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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Koei Tecmo is back with a new trailer for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Aside from a new look at gameplay, it also provides a deeper look into the mysterious phenomena that take place on Mt. Hikami.

Here’s some information about the game:

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water producer Keisuke Kikuchi has opened up about the game’s upcoming remaster, including how it came to be, the new photo mode, improved graphics, and fresh costumes. The news comes as part of a recent interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu.

Here’s our translation of the notable parts of the discussion:

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, which first debuted on Wii U, will soon be appearing on Switch. The original lineup of costumes has been altered a bit, and while we won’t be seeing the Zero Suit Samus or Zelda costumes, there are new looks for Yuri, Miu and Ren.

Here’s the full lineup:

When Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water originally released on Switch, it came with a couple of special costumes. Players could dress up as both Zero Suit Samus and Princess Zelda.

With Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water now planned for Switch, some have been wondering if these Nintendo costumes would be returning. Unfortunately, they won’t be. Koei Tecmo confirms the news directly on its website.

After being on hiatus for several years, Fatal Frame is finally back in the spotlight. Maiden of Black Water was the last entry in the series having first launched on Wii U in 2014. Koei Tecmo is now bringing back that game by re-releasing it on modern platforms, including Switch.

Japanese magazine Famitsu spoke with producer Keisuke Kikuchi this week and at one point, the two discussed the future of Fatal Frame. Kikuchi was asked if the series could start up again off the back of a good response Maiden of Black Water. He responded favorably, and indicated that the team hopes it’ll lead to a new game.

Kikuchi’s full words:

Recent trailers for the new Switch version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water have suggested that the game will be digital-only in the west. We’ve followed up with Koei Tecmo, and can confirm that will indeed be the case. A physical version is not planned for North America or Europe.

While that may come as a disappointment, there is some good news. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will have a physical release in Japan and Asia. It also looks like English will be supported – similar to Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, which was digital-only in the west, but had physical versions in other regions.

Play-Asia is taking pre-orders for the physical release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Switch here. The title launches on October 28.

Koei Tecmo today announced a final release date for the Switch version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. The horror-adventure title will be available on October 28, the company confirmed.

Here’s some additional information and a new trailer:

Following a previous appearance on Wii U, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is now coming to Switch. Koei Tecmo shared more on the game just now.

Below is the official announcement and screenshots:

The Fatal Frame series is finally back, albeit with a previous entry. Revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is coming to Switch.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water launches later in 2021. View a trailer below.

Koei Tecmo held a Nights of Azure 2 live stream today where the various collector’s edition items were shown off, in addition to some gameplay (note that the PS4 version of the game was played on the stream). You can find the recording below.

The stream also revealed that the Switch version of the game will get some exclusive costume DLC – specifically, Yuri Kozukata’s outfit from Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.