New Fatal Frame announced for Wii U
posted on 04.21.14 at 09:17 PM EST by (@salromano)
Plus, a host of other Fatal Frame stuff on the way.

Fatal Frame

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are working together on the next entry in the horror adventure series Fatal Frame for Wii U, the duo announced.

A title and release date for the project have not been announced.

In conjunction with the new game’s development, Tecmo Koei is expanding the franchise through a series of new multimedia expansions.

From Kadokawa Corporation, a live-action film starring Seventeen magazine models Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa is in production for a fall release, with Bilocation director Mari Asato confirmed in the director’s seat.

From Kadokawa Horror Bunko and Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service author Eiji Otsuka, an original novel is due out in August.

And from Kodansha and Kindaichi Case Files writer Shin Kibayashi (known by his pen name Tadashi Agi), a comic is also planned.

The latest original entry in the Fatal Frame series, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, launched for Wii in Japan in July 2008. It was never localized. A remake of Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly launched for Wii in Japan and Europe in June 2012, but was never localized in North America.

Thanks, Famitsu.

  • Eder García

    what about a HD version of Fatal Frame 4 too and bring those 2 games to the west Tecmo-KOEI and Nintendo?

    • TalesOfBS

      Please this. Especially the part of a Wii game getting HD treatment.

  • MrFinalgamer

    WHAT!? I can’t believe Nintendo is FINALLY going to do a Fatal Frame game! It better get localized, then I’ll consider getting a Wii U sooner!

    • Ta23 Ta28

      Is there any reason why Fatal Frame IV on the Wii back then wasn’t localized?

      • Sevyne

        Because reasons and stuff.

      • Elvick

        I blame Reggie.

      • Aiddon

        because the series was never really all that big in America.

      • 罪罰

        Nintendo is a family friendly company! No spooky mature games in America!

        • Ta23 Ta28

          But…No More Heroes.

          • Guy Rainey

            Which Nintendo had nothing to do with. That was all Grasshopper Manufacture

          • 罪罰

            That wasn’t published by Nintendo :0!

            • Ta23 Ta28

              Oh. Didn’t realize Fatty Frame IV was published by Ninty. I thought that game was full-on 3rd party from every angle.

        • Oersted

          And Fatal Frame was released in Japan and Europe. Japan and Europe not family friendly confirmed. Or you are just stupid.

          • 罪罰

            FF4 was never released in Europe.

            • Heisst

              But FF2 Wii edition was.

              • Oersted

                Yep

              • 罪罰

                Either way, that was the excuse they gave us back in the day.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Cant say tecmo is shit at passing Q&A now lol

                • Heisst

                  Don’t think so considering the kinds of games they’ve published like Eternal Darkness and more recently Bayo 2.

        • OlimacFTW

          There could be a chance. After all, Spirit Camera was released in America.

        • Sam Malik

          Eternal Darkness. Nintendo owned Horror IP.

      • Juuu

        We can’t say for sure—Nintendo says it’s on Tecmo-Koei, Tecmo-Koei says Nintendo holds the publishing rights so it’s out of their hands. A general hypothesis is that the game had a couple bugs and Nintendo either didn’t want to fix them or didn’t want to pay TK to fix them, but I have a bit of a rough time with this–I’ve beaten the game twice and I haven’t hit any freezing glitches or anything such as that. Furthermore, an ad for the game ran in a European magazine. It seemed to be planned at a time! Sadly, with the murky nature of corporate culture and NDAs, we’ll probably never know! :c

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Tecmo was lazy and didnt fix the bugs so Nintendo stopped selling it after it became the best selling Fatal Frame ever

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Yay, Wii U is getting more games!

    • Ta23 Ta28

      2014 is the year for Vita and Wii U.

      • desponent

        This game probably won’t be out til 2015 at the earliest in the west, if at all.

        • ConCity Soldier

          Yeah, unfortunately! This was one of the games that made me buy a Wii U too. I do think it will come to the West, but 2014 is out of the question. X better come out this year though.

  • Waisheng Wong 鈴木

    Well looks like there’s finally a reason for getting a Wii U…

  • Quiet Gear Soild

    Finally. Another reason to get a Wii U

  • DesmaX

    Oh, I think using the Wii U gamepad as the camera could be cool

    • Ta23 Ta28

      Oh, shit. Double the spook.

    • 罪罰

      I’ve been saying this since they first announced the console, now it finally begins.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    Seems like Tecmo Koei and Bandai Namco are the only big 3rd party Japanese publishers who are willing to support struggling platforms.

  • pekot

    Day one .
    Using the gamepad as a camera will be perfect

  • http://elekiddo.blogspot.com/ Alex Irish

    Expect a Western release when Hell freezes over

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      That happened last week

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    I hope it get’s localized and is good.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Fatal Frame was totally a blast from back then. Glad to have it now.

  • Zer0faith

    Time to duct tape that gamepad to the hands so you dont drop or throw it.
    It’s inevitable.

  • http://www.twitter.com/rothsothy Roth Sothy

    Great stuff, Tecmo Koei! I’ve been wanting a new survival horror game for Wii U. I really hope they bring this new game to America as soon as possible!
    Also looking forward to the live-action movie, and comic adaptation :D/

  • Wolf Star

    Soo NA never got the game?? I’m shocked, no wonder I never heard of the seires.. Is it any good? What is it about?

    • karmacoma

      We got 1-3 on PS2 and XBOX, but IV was a Wii exclusive and it didn’t come over. Spirit Camera came out on 3DS though.

      It’s great. It’s survival horror, but you use your camera to fend off ghosts rather than guns.

