This morning in Japan, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo revealed your first look at the next entry into the Fatal Frame video game franchise, Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden, and we have the trailer along with several screenshots and details for you.
Silicone Era translated the following information from the Japanese 4Gamer website: “Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden (Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko) is a Japanese-style horror game wherein youâ€™ll use the Wii U GamePad as the ‘Projection Machine,’ a camera that is used to seal vindictive spirits.”
The main character is named Kozukata Yuuri. Sheâ€™s a â€œkagemi,â€ basically a private eye with the ability to find those who have been taken into the spirit realm, and bring them back to reality.
“The game takes place at the Hikayama Mountain, a place also known as the ‘mountain of death,’ often visited by those who choose the path of death. While past games of the series took place in Japanese mansions, this time around there will be plenty of open areas and spiritual places that will test your courage. There’s a strong focus on water in the game with a huge lake being a major part of the mountain environment. Koei Tecmo feels that it will bring out a feeling of uneasiness and caution from the players. The ‘Projection Machine’ will have you use the GamePad like a regular camera to look at the spiritsâ€™ positions and movements. It can also be used to check the length and breadth of your surroundings or even film whatâ€™s going on, which Koei Tecmo says should bring a new sense of fear.”
Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will be released on September 27, 2014, in Japan for Wii U. There’s no word yet on whether or not we’ll be seeing it here in the West, but let us pray! Please, Nintendo, give us this game!
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