wii Edition was super cool, here's hoping this is awesome.

#10 Posted by cloudnineboya (845 posts) -

CAN MY PS4 play WiiU games ?.

#11 Edited by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Yeah! I can't wait for this to not get localized here!