      • Wolf Star

        Ohh so the new one will be V on Wii U then?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          yep

          • Wolf Star

            Cool I might check the series out. Still I’m not getting Wii U only for 1 game >_<

  • Bob Obb

    I was 50/50 on buying a WiiU when Smash came out but now I’m 100% getting one, as long as they don’t stray from the formula.

  • chero666

    Cool, I can’t wait for the US to not get this game as well.

  • 罪罰

    This is fantastic news, more incentive to buy a Wii U!

  • DrForbidden

    I don’t know why everyone’s getting excited over this news. Given Nintendo’s track record with this franchise, this news shouldn’t matter to anyone without a Japanese WiiU and some rudimentary Japanese language skills.

    • ConCity Soldier

      After Operation Rainfall I don’t see why it wouldn’t be released in America. Xenoblade Chronicles was released, and X has been advertised to America audiences so you know that’s coming.

      • César H. Sandoval

        Yet, the latest Fatal Frame was never released. So you can’t really asure anything in terms of it’s sequel.

        • Oersted

          The latest was Spirit Camera. Was released.

          • Shane McMahon’s Butler

            Wasn’t Fatal Frame II for Wii released after Spirit Camera? Either way it never came to U.S.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              It was localized though

          • César H. Sandoval

            Spirt Camera was a spinoff, that’s like calling Yoshi’s new Island the latest Mario Bros game.

            I was talking about the big one, the Wii one, wich was never localized, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero:_Tsukihami_no_Kamen

            Hell, no even the Wii remake of FF2 was localized in America. If we go by the evidences, Nintendo is not interested in realeasing non-mobile games of the franchise for America.

      • DrForbidden

        We can hope for the best, but honestly, OR did nothing for either FFIV’s or FFIICB’s localizations. I’d have much more faith in FFV actually being localised if either of the 2 Wii games were.

        • Elvick

          I got so confused with you using “FF”. xP

          • DrForbidden

            Final Fantasy: Crimson Butterfly actually has a nice ring to it… :P

    • Oersted

      Nintendo has increased their translation efforts. Nice try.

      • Dick Mountainjoy

        It’s not hard to increase nothing.

        • Oersted

          Than start with your nothing of a try hard witty response. I would love to see how you prove that Nintendo never translated.

          • Dick Mountainjoy

            I would but I’m too busy playing my US copy of Fatal Frame 4 and 2 Remake…

            OH WAIT

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Go back to europe lmao

              Fatal Frame 4 has gamebreaking bugs.

      • DrForbidden

        Not for this franchise, they haven’t. The last English Fatal Frame was released in 2005. That means both FFIV and the remake of FFII were never localised for the Wii. Spirit camera was a spin-off for the 3DS, and not part of the main franchise. Nice try.

        • Oersted

          Spin off likely, mainentry Nintendo is investing in less likely.

          • DrForbidden

            Because Nintendo didn’t invest in FFIV, right?

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          Europe speaks english.

          So 2012

          • DrForbidden

            Ah, you’re right. I missed that.

    • tokyobassist

      Ok Buzz Killington…

  • Stratostar

    My body is ready.

    • Sam Malik

      It better be. Cuz I’m not cleaning your underwear after you touch this game.

  • Graham Page

    It’d be nice if we actually got it this time. I’ve bought all the FF games in the past two years, and I’m disgusted with how Nintendo has treated the new games in NA.

    Frankly, if they don’t release it here – I’m going to hack my WiiU so I can. The fans would even be willing to translate it for me.

    • Sevyne

      Not gonna lie; I have a modded Wii for pretty much that reason. To play unlocalized games with fan translations (such as Fatal Frame IV).

      • Elvick

        Is that possible with the latest firmware?

        I wonder if I can even find a cheap/reasonably priced Another Code R these days anyway…

        Stupid Reggie. Stupid NoA.

        • Sevyne

          Not sure (it should be though). Back when I modded my Wii, I actually downgraded my firmware (which is pretty risky) to ensure I was on a version that is easiest to mod. I guess that kind of answers the question though. Any firmware can be modded if you are willing to risk the downgrade. The entire process is actually extremely easy too.

          It looks like Another Code R doesn’t run a high price luckily. Seems to go for $10-$20 on average.

  • Fanorootbeer

    Now, if we can just get them to put out Pokemon Snap 2.

    • Elvick

      Oh god, I would insta-buy a Wii U with that announcement.

  • sunK1D

    Wii U? Dead on arrival.
    Shame

    • Oersted

      You don’t have to be play it for someone else. Its a perfect fit for WiiU and that benefits you.

      • Sevyne

        Why are you upvoting your own posts? I’m not going to disagree with this comment, but upvoting your own posts is tacky as shit, lol.

        • Oersted

          Not so long on disqus. Just trying to figure out if it works ^^

          • Sevyne

            Every single one of your posts has you upvoting yourself. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but doing that is the equivalent of doing something and then screaming, “YEAH! GO ME! WOOO!”

            I do agree that a game like Fatal Frame would work pretty well on Wii U though. It’ll sure give me a reason to fire it up!

            • Oersted

              It was a test if it is even possible. Downvoted again, if that eases your pain ;)

  • tokyobassist

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • shogunknight

    Sega and Tecmo Koei seem to be doing their best for WiiU. A comic, light novel and movie by Kadokawa games…..they are going all out

    • cusman

      All of that is Japan only. I don’t call that going all out.

      • shogunknight

        Oh, sorry. I meant for the game to be fully recognized/advertized (in japan)

  • PrinceHeir

    Good Stuff!

