The director of the Fatal Frame series says he’d like to consider remastering older titles following the fan reaction to news that the fifth game was getting a remaster.
In an interview with JP Games, Makoto Shibata was asked if he had plans to remaster older games in the series, or release a new collection of them, given their relative rarity.
“As this title was prepared for the 20th anniversary of the series, we currently don’t have any plans to develop any other remastered versions,” Shibata said.
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“However, the reactions we have received from everyone have exceed our expectations, so I’d like to consider this moving forward.”
According to Koei Tecmo, the new ports will be released this year and will be enhanced versions of the Wii U game, with upgraded visuals in line with the capabilities of modern systems.
A new Photo Mode will also be added, “allowing [players] to set up characters and ghosts in various scenes and adjust their poses in order to create the perfect spooky picture.”
A selection of new costumes will also be made available for the main protagonists.
The Wii U version also included some Nintendo-themed costumes including Zero Suit Samus and Zelda. While these almost certainly won’t be in the other versions, it’s not yet clear if they’ll feature in the Switch port.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is set on Mount Hikami, a sacred location that’s haunted by a tragic past.
Players take control of three characters – Yuri, Ren and Miu – as they explore Mount Hikami armed with just a flashlight and the Camera Obscura, a special camera which can take photos of ghosts.
The game is the fifth main entry in the Fatal Frame series, also known as Project Zero in Europe.