Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden Debuts Release Trailer, Screenshots


When Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse failed to release on the Wii outside of Japan, a dedicated group of fans released an English language patch to ensure that the series faithful could enjoy the game here in North America. Hopefully that won’t be the case with the upcoming Wii U exclusive, The Black Haired Shrine Maiden.

Debuting in Japan on September 27th, Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden showcased a release trailer earlier today, as well as a pretty healthy amount of screen shots to tide us over. The good news is that a North American release hasn’t been ruled out, but the bad news is that the game looks extremely dated already. That doesn’t mean it looks any less terrifying, as the new trailer definitely shows a lot of promise in the scares department.

What do you think so far, XBRO’s? Fatal Frame is probably the most terrifying horror series in gaming history, so any new entry making its way to the west is a good thing. I think it’s graphically dated, mainly in its environments, but I can’t deny its atmosphere.

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Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, handling news, reviews, and a bit of our public relations communications. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and a diehard Orioles fan that’s completely obsessed with roguelikes, horror games, and point-and-click adventures. His favorite console is the Dreamcast, favorite game is the original Metroid, and he could watch The Goonies for the rest of his life. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow his insanity on Twitter.


    1. You’re free to reblog any of our posts. =)

      I love the series. 2 is still one of my favorite games of all time. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

      1. Thank you kindly. Yeah, 2 is brilliant, probably my favorite too–though I do like the slightly-tweaked camera mechanics of 3. I had a Wii and was all set for 4, but lost patience and moved on to other things (and sold my Wii). Should have held out and bought the import and patched the damned thing, but for whatever reason I didn’t. Lame.

      2. 4 was a lot of fun, and using the Wiimote felt natural for a game like that. Really hoping the new one feels the same using the GamePad as a camera.

  1. Reblogged this on The Angry Scholar and commented:
    Bradley Keene of What’s Your Tag? shares the most exciting game news of the last freakin’ decade, as far as I’m concerned.

    Glad to see the protagonists’ clothing is still as impractical as ever. Some traditions are too adorable to let go.

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