The Fatal Frame series has become unintentionally relevant. In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, it’s only a matter of time before some dolled-up attentioneer posts ‘selfies’ with a ghost. And what better way to practice than with an occasionally compelling Japanese horror game?
Koei Tecmo understands. During NicoNico Live, the company unveiled the next title in the niche series: Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, coming exclusively to the Wii U on September 27, 2014 in Japan.
According to the siliconera translation of the stream, the game will feature “traditional Japanese ghost girls” among other scary figures, and will take place on a mysterious mountain. Most exciting, though, is Fatal Frame’s utilization of the Wii U GamePad, which will function as a ghost-radar of sorts, as well as a weapon for expelling nasty wraiths.
While no North American/European release date was mentioned, there’s little doubt it won’t make its way west eventually. The series, while relatively obscure, has something of a dedicated fan-base outside of Japan. But just in case, feel free to express your interest by replying to Koei Tecmo on Twitter.
Watch the trailer below.