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Fatal Frame trailer is “extremely spoopy,” according to Nintendo

by Ron Duwell | October 14, 2015October 14, 2015 6:00 am PDT

Oh, Nintendo. You really have a way with words, don’t you? Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water launches in North America next week on the Wii U, and to get your blood chilled in time for release, Nintendo has released a new “extremely spoopy” trailer.

I mean… whoa. Be sure to hide the children before hitting play. The internet memes are coming.

To be fair, Nintendo isn’t entirely wrong in its elementary bluntness. There isn’t a question about it. Fatal Frame is the spookiest video game franchise in history, if we take it at a literal meaning that specifically revolves around ghosts. Even if we don’t, there aren’t a whole lot of horror games that are able to stand up to Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly and walk away with their heads held high.

Trust me, that game is a whole other level of just… “extremely spoopy.” Play that alone, at night, with some headphones on, and let me see how you survive into the next morning.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water seems okay, but it loses a few points because the creepy twins from Crimson Butterfly have been replaced by generic stand-ins from a J-pop idol group. Still, it has all the usual trappings of a Fatal Frame game at least: an all female cast, alone on a dark mountain, surrounded by ghosts, and the powers of photography being their  first, last, and only line of defense.

Oh, and it is “extremely spoopy.”

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will be released on the Wii U on Oct. 22. I really hope the Camera Obscura becomes a smartphone in Fatal Frame 6.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...