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Fatal Frame Developer Wants To Bring The Series To The Switch

There's no shortage of spooky news this Halloween season, it seems. The latest development comes from an interview with one of the minds behind the madness of the cult classic Fatal Frame series, who says he would love to bring the terror of Fatal Frame to the Nintendo Switch.


"Yeah, I do want to make a Fatal Frame on Switch," series producer Keisuke Kikuchi said in an interview with Nintendo Everything. "I think it'd be a ton of fun to play with the console in handheld mode and moving all around."

It's been awhile since the last Fatal Frame game came out. Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water released in 2015 to generally okay reviews. The series' real success, however, lies in its past: the first title's release on the Playstation 2 in 2001 made a mark on the industry. It was one of the scariest games out there, rivaling the likes of Silent Hill and Resident Evil. In Fatal Frame (ostensibly based on a true story) protagonist Miku is searching for her brother in a mansion haunted by deadly spirits. She only a Camera Obscura to protect her, and do you know those old superstitions about cameras stealing souls? By holding ghosts in view, Miku can use the camera to capture hostile ghosts. Neat


This sounds like a mechanic tailor made for the Switch. Players first got a taste of the console's motion controls by aiming arrows in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We can totally imagine frightened players trying to keep their shaking hands steady on their Switch as they try to capture the terrifying ghosts of a Fatal Frame game. Keisuke Kikuchi sees this too, apparently, because he is pretty jazzed about the idea of the survival horror series one day coming to the Switch. Fatal Frame is not yet dead.