Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will use the Wii U’s gamepad as an in-game camera.
Last we heard about the new Fatal Frame title, was that it would be coming exclusively to Wii U at some time this year. Now, we have a bit more info, namely, a release date and a title, and we’ve even got a few screenshots and a little bit of gameplay and story info. Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will release on the Wii U in September 27, 2014 in Japan.
Koei Tecmo producer Keisuke Kikuchi made an appearance during the NicoNico Live Fatal Frame series stream to talk about the new survival-horror title. He said that the game’s main concept comes from a “Japanese-style” horror, which will revolves around Japanese buildings, using cameras, and the fear of “getting wet”.
The signature piece of equipment of the Fatal Frame series, as the title may suggest, is the camera that the protagonist uses to reveal things that you normally can’t see with your eyes. Appropriately, the new game will use the Wii U’s gamepad as the in-game camera, in what we’re assuming is somewhat similar to how things worked in Zombie U.
The protagonist Yuri Kozukata has an ability she’s had since childhood, where she could touch something and find the “truth” behind its history.
That’s about all we know so far, and there’s still no word on whether or not the game will be localized for a western release. 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.