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Fatal Frame Wii U Borrows Some Technology From Dead or Alive 5

It has been revealed that the forthcoming Fatal Frame title, Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, will utilise some of the technology used in the acclaimed Dead or Alive franchise. Team Ninja are part of developer Koei Tecmo, so the news isn’t too surprising. Here’s what Team Ninja had to say on Twitter.

“While you may have noticed after watching the video, the latest Fatal Frame game that was announced the other day uses some technology from Dead or Alive 5!”

Thanks, WhiteEagle

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Fatal Frame Wii U Coming September 27 For Japan

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo earlier today live-streamed the new Fatal Frame for Wii U on Nico Nico. The Japanese-style horror game’s official name is Zero – Nuregarasu no Miko, roughly translating to Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden according to sources. Taking place in a mountainous area, the horror title will revolve around the fear of water and uses the GamePad to take pictures, allowing players another field of vision, as well as the ability to attack.

During the live-stream, there was also a few details for Fatal Frame’s protagonist Yuri Kozukata. Koei Tecmo producer Keisuke Kikuchi mentioned her special ability which enables her to see the truth or “secrets” behind every item she touches. The trailer – which you can see above – shows Yuri exploring the area and finding something she didn’t quite expect.

Fatal Frame will release for the Wii U on September 27 for Japan. There’s currently no word on whether this will release for western audiences, however. Aside from the game, mangas, a novel, and a movie has been confirmed with Samuel Hadida, the man behind Resident Evil, working as producer. You can view the movie trailer, here, as well as screenshots for the game at the link, here.

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Miyamoto Will Appear As A Guest On The Fatal Frame Presentation

We’ve already heard that Koei Tecmo and Nintendo will be providing a Fatal Frame presentation on Nico Nico, but what we didn’t know is that legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto will be making a special appearance. Miyamoto will appear as well as Keisuke Kikuchi,, Shin Kibayashi (author of the manga), Mari Asato (the movie director), Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa. You can see the times for the event, below.

  • Thursday, July 17 at 2:30 PM in Sydney
  • Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 AM in London
  • Thursday July 17 at 12:30 AM in New York
  • Wednesday July 16 at 9:30 PM in San Francisco

Thanks, Aeolus

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Fatal Frame Wii U Will Be Shown On Japanese Live Stream On Thursday

Koei Tecmo Games and Nintendo will be hosting a Fatal Frame live stream on Thursday via NicoNico. The stream will be about the Fatal Frame franchise and will also be a chance for the developer to show off the upcoming Wii U version. The Fatal Frame live stream will air on July 17th. Here’s the times:

  • Thursday, July 17 at 2:30 PM in Sydney
  • Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 AM in London
  • Thursday July 17 at 12:30 AM in New York
  • Wednesday July 16 at 9:30 PM in San Francisco

Thanks, Don Billbo and Retrogaminglord

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New Fatal Frame Instalment Announced For Wii U

Tecmo Koei and Nintendo have today announced a brand new instalment of Fatal Frame, which will be heading to the Wii U. The survival horror game’s last instalment – known in Europe as Project Zero – hit the Wii back in 2012 as a remake to Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, but was only released for Japan, Europe and Australia, with North America sadly missing out.

The publishers have yet to announce critical details though, namely a title for the hit series and a release date. However, according to the announcement, it will be exclusive to the Wii U. Tecmo Koei is also looking to expand the Fatal Frame franchise and will launch an original novel for August, a comic, and a live-action film – looking at an Autumn release – to fully satiate fans of the series.

Forbes: Nintendo Is Taking Over The Japanese Video Game Market One IP At A Time

Although Nintendo’s forthcoming console can run games at 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution and features unique controller with a 6.2 inch touchscreen, according to Forbes, what makes Wii U so very important is its games – as it should be with any video game console.

Forbes notes that Nintendo has been locking down exclusive publication rights to popular Japanese series, such as Fatal Frame and, more recently, Bayonetta. There are several multiplatform titles coming to Wii U, and games from major third-party publishers, including Square Enix’s Dragon Quest X, Capcom’s Monster Hunter Ultimate, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2, Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends and ZombiU, are scheduled to launch exclusively for one HD platform – Nintendo’s Wii U.