  • Seasqwaa

    I know someone posted just this already…. but…. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Cool, but we’ll never see it in the West.

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      Considering even Tomodachi Life is coming, i think any games had chance of coming here.^_^

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Completely different game.

        • Sam Malik

          Its a game that has had a chance of not working yet its coming.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            But it is completely different so it has no viability.

            • Sam Malik

              Think about it. Both games are really odd with alienating references of Japanese culture and does bizarre things with them.

  • cusman

    So it will again be Japan only it seems. Why so much of Nintendo is wasted on Japan when the Japanese are clearly not into games as much due to the aging demographic and lack of younger people?

    I honestly don’t care if Nintendo keeps trying there, but why do they ignore the Western and European markets in lieu of just worrying about discovering and satisfying Japan market needs?

    • Heisst

      Why do you say it will be Japan-only? The latest Fatal Frame (Spirit Camera) game came over so why not this one?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        1) That was a spin-off. 2) That was for 3DS.

        • Oersted

          So a spinoff of a niche title is likely, but a fullfledged main entry Nintendo is investing in, is less likely?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            They were willing to try it because it was something new. Though I do see your point.

        • Heisst

          So? Still a Fatal Frame game. Also being on the Wii U is more of an incentive since that system needs as many games as possible.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            But being on Wii U is a counter incentive because it is selling like shit.

            • Oersted

              Erm, they are trying to sell the WiiU. A new game, esp one who could highlight the gamepad, could help,no?

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Nintendo isn’t the brightest cookie. Besides companies want money.

            • desponent

              To be fair a console selling like shit doesn’t seem to automatically mean that there won’t be localized game for it otherwise Vita situation can only be described as miracle.

              On the other hand, at least Vita’s owner seems to like game, and not only the first party kind.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                How long did it take for Vita? We can only hope Wii U sales pick up.

                • desponent

                  Vita hw sales never pick up (in the west) but some devs hint that the user base are very heavy gamers with insane attach rate (like maybe 9:1). Dunno if this will ever happen to Wii U.

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Answer: no.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu
                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Indies?

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      WiiU owners buy a lot of games.
                      Hence them selling better than on Ios,steam,xbox live

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Let’s look at triple A games then.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      The Vita doesnt have any of those.

                      Sony stopped trying after the systems first year.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I consider any non-indie title an AAA title. We have Persona 4 Golden, Ys Celceta, Gravity Rush (2 is coming soon), Virtue’s Last Reward, BlazBlue Whatever, Tales of Hearts R, Disgaea 3 Returns (4 is coming soon), Atelier Totori and Meruru (Ayesha, and the other one soon), Soul Sacrifice (Delta is coming soon), Toukiden, Dynasty Warriors 8 XL CE, RO (Ace), etc.

                    • desponent

                      A handful of them, quite literally.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Yah but indies are usually meh, so they don’t count. Triple A games man.

                    • desponent

                      By handful I mean you can count them with your finger in just one hand so it’s not the same thing with Vita situation at all.

                      Laer is well, being laer.

                  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                    Packaged software has a 5 game attache ratio

                    • desponent

                      So that’s 10:1 since Vita reportedly has 50% digital sales in the US. :p

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      PS+ is in that ratio you know right?

                      This is why sony charges for 80$ memory cards

                    • desponent

                      And why I refuse to buy them overpriced cards, thankfully backing up game is painless and I don’t fear anything with their digital system.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Sony’s account system isnt as good as Steams tbh

                    • desponent

                      On Vita simply because they’re too stupid to allow multi account, just like they were with the psx and psp lock out before yesterday happened.

              • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

                was there any good 1st party game there in the 1st place…

                my Vita currently is just a glorified J Star victory vs machine

                • desponent

                  A good game is a good game regardless if it’s first or third party game, even port count if it’s good and you haven’t played it on other system.

                  You know this “only first party matter” mentality that got Nintendo in this kind of situation for Wii U in the first place.

                  You should consider selling yours if you think it’s a bad investment.

                  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                    The vita has a lot fo shit tier ports and games that dont even run at native resolution

                    • desponent

                      Thanks for your information.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Just saying you need good games. Not kuso-ge from the likes of Compile Heart

                    • desponent

                      Wii U is still struggling though even with “good games”.

                      I wonder why…

            • Heisst

              Not for the company who owns the system who needs to support it as much as possible, especially since they co-own the IP now and so far they’ve localized every game of theirs on both systems.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                It is only half their game. I just don’t want to put faith in it for it to not happen. And who knows it may become vaporware like a certain other game being funded by them.

          • DrForbidden

            I agree that this certainly has a higher chance of localisation than even FFIV or the FFII remake as Nintendo is desperate to sell WiiUs, but personally, I think the higher chance is still oscillating somewhere between ‘Cold enough to see your breath’ and ‘Snowstorm’ on Hell’s weather channel.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Might come.

              Hollywood is making a film

              • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

                It is not Hollywood. It is Kadokawa.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Nay it is hollywood.

                  Kadokawa is making a film for Autumn

                  A hollywood flick will come later

      • Sevyne

        It very well could be localized, but I won’t hold my breath. I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than painfully disappointed.

      • Seasqwaa

        Actually…. I think the latest was PZ2: Wii. It was a remake, yeah, but it still wasn’t localized for NA. EU got it, and I’d say they have a better chance than NA for sure. Spirit Camera bombed, as far as I know. Even so, I’m REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS IN ANY FORM! Just hope for the best! aha!
        That said, my next console is going to be a wii u now. Forget the ps4! hmph!

    • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

      FF2 remake do come out to EU though.

      • cusman

        FF2 not a Nintendo game. This problem of not localizing games over (until after Operation Rainfall type fan efforts) is a problem I see unique to Nintendo.

    • TalesOfBS

      No, it won’t. They aren’t in position of skipping localizations of their games anymore.

  • kurosan9712

    This and Bayonetta 2 will sell me a JAPANESE Wii U.

    • shogunknight

      Wait, not mario kart or smash bros

      • kurosan9712

        I’m a sane person, and I stopped playing ANY mario games after Super Mario Bros of 1985.

        • MrFinalgamer

          Boy did you miss out on some classics, then…

          • kurosan9712

            I never even wanted them, then. I only play games I want, not games people say are good.

            • Oersted

              You are a sane person. You dont play games people say are good. Anything else?

          • desponent

            I understand that Mario are genuinely good game for its genre and audience but know that not everyone in this world enjoy it as much as the fans do.

            • MrFinalgamer

              I’m not that big of a Mario fan (pretty tired of him at this point) but I can’t deny how great Mario World, and Yoshi’s Island are…

          • AdamBoy64

            Yes, if his definition of sane is missing out on such amazing titles, I’ll go with insanity thanks.

            • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

              or maybe.. he is insane and calling us normal people who enjoyed the series insane makes him “sane”?

        • shogunknight

          Whoa, thats a lot of mario games you passed through

        • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

          I am insane i guess? As i still like playing 3D Land, World and Galaxy,T_T

    • desponent

      Still only X for me, and I won’t pay full console price for just one game.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        coughbeamoreactivegamercough

        • desponent

          What does “active gamer” mean?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Play more fun games you like and stop limiting yourself

            • desponent

              Fun is subjective, and I have more than enough game to play than what my time allowed as it is now thank you.

      • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

        such an idiotic excuse.. if you WANT to play the game and is a fan of the said game/franchise then BUY the console REGARDLESS if there is only 1 game in it that you like. Reselling the console always an option . BUYING A DIFFERENT GAME is always an option… fucking stupid reason like this isnt. there is also another option DONT BUY THE CONSOLE AT ALL AND KEEP WHINING WHY THIS ISNT ON PS4 and XBONE

        • desponent

          I’m a consumer I have the right on how I want to spend my money, any company has to prove their worth first.

          There isn’t even 1 game I want to play on it, X isn’t out yet. I have no interest in fucking Mario or other Wii U exclusive game. So am I dumb to think that it’s fucking stupid to buy a console for full price then let it sit under my drawer until X come out, god know when?

          I don’t even have PS4 and XB1 yet because like Wii U, they don’t have anything that interest me (yet) but you just have to bring them up because it’s always “US VS THEM” in your mind.

          I’m facepalming really hard at your attitude by the way, I really really hope you’re working for Nintendo since you’re displaying such odd mindset.

          • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

            i buy a game i like to play on the platform i want

            regardless if its only 1game or 100 games.. i dont give reasons or bullshit to what i like.

            its tiring to see bullshit comments like this and your justification of what to buy

            • desponent

              Good for you, I do that too.

              However I don’t have unlimited budget like you and have other needs and hobby beside gaming so I try to be frugal about my spending, as I see it there are other thing with better value proposition than Wii U, PERSONALLY.

              I take offense being called out because of that, I’m sorry that I’m poor or have other things to do than buying things with terrible value.

        • Budgiecat

          Nothing wrong with what he said, keep calm

          • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

            there is something wrong with it. The same comment is spread through out all WiiU articles “I won’t pay full console price for just one game.” its mocking the console. regardless of what console it is.. if you want a game then buy the console if you dont want the console then just shut up~ especially if you are talking about a game that is exclusive to a specific console

    • Budgiecat

      Why Japanese? Waste of money

      • kurosan9712

        Because all the games might I want will 100% be released in Japan, but may not be released in the west. And because I play games in japanes.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          You’ll miss out on alot of indie games

          • kurosan9712

            Not a big loss, I’m not playing any of them anyways, as I didn’t like any of those I tried on PC.

            • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

              Lmao are you one of those folks who thinks All indie games are platformers?

              They’re RPG’s,strategy games, games that look like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k8zYmeXFkQ

              Here’s a list of 240 ones on Wii U.

              http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/wii-u-upcoming-games/

              • kurosan9712

                I’ve played enough to make my opinion about indie game industry in general. I haven’t liked even one of the lots that I tried after someone’s advice. From that point I returned to my point of view which is DON’T TRUST ANYONE BUT YOURSELF.
                And I don’t trust Kickstarter as well. Nothing good ever came out of it anyways. For me of course.

                My senses never betrayed me, and any game I thought I’d like I liked.

                • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                  Ok then. But no need to limit yourself

                  But the japanese eshop has great stuff on it.

                  7-8 japan only Wiiu games there.

                  Yakuza 1&2 Romance of three kingdoms DMLC kemco stuff ect

                  You cant play MHFGG or DQX though since you gotta be in japan to access servers

                  • kurosan9712

                    Japanese 3DS eShop has a lot of cool games made by small doujin devs. They cost like 500 yen, but some are providing more fun than commercial ones do.

                    I’m still only planning on getting a Wii U, probably somewhere in Fall, yeah, but one thing is for sure – I’m totally not interested in MHFGG and DQX. Not a fan of MH, not a fan of DQ after 7th.

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      mhm. If you do get a japanese Wiiu you should play puyo puyo tetris.

