In a surprise turn of events, Nintendo will localize the latest Fatal Frame title.
Back when Fatal Frame V was announced for Wii U over a year ago, we all collectively thought "that's nice... for Japan. Too bad we will never see it." Now, Nintendo has made fools of us all by announcing in its latest Nintendo Direct presentation that the game will indeed be localized for an English release.
The camera-based survival horror title will hit US stores sometime this year, and, well, that's about all Nintendo is telling us for now.
The latest original entry in the Fatal Frame series, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, launched for Wii in Japan in July 2008, but was never localized. A remake of Fatal Frame 2 was then released in Japan in 2012, but again, never made it over to the West.
This upcoming Fatal Frame Wii U will be the first English-language Fatal Frame since Fatal Frame III: The Tormented in 2005.
Like I said when the Japanese version was announced, the Wii U is the perfect platform for this game, as you'll be able to use the gamepad to act as an actual camera. Glad that us English-speaking J-horror fans will finally get one of these.