The future of Fatal Frame tied to the success of the remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

The success of the updated version of the horror Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will help developers from Koei Tecmo start creating a new part of the series. About this in an interview with the publication Famitsu told the producer of the franchise Keisuke KikuchiThe team hopes for a favorable outcome

“This is what I hope for [на возможность выпустить новую игру в случае успеха Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water]… We’ll be shipping this remaster to the shelves in the 20th anniversary year of the series, and I want it to catch the attention of both fans and newbies. Hopefully this project will lead us to develop the next release. ”

Horror Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, also known as Fatal frame 5, originally developed by Koei Tecmo in collaboration with the company Nintendo for Wii U… Big N has been the only publisher and main sponsor of the series since 2008, when Wii came out Fatal frame 4

In 2023, Kikuchi told reporters that the future of the series depends on Nintendo, since it is she who is responsible for publishing Fatal Frame.… However, in the end, apparently, the company lost interest in the franchise, and Koei Tecmo was able to agree with her to re-release Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on all platforms. At the same time, Nintendo is still mentioned as one of the copyright holders of the game in the general Japanese reissue trailers and in the video of the western version of the remaster for Switch.

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Games are on good terms and have collaborated on various games. For example, Koei Tecmo was actively involved in the production of Fire emblem: three housesand the action Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, connected with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, generally became one of the most successful releases in its history.

An updated version of the fifth part of Fatal Frame will be released October 28, 2023 on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X | S, Playstation 4, Xbox one and PC

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