                      Oh and Taiko

                    • kurosan9712

                      Taiko yes. Taiko for sure. I has great amounts of free DLC too, from what I’ve read.
                      Btw, getting new Taiko for 3DS in June too. Gods of Taiko are just smiling upon me.
                      And I have PuyoPuyo Tetris on PS3

                    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

                      Do you like Yakuza? I like how they used the gamepad in the games

        • PrinceHeir

          At least consider these games

          Terraria, Starbound,

          Hyper Light Drifter, Hotline Miami, Lone Survivor

          All these are coming to PS platforms either way, and i highly recommend you playing Lone Survivor.

          Definitely a throwback to the older JPN horror games.

          Of course you could also try the JPN Indie scene

          Cave Story,La Mulana,Mighty no.9,Project Phoenix,Unsung Story,

          • kurosan9712

            All the ones you say “consider” are the ones I tried.
            Didn’t like one.

            You’re pretty much the same as all the other “defenders of indie-crap” to me.
            And since Project Phoenix and Unsung story are Kickstarter projects(and according to info about them), they are more western than japanese(just look at the gameplay, ideas, etc.), seriously. I’m pretty sure I won’t like both at this point of time. I saw enough info.

            • PrinceHeir

              Huh?

              Lol please stop trying to tie me to these “people” your talking about. even though i like indie. I know they’re not enough to satisfy my gaming needs.

              Hyper Light Drifter is not even out yet aside from a gameplay video or two. I guess Hotline Miami is not for you due to it’s violence and more western style of play(still fun though)

              Really? Not even Cave Story or La Mulana you know actual Japanese people working with a Japanese mind set of idea?

              and Lone Survivor is more of Japanese game than a western one aside from the music.

              Seems to me you only hate Westerners trying to imitate the Japanese which is understandable since very few and i mean very few knows how to grasp some of these games.

              Still though, i saw a lot of videos of Japanese playing Terraria and Minecraft with a group of people.

              • kurosan9712

                No one said that japanese aren’t playing western games. They do, but so what?
                They even had what was it…Halo Reach? sell well on 360, but does it mean anything to me personally? no, of course not.

        • Budgiecat

          theres also the fact that there’s barely any 3rd party library for the Wii U thats not localized (I count so far like 18 released titles, half of them localized, the ones that aren’t are board game/misc stuff you wouldnt want to play anyway).

          Just like the West 3rd party developers are running away from the Wii U, so are the Japanese…

          then there’s dealing with Nintendo’s “accountless” account system in Japanese, so if there’s a tech issue…..good luck with that.

          Pretty obvious Bayonetta 2 & X will be released in the West. Fatal Frame is up in the air but highly possible if Nintendo gets their head together since the Wii U is struggling and needs all the games it can get

          • kurosan9712

            I still am not supporting any kind of localizations, because I prefer playing in japanese. Since I presented that fact earlier, all your arguments are simply useless, I’ll still get a japanese Wii U.

          • kurosan9712

            I still said I prefer playing in japanese, so all you said is valid for you, not me.
            I also don’t see(and don’t WANT to see) Taiko Wii U localized(or in plans), as well as I want Bayonetta 2 with japanese voices.
            In the end, it would be a waste of money to get a western Wii U for me, than to get a japanese one, because japanese one guarantees I will be able to play what I want and how I want.

  • Gildrien

    I kinda have a mixed feeling about this. Though I do agree playing it on Wii U kinda fits the game mechanics. ( I would presume that they’ll use the gamepad as the viewfinder that is, if the game will still use the camera obscura) That IMO would give a better immersion and a better “fright factor” for the game.

    Yet a part of me is still wishing that KOEI should’ve released this on the playstation 4. They could’ve used it with the project morpheus and/or the playstation camera. With PS4’s power ( in terms of graphics and processing power) the game could end up better, well in my honest opinion that is.

    Oh well with this and X coming to Wii U this gives me more reason to buy Wii U.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      … Nintendo’s the co-owner of the Zero franchise.

      Its not coming to another console again since Nintendo funds all the games

      • kurosan9712

        You should point it, that they are co-owners since Zero 4(a.k.a Zero Tsukihami no Kamen), so a thing such as Zero 1-3 HD collection could happen on PS3 or PS4

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          They couldnt use any of the assests from Zero 2 though.

      • Gildrien

        Yeah that’s why I stated that I was wishing.

        But I hope that they’ll really polish the game for Wii U. I enjoyed Project Zero in Wii though there are some parts that game lags and they could’ve done better with the controls.

  • Yuri4prez

    I hope Nintendo is desperate enough to try and get this game in as many territories as possible to give the Wii U some life.

    I would buy this in a second, even if it’s for the Wii U.

    I do admit though, I really, really wish they would bring the series back to Playstation. Hell, I would do backflips to get an HD PS3 FF Trilogy even….Can you imagine?

    • Wheresmymonkey

      Not going to happen i’m afraid. Nintendo have the exclusive rights to the series now. If you still have a wii knocking around there’s a really good fan translation of Fatal Frame IV.

    • Budgiecat

      No point (HD trilogy).

      the trilogy is on PS2 classics so you can play em on PS3 anyway and it looks just fine. Plus I paid $16 for all 3 (Halloween sales).

  • Budgiecat

    Nintendo should just let Fatal Frame go

    No one bought the 3DS game (except me) and it got bad reviews
    Fatal Frame IV was supposed to be localized but was’t due to Nintendo wanting Koei to “fix the game” first, which only annoyed tecmo so they ended up not even bothering
    Fatal Frame II remake wasn’t even localized for U.S. (only EU) and did it even sell well? Doubt it

    • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      YOU DONT WANT QUALITY GAMES??? You want to have a buggy controlled fatal frame series rather than a 100% nintendo certified quality game?? And you guys whine that there are buggy games out there =_=’

      • Budgiecat

        Better than nothing.

