Fatal Frame V: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden officially announced for Wii U
Tecmo Koei & Nintendo have announced tonight on a NicoVideo stream that Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko, which translates to Fatal Frame V: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden (or Wet Crow Shrine Maiden) will be releasing on Wii U in Japan later this year on September 27.
The game stars a young girl named Yuuri Kozukata (不来方有莉), who’s had a special ability since she was young to the see the secrets of the items that she touches… To see their pasts, emotions put into such objects, and shadows that these objects hold. She uses her ability for her own benefit, taking on jobs to help bring people into contact with ‘shadows’ of people who have passed on from this life to the life beyond, the ‘shadow world’. She’s taking on one such duty as the game happens when she visits a mountain named Hikamiyama, or also known as ‘The Mountain of Death.”
A big theme of the game is water, and it showed both in the official trailer of the game and many of its screenshots, art, and official website. Water will apparently play a big role in the game. This also raises the question if the game may be related to the upcoming Japanese Fatal Frame film, as water also plays a big role in that film and takes place in a mountain.
The game will have multiple endings, and feature big explorable areas. One thing the developers wanted to go for was a feeling of Japanese ‘dare’ games, or courage tests, where people have to go out and into wild dark places they don’t want to go to collect things. It has also been confirmed the Wii U Gamepad will be used as a camera within the game.
We’ll bring you more information on Fatal Frame V as it develops, you can check out the official trailer and website below.