It seems that since the Live NicoNico broadcast of all the Fatal Frame goodies that happened yesterday has driven a lot of discussion and excitement for the anticipated 5th instalment, exclusive to the Wii U – Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden. Boasting the improved graphical quality of the Wii U, and ingenious use of the Wii U gamepad, this is looking like an exceptional Horror game. But will it ever make it to the west?
This of course is solely up to Nintendo, as they deal with the western localisation of games, like with the upcoming Hyrule Warriors (also exclusive to Wii U, coming this September). Nintendo have been showing lately a want to release more varying titles worldwide, specifically ways that show off the unique opportunities the Wii U gamepad can offer us gamers. This leads to a strong point that Nintendo will very much look into bringing this game west – especially with how the western fans have reacted mere hours after a Japanese only broadcast. We urge all of you if you do have an interest in the game, you have to make it known to both KOEI-Tecmo and Nintendo.
As for the game itself, it has a bevy of new features revolved around the unique qualities of the Wii U console. The game is to be the biggest version yet – set in Hikamiyama, a large mountain with a lake atop. Known as a place to die, those that wish death upon themselves will travel there. Once there and the “witching hour” strikes, the boundary between reality and the land of the dead blur together. The story revolves around the concept of water.
Enter Kozukata Yuuri, our lead girl. She has the uncanny ability to see those who have been taken to the realm of the dead and lead them back to the living world. Answering to the call of requests, she heads to Mt. Hikamiyama.
The exclusive qualities of the Wii U come in here. With the gamepad, you use it as if it was a real camera in your hands. With it you can track ghosts movements on your television, both vertically and horizontally.
More details will come as the release date of the game gets every closer for Japan. The official release is set for September 27th 2014 exclusively for the Wii U. We’ll report as more details surface – for now feel free to enjoy the trailer (again if you saw our earlier post), and screenshots which are a part of our albums!