Any Wii U owners who may be bummed out about the console’s exclusion from the Dragon Age: Inquisition festivities just received a perfectly justifiable reason to smile: Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are partnering up to reawaken the long absent Fatal Frame franchise with a brand new sequel.
The news surfaced by way of a Famitsu report, which also claims the franchise is expanding its universe this fall with a live-action film from director Mari Asato (Bilocation), a novel by author Eiji Otsuka (The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service), and a comic book from writer Shin Kibayashi (Kindaichi Case Files). Similar to the game Outlast in that players are forced to progress through horrific environments and scenarios without any weaponry, the original Fatal Frame is regarded as one of the scariest horror games of all time. It should be interesting to see how the new game is received by the western Wii U crowd, a seemingly casual demographic on a platform not known for its core titles.
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