Fatal Frame sequel coming to Wii U

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 03:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Fatal Frame has been dormant for some time, but now the classic horror series is back, with a new entry headed to Wii U.


According to Gematsu‘s translation of a Famitsu report, Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are collaborating on the project.

No release date, title or further details were revealed, but Tecmo Koei did announce a major expansion of the Fatal Frame universe.

A live action film is on the way from Kadokawa Corporation, and expected to hit Japanese cinemas in northern autumn. A novel is coming in August from The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service author Eiji Otsuka. Finally, a comic is coming courtesy of Kindaichi Case Files writer Shin Kibayashi.

Fatal Frame is know as Project Zero in Japan. The series has produced for main entries and one spin-off, but thr last release – developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, no less – was never localised, much to our dismay.

Somewhat unusually for a survival horror, Fatal Frame doesn’t include weapons and combat; players explore haunted locations and use a camera to capture ghosts. Presumably this will lend itself fairly well to the Wii U’s Game Pad.



  1. loveaya

    All hail to Nothingtodo!

    #1 8 months ago
  2. The_Red

    “Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are collaborating on the project”
    Now that’s promising. As much as Nintendo is criticized for its horrible 3rd party strategy and relations (Rightfully so), it’s nice to see them work on semi-3rd party projects like this or Bayo 2.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Nfanboy

    Great news for the Wii U owners.

    Finally some love from japanese devs :)

    #3 8 months ago
  4. The_Red

    I think this is a great step forward for Nintendo and a Japanese dev.
    Nintendo has almost lost all 3rd party support and if they want it back, they have to get aggressive like this and chase the third parties.

    Also, this is the ONE game that was meant for Wii U. The Gamepad is the ultimate tool for using the mythical in-game camera.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Legendaryboss

    Another collaboration (successful this time) that doesn’t rely on the fixation of said franchises, good. More of this, less of that.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    @The_Red i do agree on the third party aspect as with the gamepad fiting wonderfully for this game.
    Now its up to us Wiiu owners to support this game, as well for bayonetta 2 and the zelda dinasty version, becuase nintendo home console owners tend to only buy only nintendo maded titles.

    Therefore if they support it and sells well, providing the game is good of course, third developors might start taking in consideration wiiu more.

    Nintendi has made mistakes regarding third party developers, but nintendo fans and supporters had a part on this as well, because they tend to overlook non nintendo titles, so we need ro help nintendo and make our part as well.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Dragon

    Oh thou Gamepad, your saviour hath arrived… maybe.

    #7 8 months ago
  8. Michael Ireland

    Well it’s nothing if not a perfect fit for the format. Cool.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. ianbenoir

    “a major expansion of the Fatal Frame universe” would be leaving Nintendo behind.

    But still good news to have Fatal Frame back.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. unknown_gamer

    Oh goosh , We need to have a Wii U Emulator ASAP before this shit happens
    I’m not gonna buy 2 Wii U’s ( JP / US ) for specific games , i’m done with this shit last gen

    #10 8 months ago
  11. JustHoldOnIGotThis009

    Was there a PS3/360 emulator? Due to Wii U being power than those two (Not as close to PS4/XBO but still at least powerful) I don’t think there would be a Wii U emulator any time soon. I wouldn’t never sell my Wii U if I were you. You’re really going to miss out on Nintendo exclusives that isn’t just Mario and Zelda.

    #11 8 months ago

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