Survival horror fans finally have something to look forward to on Wii U. Nintendo has partnered with Tecmo Koei to develop a new Fatal Frame exclusively for their latest console. Could this be the game that truly showcases the gamepad’s potential?
For those unfamiliar with the series, Fatal Frame puts players in the shoes of varying protagonists as they uncover horrifying secrets using the power of the camera obscura; a mystical camera with the ability to see the dead. Any survival horror fan owes it to themselves to try at least one game from the franchise. Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is quite possibly the scariest game of all time. I still haven’t played anything quite so unsettling.
So far we have no official release date or even a launch window for that matter, but just knowing it’s coming is good enough for now. The camera obscura’s controls would work perfectly with the Wii U’s gamepad and this is a fantastic chance for Nintendo to prove the worth of their generally cumbersome controller, especially when first part titles like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze aren’t even utilizing the second display.
Are you a Fatal Frame fan? Would a sequel make you buy a Wii U?
Miles Dompier is the mad commander of TEAM XBRO. He is a Seattle native who recently moved to the sweltering heat of Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a composer/voice actor. When he’s not up writing until his eyes bleed, he likes to play a Prince level of instruments and listen to terrible death metal. Follow him on his personal Facebook page or the official What’s Your Tag? Twitter page – @whatsyourtag