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Keisuke Kikuchi talks about the possibility of Fatal Frame returning

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Fatal Frame series producer Keisuke Kikuchi was recently interviewed to find out what’s happening with the Fatal Frame franchise and whether there’s a chance of it returning on Nintendo’s latest platform, the Nintendo Switch. Mr. Kikuchi was also asked about the possibility of previous games in the beloved series getting a remaster. Here’s what was said:

Chances of Fatal Frame returning:

No, no. It’s just that even though I have these hopes, this is a series that Nintendo publishes for us and I only handle the development. So even if I were to say I want to make another game, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen.

Chance of Remasters:

So I have to admit there is some distance between my personal feelings and ambitions and the feasibility of such projects. Obviously the Hollywood movie is in production and will make it to the western markets, so obviously I’d personally like to bring to our audience not just the movie, but also the games that can accompany it.

As for Fatal Frame 2 and 4, Nintendo handles the publishing rights, so we don’t exactly have a say in that matter. Another factor would be is that I’m basically overseeing the Gust brand at this moment, and to secure production lines and team members, in the short-term it would also be very difficult, but in the long run I’ve never really given up the idea. So in the short-term it’s not exactly realistic at the moment.

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6 comments

  1. I’m holding out hope we’ll eventually see a new Fatal Frame or a port of 5 on Switch. I loved 5 and it sucks that it’s stuck on the Wii U. That game didn’t get enough love. It’d be even nicer to play without the Gamepad gimmick. But eh… sounds like they’re too busy for it to happen any time soon.

  2. This type of information would be under NDA. So I’m not surprised it was just a, I want to make a game, but ‘insert company name here’ has the publishing rights. There’s been many cases where people have said this and it’s turns out there is a game in development and there’s been times where there wasn’t a game, but this isn’t something they wod let drop outside of a Nintendo Direct announcement.

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