New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

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Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have lifted the lid on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, which is due to arrive in Japan on 27th September 2014.

In a special presentation which featured Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the game's Japanese title was revealed to be Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Zero: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden). As before, the action involves snapping malevolent spirits with your camera, but this time around there's a strong focus on water. Producer Kikuchi Keisuke says that this will be the biggest Fatal Frame ever, and that the GamePad will be used to take photos of ghosts.

Miyamoto's brief contribution to the presentation was to state — with tongue-firmly in cheek, one would assume — that he doesn't like scary games, his own Luigi's Mansion being an exception. He also said that titles like Fatal Frame can not only show the power of the Wii U GamePad, but also bring new players to the machine by offering new genres to enjoy.

In addition to the game announcement, it was also confirmed that Fatal Frame is coming to both comics and the big screen. A new Manga series is being written by Kibayashi Shin, and a Kadokawa-made movie should be launching around the same time as the game. It was also revealed that a Hollywood adaptation of the series is in the works from the producer of the Resident Evil movie franchise. This final point should bode well for a western release of the Wii U Fatal Frame title, as a live-action film will do a lot to expand the appeal and fame of the series in the west.

It is not yet known if the game will be coming to North America and Europe.


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