        I ended up playing FF IV via homebrew and patch and enjoyed it just fine so Nintendo can go shove it with their certified nonsense.

        Hell, I played Fallout 3/NV, Alpha Protocol, Deadly Premonition PS3 version, Hyperdimension Nep 1, so I’m well aware of buggy mcbugbug games. FF IV doesn’t hold a candle to those in terms of bugginess…

        • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

          i prefer a quality game. having a game that is hard to control and bug ridden beats the “quality” out of a game.

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            Except it wasn’t. I played it, Nintendo were just being babies.

    • TalesOfBS

      Keep *itching.

      • Elvick

        witching?
        pitching?
        hitching?

        I guess we’ll never know.

        • TalesOfBS

          On my very last day the truth shall be told.

      • Budgiecat

        *scratches TalesOfBS*

  • https://www.teepublic.com/user/ECM ECM

    Please, I beg of you, make it *harder* than the Wii games, which were laughably easy.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Please, Nintendo, no Mario and Luigi costumes! I’m begging you!

    • Sam Malik

      The best that they might do is put in a Mario toy as an egg in the beginning.

      • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

        maybe an old magazine or an old toy hidden somewhere… while sadako chases you…

  • Sam Malik

    This further solidifies my theory that these two companies will become one in the coming years.

  • $61526767

    I really haven’t played the series. I’m interested in starting now to get into this. Look forward to getting a wii u!

  • Marco Tinè

    I have to confess I’m kinda disappointed about Project Zero being a Nintendo property. That said, a new and excellent entry in the series would be a perfect reason for me to finally snatch a WiiU, so let’s see how this one turns out. Considering the third party situation on their home console, bringing the game overseas should be a no brainer for Nintendo.

  • RSene

    Whats the difference between Novel and comic?

    • http://Facebook.com/biostigmata Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      Novel is a Novel~ one full book of the fatal frame story more or less (for example Fate/Stay night and Sword Arts online is a Short novel) Comic… im guessing a Manga Series on that one~

    • Sam Malik

      A novel (not to be confused with graphic novels i.e.bulky comic books) is like a standard chapter book.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Do those guys realize that 99% of their costumers are Playstation players right now? How can they think that a WiiU exclusive would be a good idea?

    • garf02

      Nintendo owns half the IP

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        That’s incorrect, Nintendo owns the Spirit Camera IP and assisted publishing for Fatal Frame. The IP is still within Tecmo Koei’s hands. More than likely, Nintendo, like with Bayonetta 2 is simply the reason Tecmo Koei is even doing new entries in the franchise. Sadly, I feel Thomas was right, 99% is on PlayStation and considering they’re not even getting localized for NA, this news isn’t satisfactory at all.

        • garf02
        • garf02

          so its bayonetta 2 bitching all over again?

          regarding the co-ownership

          http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/nintendo-acquires-fatal-frame-publishing-rights-report/098295

          • TalesOfBS

            It is pretty much all on Nintendo’s hand now. Tecmo Koei would never do such investment on this series and Nintendo wouldn’t do it if they couldn’t secure it.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Technically this “bitching” came before Bayonetta 2 but I only used it as an example to illustrate Nintendo’s publishing rights primarily. Regarding what Thomas mentioned, considering the localization’s missed NA, despite Tecmo Koei themselves publishing the PS2 classics, I believe that there was some merit to the fanbase actually being primarily on PlayStation. In order to shift that over, they’d need to get properly worldwide releases and foster the audience to shift, rather than stay in Japan or Europe.

          • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

            so it’s a 1st party title then

            • garf02

              from what I get, its and its not,
              Its exclusive For Nintendo platforms, but for a game to be made, need the approval of both, Koi and Nintendo

          • PrinceHeir

            *2012

            Lol old news

            and @KurisuMakise:disqus is right. Koei Tecmo owns the IP, I think Nintendo has the rights to PUBLISH OUTSIDE of Japan.

            They don’t own the IP, think of it as Symphonia Gamecube and PS2.

            PS2 version didn’t came because Nintendo US had the rights for the game, which doesn’t make ANY SENSE. since they only had the rights for the GAMECUBE version and not the PS2 one(doubt they even knew the PS2 was being made at the time)

            Of course Koei can make a new entry to the Playstation series. I’m guessing, just like Bayonetta 2, Nintendo offered a hand to help them make the game or Sony weren’t interested(really doubt they approached them in the first place)

            • Giordan

              Actually, Nintendo didn’t have rights to Tales of Symphonia. Explain how it was ported to the PS3.

        • Sam Malik

          Wrong. The IP is shared between T.Koei and Nintendo. Koei owns the rights which you are right on that but here’s the catch, Nintendo owns the publishing rights making the franchise a Nintendo exclusive series.

          • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

            Owning the Publishing Rights does not equal owning the actual Intellectual Property. In fact, even with the publishing rights, Tecmo Koei was still able to publish prior PS2 entries on PSN as PS2 Classics, proving that point. As I mentioned in my previous comment, it is more than likely that Tecmo Koei themselves will not invest in 100% publishing and pushing a new game in the franchise. My issue with the report from Rely on Horror is they do not provide much proof concerning the supposed copyright update and I believe it to be inaccurate in that regard. Lastly, to verify the lack of Co-ownership, this lovely NeoGaf thread which clarified the ownership situation in the TM Office:

            http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=719123

          • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

            Nope.

      • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

        Nope.

    • TalesOfBS

      And shall the port beggars start their “WRY IS THIS ON WIIU?!?!”

      • Thiago Leal

        Can’t you just say “old fans of the series”? I mean, FatalFrame had a huge role in me buying a PS2. And now to think “oh, I have to buy a console just for this game, and learn japanese” is a little dissapointing. But hey, silly me to expect that kind of behaviour on the internet, right?!?

        • Coarse

          It had a huge role in you buying a PS2, but damned if it can do the same for a NINTENDO console, right?

          • Thiago Leal

            Actually after I read this I went looking for WiiU prices. I like Bayonetta and Smash Bros, but this is the first time I considered buying this console. If this game is released in Europe or US I will seriously look in to buying one (might be difficult since gaming in my country is really expensive).

  • TalesOfBS

    So, Nintendo finally noticed how Fatal Frame and the Wii U gamepad were just made for each other?
    Back in Yamauchi days thing like this would be ready at launch.

  • ayb_91

    Wii U sales will rise dramatically due to this masterpiece. And Bayonneta 2 of course.

  • Charlie

    Best news I have heard all month. So glad that I own a Wii-U (was hasty about buying one, originally).

  • Ash_Riot

    Guys remember Fatal Frame 4, we never got that, don’t get your hopes up so quickly.

  • PrinceHeir

    If fucking Deception IV made it outside of Japan, I’m sure as hell Fatal Frame has a chance as well.

    • Budgiecat

      You never know with Nintendo….

      • Elvick

        That rhymes and I like it.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    > To clear a couple things up, if some are wondering about the ‘co-ownership’ of the Fatal Frame IP with Nintendo, that is a common misunderstanding. What is actually owned by Nintendo are the partial rights to Fatal Frame IV, Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, and Spirit Camera, which they funded and partially helped develop, rather than the whole IP.

    http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/fatal-frame-coming-to-us-psn-next-week/

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I ask that you remember our guidelines before posting in this thread, please.

    – Stay on topic
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    We have an open forum if you would like to discuss which console you think is best, or which console you think this game should really be on, etc.

    http://gematsu.com/tag/open-forum/

    I’m letting the comments (mostly off topic stuff) slide for now, like I usually do. I just wanted to make this post. I’m reading the comments and monitoring the discussions. Let’s play nice and enjoy posting. If someone is upsetting you etc. Contact me or flag the post for spam. Thanks.

  • Jason

    So lets see this game, Monster Hunter, and Bayonetta 2..3 good reasons to get me to consider getting a Wii U soon. If they get a few more games it would be a done deal.

    • British_Otaku

      If you are interested in Bayonetta 2, it would be a shame not to pick up The Wonderful 101 as well. The combat depth, charm, design and difficulty are up there with Bayonetta or any of Kamiya’s finest.

      It will be super cheap by the time you pick up a Wii U as well, which shouldn’t be an issue with how much value for money TW101 or Kamiya’s games offer anyway.

      • Jason

        Thanks for the recommendation! :-).

        • Zonned87

          Mistwalker is working on a JRPG for the Wii U.

          No official name yet but I am guessing its “The Last Story 2″

          Second entry in the Final Fantasy creators new series.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        i bought W101 for 17 bucks a few weeks ago at Toys R Us

    • I_Know_All

      +1 for the Wonderful 101. Also coming X, Watch Dogs, Mario Kart 8… I’m ecstatic :) – A list of upcoming games here – http://www.ign.com/games/upcoming/wii-u

    • Shaun Salisbury

      This game will not get released outside of Japan and the Wii-U doesn’t play imports as it is region locked.

  • DukeMagus

    MPD Psycho is an amazing Manga… i only wish a kind scanlator translated the rest of it.

    Well, maybe with the new fatal frame manga someone picks the project again

  • LordKaiser

    This game will stay in Japan sadly.

  • Zerothe

    I have Fatal Frame 2 and 3 for the PS2. It seems like it would be a good game use the gamepad for. You know make you slowly scan your room for ghosts in your house. That would be awsome. Although not on acid or something similar.

  • Gian Dominguez

    If they port it I will definately buy the Wii U!

  • EuroAsia

    I’ll fucking buy the Wii U simple for this game only solely alone!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    I am telling the truth.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    When what happens, you not having false hope like a sheep?

  • desponent

    It’s probably more around 5258 people in Japan in its first week.

    Oh wait, 101 is technically a first party game.

  • Oersted

    Don’t waste your salt on gaming news.

  • desponent

    Oersted saying that?

    The irony

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Salty? Hardly, I bought the one Fatal Frame Nintendo bothered to port, even if it was the worst one and they didn’t even bother to bill it as a Fatal Frame.

  • Oersted

    Can’t recall when I was salty about gaming news. Can you help?

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Made by a 3rd Party, so zero cares were given.

  • Wolf Star

    I’ll wait till E3 2014.. Thanks for the offer dough :) If I see a game that looks awesome then hell yeah I’ll buy a Wii U. But at the moment is “meh” for now.

  • TalesOfBS

    Kids don’t check Wii U news, they think the only thing there is SM3DW. This one seems to not even know about PS2 games.What a shame.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    You need to learn to not get involved in shit yo.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Mhm.

    If you like Rpgs strategy games or weird quirky titles or like games from the n64/psx/gcn era I’d pay close attention to the WIiU

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    That I do. I won’t disagree there. I don’t think there is much helping that though, unfortunately.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Last time I checked Nintendo gamers bought third party games.

    They dont buy shit that looks like gears of war though

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Oh you mean like pokemon?

