According to Nintendo's customer service, there are currently 'no announced plans' to release Fatal Frame 5 in the West.
This is really bad...
Damn Japan! You guys need to share!!
This doesn't mean "no," it's a refusal to give definite information, which is to be expected (I'd be shocked if Nintendo just revealed localization news to someone who contacted customer service). It also seems to be Nintendo's default response to localization questions. I've gotten that response more than once.
Come on, quit keeping good games Japan exclusive, it's dumb. Even if they only make a tiny profit then it's worth it to please their fanbase. That's the only way to do good business.
Thanks customer service, of there were announced plans for a localization then I'm pretty sure we'd know about that by now. Also, why even make an article about this? We KNOW there are no announced plans...
I wish we had daily articles about it.. if there was that much stuff written on it, maybe Nintendo would feel more compelled to try and help get it localized.
Why do they hate region free games so much?
customer service really someone ask them about localization SMH
That's an excellent point lol
Fatal Frame made its debut on PlayStation. I hope the latest title slips its way to PlayStation.
I think nintendo has partial rights to the series or something like that. The sales of the series (still very low) have been largely higher on nintendo platforms.
Nintendo co-owns it, but the pain is real
They should do a combo pack with FF4 and FF5 for USA since we didnt get 4 either. It can be like the Bayonetta combo pack !!
That would be fantastic!
Even if Nintendo knows this will bomb in the US, they should release it there anyway at least just for the bragging rights of having yet another compelling exclusive on Wii U.
It has the potential to be so much more though. An indie game called Dreadout is a straight up clone of Fatal Frame and it experienced more success than the entire series put together because youtubers were all playing it. If they payed some youtubers to show it off, then released it for maybe 39.99 it could make a healthy profit at the very least.
even if Nintendo just make it a eshop only release that would please me.
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