There Are No Plans to Remaster the Original Fatal Frame Trilogy, A New Entry Could Feature a New “Concept of Fear”

With the upcoming release of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, many may be wondering about the series’ roots. Within the horror genre, it’s still considered niche, with the most recent entry being released on Wii U seven years ago. However, those who stumble across the original trilogy released on PlayStation 2 discover a genuinely unique horror experience.

Given that the developer has returned to the series to release Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on modern consoles, we took the chance to ask the producer Keisuke Kikuchi if there are plans to return to the original trilogy for a modern release. Sadly, the response wasn’t a yes, as Kikuchi-san shared, “We specifically chose this title to celebrate the Fatal Frame series’ 20th anniversary and bring something special to our fans, due to Maiden of Black Water having a level of quality that comes through even by today’s standards.” He adds, “We don’t have any plans currently to remaster any other titles.”

So, considering what a modern entry in the series would like we followed up with where he sees the series’ going, Kikuchi states, “The Fatal Frame series presents a different concept of fear for each different entry, so if we were to develop a new game, I would want to research a new concept of fear and present that to the world.”

It looks like the team will still try to scare you if they were to continue the series.

Look out for our full interview with the development team Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water to release soon.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 28, 2021.

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