    (Yeah fuck your logic)

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    2nd Party, and First Party Franchise. Game Freak doesn’t own Pokemon.

    Unlike 101 which was made by a true 3rd party and totally bombed. And like literally anything that isn’t at least a 10 year old mascot franchise on Wii U.

    EDIT: (And technically Nintendo owns Game Freak these days, Get Rekt)

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    I must have missed the parts of 101 that looked like Gears of war.

    Or you know, ANY Wii U games that look like Gears of War. Unless you mean ME3, a Action RPG in which case you are a huge idiot.

  • Wolf Star

    It depends for me. I like RPGs, action RPG’s, 3rd person shooter, anything that looks amazing and that’s about it. As of right now… Wii U umm I’ll wait until E3, when they show something cool, then I’ll see what I can do.

  • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

    ??? We just get a new Wii ones and another Wii remake +plus spin off 3DS.

  • TalesOfBS

    Butthurt much.

  • Eric Pena

    Not what i mean the game lose it special something in the ps2 era. Its haven’t been the same since then.

  • Sam Malik

    But the Pokémon company is 3rd party.

  • Sam Malik

    But they sure do like Monster Hunter, Fire Emblem and a whole bunch of classic games.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Nintendo’s responsible for all hard games that exist today.

    Especially if you’re one of those people who thinks Dark Souls is hard lmao

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    I was talking about Nintendo fan base, not MH or FE fan base.

  • Elvick

    Pretty damn sure FE has a newb mode now. Which I’m fine with, shit was too hard before (for me~).

    Yes I would reload in past games, because I don’t want to lose my units. EVERYONE WILL SURVIVE.

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    It’s second party, Nintendo still owns the Pokemon Game IP. The Pokemon Company handles the non-game related content. Which is why you’ll never see it on another system. And Nintendo has taken more and more control over it as time goes on.

    Third Party implies a completely independent Developer (Platinum games)

  • Sam Malik

    Fire Emblem is popular among Nintendo fans as its a Nintendo franchise. Monster Hunter is gaining popularity with them as well with it main series being exclusive to Nintendo platforms since Tri.

  • Sam Malik

    There’s an official Pokedex of iOS thanks to the Pokémon Company. iOS. In fact, its worth noting that the Poké IP is split 3 ways.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Nintendo contracted Platinum to develop TW101

    It even has a prequel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zekky%C5%8D_Senshi_Sakeburein

  • Sam Malik

    Yeah. But the standards are still set if you want to use it.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ Kaitou

    So being a gamer basically means playing games you’re not interested on? Or rebuying games you could possibly (said possibly because I don’t know what games Wolf Star has obviously) have on your PS3, Xbox or PC?

    Is this a Wii U owner defending his console? You’re acting like he committed a crime for just being interested on one particular game.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Gamers are usually interested in fun and engaging things. You can find a lot of those on various platforms in varying quantities.

    I dont like it when people act like its hard to find interesting games that are worth playing.

    Seriously there’s a bloke who complains about only liking 1 DS game on the console with the largest library of any system ever. I gotta call bullshit on things like that, you’re just lazy. You either dont want to spend money or you’re just not that interested in the damn platform itself.

    And you know what? That’s fine. But when you start crying about those games and then going off on some tangent about how they should be on a REAL platform, or you know “THE PS3 I OWN” You have a really serious problem there. (Good lord the bayonetta suicides…)

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    This is supposed to release this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APWTJMyM4qg

    Not Interested in Bayonetta 2?

    If You like Rpgs then you should probably get a WiiU. Nintendo has 13 franchises in that genre

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    TW101 is a first party game.

    It has a damn punchout section a flipping Super Scope. Shit Iwata’s in the game too lol

    And by gears of war I mean gritty corridor 3rd person shooter that’s ugly as all helle

  • BigDix

    Tell me about it, man. Any time I’ve heard, “I ain’t getting a Wii U JUST for Bayonetta 2!”, I just have to go, “Fucking really?” Why is it the console and library’s fault that your palate is seriously wanting for some diversity? Don’t be fucking ridiculous. If you have an even moderately broad appetite for games, you’d find enough there to justify the purchase. As young as the Wii U is, my list of worthwhile games for it is at 80 or something like that. Nothing to sneeze at.

    And it doesn’t have to be that high at all for anyone to tip the scales, I’d imagine. You know, just look into things and enjoy, otherwise you’re probably just a tribalist asshat. And hey, PS2 edges out DS with the largest library of a dedicated console, but hell it’s close….

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    Hard games like Fire Emblem with the Casual Mode? Don’t make me laugh. All hard games are on PC and from indie devs.

  • http://insanechronos.tumblr.com/ InsaneChronos

    I think MH fans love MH games because that games are Monster Hunter games, not Nuntendo games.

  • Eric Pena

    No i not i had a wii i did not care fatal frame after fatal frame 2. The last great fatal frame . If you a fan of the game series then you also agree fame Haven’t been good for a long time.

  • British_Otaku

    I’m not the extreme that thinks that “Nintendo’s responsible for all hard games that exist today”, but I find “All hard games are on PC and from indie devs” to be similarly wrong. >_>

    Some indie games like Unhack are easy or designed to be easy because it works. Some of Nintendo’s games don’t let you die like Kirby Epic Yarn or Nintendogs, then they have some challenging platformers on the side.

    No idea how a game having a casual mode makes it easy, when you can play at higher difficulties not that I think the difficulty of Awakening was well designed.

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    bullshit lmao. I bet you couldnt even play TW101 on easy without getting your clock side-winded