Fatal Frame: Rise of the Black-Haired Shrine Maiden Coming to North America

Survival Horror returns to Wii U this Fall!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 04/01/2015 20:39 3 Comments     ShareThis

Sometimes, a little bit of persistence can pay off. Just ask anyone that’s been waiting on Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden.

The survival horror title, which released last fall in Japan, looked unlikely to come out in other territories. The previous title in the series remained a Japanese-exclusive, and comments from Koei Tecmo offered little hope that the Wii U title would fare any better. That all changed during today’s Nintendo Direct, when the company officially announced that Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden will see release in North America later this year! Details remain sparse, but an October release date would likely be appropriate for a game of this caliber.

The news is certain to excite fans in the #WewantFatalFrame movement. The group, inspired by localization efforts such as Project Rainfall, had been campaigning for a North American release on social media for some time. Nintendojo covered the group’s efforts to get the game localized late last year, including an interview with Justin Melanson, the man behind the group. While Nintendo has always been quick to downplay the role that fan campaigns play in localization, regardless, it’s certainly a happy ending for a devout group of fans.

Are you excited for Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden? Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll have more information on the title in the coming months!

Source: Nintendo

3 Responses to “Fatal Frame: Rise of the Black-Haired Shrine Maiden Coming to North America”

  • 222 points
    PanurgeJr says...

    Very excited. I didn’t expect any true, Splatoon level reveals because E3 isn’t far off, but I was hoping that some localization news would make the cut; this was my top wish. (Style Savvy was 2nd; can’t win them all.) After playing ZombiU and loving it, flaws and all, I realized how much I love true survival horror, an opposed to action games that use horror-style enemies. Day one buy.

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    Time for a follow-up interview with the Operation Zero gang, eh?

    This is a day one buy for me. If it was really fan demand that got this game over to the West I am happy to have been part of the noise.

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