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Zelda and Samus costumes in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water aren’t so scary

by Ron Duwell | October 19, 2015October 19, 2015 1:40 pm PDT

Nintendo is all about this little trend lately. Whenever it scores exclusive publishing rights to a third-party game, that game’s protagonists find themselves inexplicably dressed in Nintendo’s most iconic heroes’ clothing, available as in-game Easter Eggs or DLC. Monster Hunter 4, Bayonetta 2, and now Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water joins the list with a pair of inappropriate costumes that don’t quite match the game around them.

A new trailer shows off Princess Zelda’s and Zero Suit Samus’ garbs being worn by the Fatal Frame ladies. Of course, Fatal Frame is a horror game to its bone-chilling core, one of the creepiest and most unsettling gaming franchises on the face of the Earth. There really is nothing like a goofy, out-of-place costume to alleviate that dread, is there?

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water already stars a crew of ladies who wear fashionable clothes and look like a J-idol girl group, but at least their fashion is grounded a little bit in reality and fits the series’ theme of “Japanese women in ghastly situations.”

At least the duds are good for a laugh after you’ve already experienced the horror once, and who knows? They might even ease the hearts of those who can’t handle Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water and help a few scaredy-cats play who wouldn’t be able to otherwise make their way through the game even once!

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water launches for the Wii U this week on Oct. 22.

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...