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Wii Scares to Keep Coming with New Fatal Frame

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When I first heard about Fatal Frame back in the Playstation 2 days, it was described to me as a “survival horror” game in which you have a camera as opposed to a gun. I have to admit it sounded a bit lame to me as a long time fan of survival horror games, particularly the Resident Evil franchise.

But I kept hearing good things about it so I eventually gave in and gave it a shot. Much to my surprise, it just happened to be one of the scariest games (if not the scariest game) I have ever played still to this day.

Now granted, you have to sit in a quiet dark room and blast the sound to get the true chilling experience, as I find it’s not quite as effective when you’re hanging around with your crew drinking beer and whatnot. But it is a scary game. I thoroughly enjoyed it up until I got stuck. Call me a quitter, but my patience wore thin and I gave up.

I only briefly played the second installment and never got around to checking out part 3, but I am intrigued by the news that they are working on a Fatal Frame game for the Nintendo Wii.

This sounds like a fantastic idea to me. If they can maintain the atmospheric chills of the original game and integrate it with the Wii’s revolutionary controls, it just might make for some unbridled goose bump-inducing terror.

1up.com reports:

Tecmo has been silent about Fatal Frame for some time now, but that doesn’t mean the horror franchise has been forgotten. To the contrary, 1UP learned at Tokyo Game Show that Tecmo’s enlisted the help of Grasshopper Manufacture to produce the next Fatal Frame game. And here’s the kicker: it’s for Wii.

Grasshopper will start on Fatal Frame when work on No More Heroes, recently announced for a US release via Ubisoft, has finished. Given that No More Heroes was developed on Wii, Grasshopper seems content on Nintendo’s console.

I think all horror loving Wii owners will be content as well, as Nintendo seems to be seeing a decent amount of the genre’s titles heading it’s way following the release of the Wii version of Resident Evil 4 and the upcoming Manhunt 2 (which as far as I’m concerned should be the video game event of the year but will sadly no doubt be buried in the shadows of Halo 3).


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