Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will have its remaster released next week, October 28th, to the excitement of many fans. So many that even caught the game’s director by surprise, who is now considering offering the same remaster treatment for older titles in the franchise.
Makoto Shibata, franchise director for Koei Tecmo, spoke to JP Games about the return of Maiden of Black Water, which is actually the fifth Fatal Frame. He was asked if the producer has any plans to do more remasters of the series, to which he replied: “As this title was prepared for the 20th anniversary of the series, we currently have no plans to develop other remastered versions.”
But not having plans right now doesn’t mean that can’t change. Shibata continues his statement, highlighting the audience’s response to this first remaster: “however, the reactions we got from everyone exceeded our expectations, so I’d like to think about it going forward.”
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, also known as Fatal Frame 5 or Project Zero, had its original release in 2014 only on Wii U. Part of the audience excitement, then, is from players who’ve tried previous titles but haven’t. the chance to play this one because they didn’t get to buy a Wii U. We’ll have to wait to see what the fan response will be to remasters of titles that came out on more popular consoles, like the first Fatal Frame on PS2.