Fatal Frame producer Keisuke Kikuchi would like to revisit the series on the Nintendo Switch.
If there was ever a horror series that could have actually held its own against Resident Evil and Silent Hill back in the 6th generation of consoles, it would have to be Fatal Frame.
The original trilogy is easily among the scariest of that eras games — combining a slow, tension laced pacing with subtle and noninvasive jumpscares that sent chills down your spine, this was the master of the haunt. Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is among my favorite horror games of all time, and has a moment that scares me to the core even now.
It’s been far too long since a new installment, that being 2015’s Fatal Frame 5: Maden of Blackwater (which I liked a lot), and fans desperately want more.
Enter series producer Keisuke Kikuchi who has some hope-inducing comments from an interview with Nintendo Everything regarding his latest project, Fairy Tail RPG. When asked about the iconic Koei Tecmo horror franchise.
In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Kikuchi said that he would be interested in working on a new game. He also revealed that his ideal platform of choice for the franchise would be the Nintendo Switch.
Kikuchi said, Yeah, I do want to make a Fatal Frame on Switch. “I think it’d be a ton of fun to play with [Nintendo Switch] in handheld mode and moving all around.”
However, any project based on the franchise will have to wait. The producer is currently working on a role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail anime. Kikuchi would also like to return to the Deception series, possibly before starting work on another game.
Fatal Frame first released in 2001 for PlayStation 2. It took seven more years before a title came to a Nintendo platform, and the series has been dormant since 2014’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.