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Feast Your Eyes On A New, Creepy Fatal Frame Japanese Trailer

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.


Famitsu Contains New Fatal Frame Wii U Details


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.

Other Characters:

  • 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.
These are:

  • 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…

Other details:

  • 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

Thanks, Benji


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


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.


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


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


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.