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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

35 thoughts on “Famitsu Contains New Fatal Frame Wii U Details”

    1. It has had a very vocal fanbase. They should be pleased. Wii U may be the Virtual Boy of a new age, but the games and fanservice we’ve been getting is pretty awesome!

      1. Wii U is more of a cross between a Super NES and GameCube. But don’t take my word for it. However, I do have to agree with your thougts on Nintendo/Koei-Tecmo’s all new Fatal Frame title on the Wii U shows great promises– Great characters, missions to unlock with replayability, using the map display on the Game Pad while the action remains on TV, and more.

        When The Black Haired Shrine Maiden launches next month in Japan, this could be the one game that would dethrone ZombiU and hit a grand slam home run. Let’s hope Nintendo of America and Koei Tecmo America listen us and release this game not in North America… but also in Europe. The U needs more J-Horror games.

      2. 7 million consoles sold says otherwise. Do not try to mix an agenda into your sentence liker a serpent. The WiiU is selling at a profit and has more games of 90 and above rating than the xbox one( lol ) and PS4( game-less ) combined. Just post without malice; show us your gaming handle.


        1. Why are you always so defensive on Nintendo? It’s just his thoughts, don’t have to get so sensitive over them

          1. His thoughts doesn’t amount a thing when it comes to trolling and flaming on a video game system have brought back after the demise of Atari game systems.

    1. I was disapointed when i heard that Amano wasn´t participating so this are great news, i loved her music for previous fatal frames.

  1. Why are the tits of the girl in blue so big? I like tits just as much as the next guy, but I really hate how developers just make these massive fake looking tits on women characters. Small or even medium size is just as sexy, even more so in my opinion, and it’s more realistic. Like the Mass Effect series where every single woman has the exact same big ass fake breast size… ridiculous..

    1. I do hate when some games do that. I want some freaking variety! But this is Koei Tecmo we’re talking about here who actually started the trend with majority of females having the same giant sized boobs in video games.

  2. I has a Wii U and an Xbox One. But the Xbox One is better because Nintendo is NOT localizing Fatal Frame 4 or 5 for the U.S.

    1. Too bad the Wii U is outselling Xbox One globally. There’s still a possibility that Fatal Frame Wii U will be launched in two countries– North America and Europe.

  3. This better localize in other countries & not just Japan. If Ubisoft is too cheap to give us “mature” titles, then Nintendo will have to pick up the slack.

  4. What the fuck?
    Is this game taking place in before WW1?
    Where the hell did she get that camera, it’s 2014?
    Someone still making film for it?

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