This week’s Media Create sales are now in from Japan. Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS continues its reign at the top of the charts, pulling in a further 109k copies, while Yokai Watch 2 sells another 66k in copies. The Japan-only Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven – according to its official translation, rather than The Black Haired Shrine Maiden – enters at 7, with a 27k debut in sales. Bayonetta 2, last week’s number 3, slips down the chart and slides into 12 with almost 7k worth of copies sold throughout the week.
In terms of hardware, the Wii U is boosted slightly by Fatal Frame’s debut sales, which settle just below 10k. On the other hand, the 3DS sales take a dip this week, bringing in a further 30k in total. You can check out the top 20 software chart, alongside the hardware chart below.
Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)
- [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS – 109,811 (1,375,818)
- [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II – 86,283 (New)
- [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode – 70,596 (New)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 66,487 (2,592,433)
- [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II– 65,498 (New)
- [3DS] Haikyuu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! – 43,839 (New)
- [Wii U] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven – 27,505 (New)
- [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2 – 16,460 (New)
- [PS3] Destiny – 12,095 (79,990)
- [PSP] Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Amane Gakuen – 11,005 (New)
- [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online – 7,150 (96,449)
- [Wii U] Bayonetta 2 – 6,970 (45,797)
- [PS4] Destiny – 6,481 (110,772)
- [PSV] Toukiden Kiwami – 6,220 (135,476)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 5,936 (678,250)
- [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – 5,628 (55,197)
- [PS3] The Awakened Fate Ultimatum – 5,561 (New)
- [PSV] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul – 5,551 (New)
- [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 4,342 (188,390)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch – 4,082 (1,278,378)
Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)
- 3DS LL – 22,988 (35,622)
- PlayStation Vita – 15,739 (11,148)
- Wii U – 9,950 (8,396)
- PlayStation 4 – 8,033 (8,939)
- 3DS – 7,451 (7,970)
- PlayStation 3 – 6,026 (6,078)
- Xbox One – 1,113 (1,314)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 977 (704)
- Xbox 360 – 143 (103)
- PSP – 102 (99)
Koei Tecmo has reiterated to fans on Twitter that Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden is only for Japan. However, the firm says they are aware of fans requests to localise the title. Fingers crossed we get a western release, but it doesn’t sound likely at the moment.
And regarding #WeWantFatalFrame requests, as far as we know this title is JP release only. Back to the office tomorrow FYI.
If you missed the Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden live stream from NicoNico then YouTube has you covered. We’ve already shown you the first thirty minutes of the intriguing horror title and you can watch that, right here. Sadly we are still waiting to hear if Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will get a western release.
A Japanese YouTube user has uploaded the first thirty minutes of Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden. The game, which is developed by Koei Tecmo, is released in Japan on September 27th. Sadly we’ve yet to hear whether the game will come to the west.
Thanks, NDub Nation
Nintendo of Japan has confirmed a livestream event will take place in just a few days time for Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden. And to get fans in the mood for the psychological horror, the livestream kicks off at the Witching Hour, 12am, local Japanese time on September 27.
But if that doesn’t get you spooked enough, western fans won’t have to fumble around with a NicoNico account to view the livestream, as it’s been revealed you won’t need an account to watch the creepy gameplay. To catch the livestream, which you can see live at the link here, make sure you tune in at the following times below:
US: 8am, PST, September 26
US: 11am, EST, September 26
UK: 4pm, September 26
Europe: 5pm, September 26
Japan: 12am, September 27
Nintendo of Japan has uploaded a brand new overview trailer for Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden. Currently exclusive to Japan, the survival horror game’s four-and-a-half minute trailer introduces players to the main characters, the trickster ghosts, and the Wii U GamePad camera feature. We don’t want to spoil the creepy atmosphere, so make sure you check out the video embedded above.
Aside from the trailer, Nintendo has also begun advertising the upcoming horror game by releasing two new TV commercials, showcasing the GamePad’s features. Both advertisements are similar and can be found in Nintendo’s playlist, here. Fatal Frame will arrive for the Nintendo Wii U on September 27 for Japan. It’s not yet known whether the game will be released for western audiences.
The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu contains new information related to the forthcoming Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden. We’ve yet to hear whether the game will be localised, but here’s the details for the Japan only game at present.
We have three main characters:
- Yuuri Kozukata (不来方夕利). We already know all of this, except she goes to the mountain to search for the owner of the shop, Hisoka Kurosawa. Voiced by Risa Tawata.
- Miu Hinasaki (雛咲深羽), a girl searching for her missing mother, who vanished when she was a child. Yes, she’s Ruffles. She’s never known the love of parents and feels empty. Heads to the mountain believing her mother is there. Voiced by Maaya Uchida.
- Ren Hojo (放生蓮), aka The Dude. He’s a failure of an author who’s known Yuuri for ages. He’s quite whimsical and is scolded by his assistant for it. He hears of a custom involving burial photos, and goes to the mountain to research for his new book. Voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
- Hisoka Kurosawa (黒澤密花), owner of the shop, who uses kagemi skills to search for lost things. Goes to the mountain to look for a missing girl and vanishes. Voiced by Atsuko Tanaka.
- Rui Kagamiya (鏡宮累), Ren’s assistant. She respects him, calling him sensei, and as well as helping him out she thinks of him as family. Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto.
There are three main locations the player can explore at the start, like the forest and buildings around the mountain.
- Mikomori Onsen: An abandoned old, big house known as a famous ghost spot where lots of ghosts are.
- Kurosawa Antiques: Also a cafe! Yuuri lives and works here. People come here to request lost things be found, or have their fortunes told by Hisoka.
- Shirazu no Mori (Unknown Forest): A forest in the mountain. Ever since it became famous as a suicide spot, there’s been a big fence around it, which people sneak in through. There are also rumours of a murderer hiding inside…
- Game plays out a bit like mission mode, where you choose your mission (you can replay it however much you like) and then you unlock new missions. Once you complete the chapter goals, you get the next chapter.
- Your goal is to find people. Each person has different reasons for going to the mountain and getting there, so you’ll have to gather as much info about them as you can.
- You can use something that’s like a “scent” of a person from things like a hair, their documents etc. that aids your “kagemi”.
- Then you use your clues to search for them. If you chase the memories of them you’ll find them, so you have to follow their past footsteps.
- When you find them and “bring them back” from their spiriting away, it’s mission complete, but you’ll have to watch out for the ghosts lurking…
- You can also use your “ghost sight” to find hints from ghosts. Looks kind of like hidden ghosts in other games.
- Gameplay is on the TV, the map is on the gamepad.
- The touch system for picking up items is back. As are ghost hands.
- Amano confirmed to be contributing a song also