Wii U Fatal Frame Trailer Released

Horror fans may proceed to weep with joy/terror now that a new trailer for a Wii U Fatal Frame has released. Good job, Koei-Tecmo.

Let’s just get down to business, Koei-Tecmo. What do you want? Money? Fame? Love? What do I need to do to get a localization of the Wii U Fatal Frame whose trailer you just put up? Just give me a list of demands of what you want and I’ll do it. Need someone killed? Seriously, if someone has to disappear to make this happen, just leave a picture and an address on my doorstep and it will happen.

What do I need to do to be able to play this?

For the unfamiliar, Fatal Frame is still the king of video game horror, undisputed and glorious in its reign. I started replaying the original on a whim last week, and it is a master class in how to scare people. These guys must have done focus groups on when and how you scare people, because their tension and pacing is top-notch. Also, you use a camera to take pictures of ghosts to banish them, which is scary because you have to look at them, but also an extremely fun mechanic where you have to carefully manage your position and your view to win. It’s scary, but it’s also really, really fun to do. Getting that zero shot when the ghost is almost about to hit you, dealing max damage and blowing the spooky bugger back just puts a smile on my face.

It’s also a series that hasn’t seen a release in North America since the PS2. There were two that came out for the Wii, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and Fatal Frame: Deep Crimson Butterfly, but neither of them made it to out of Japan. You can play the former with a fan translation, but I want a real deal release for this game. Horror fans on these shores deserve it, and I really am willing to do anything to see a Wii U Fatal Frame happen here.


Just let your imagination run with that, Koei Tecmo. You know how to find me.

Joel Couture
Joel Couture
Joel Couture

MASH Veteran

A horror-obsessed gamer, Joel is still spending his days looking for something to scare himself as much as Fatal Frame. Even so, he has ridiculous action games and obscure gems to keep him happy in the meantime. A self-proclaimed aficionado of terrible retro games, he's always looking for a rotten game he hasn't played yet, and may be willing to exchange information for candy.

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