In case you were wondering why Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water was absent from Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2015, it turns out the game's Mature Rating is to blame.
They need to get over this aversion to sensitive material. Games like this are precisely what they SHOULD be promoting in digital events...
It almost seems like they are taking steps backward after heavily promoting Bayonetta 2 at e3.
True. But it makes you wonder... what's in the game that they couldn't publicly promote? Actual nudity, or what? I don't think an underwear shot is enough to cause concern, given Bayonetta's usual sexiness.XD
The issue is the suicide and implied child murder. The game deals with some pretty dark stuff.
"The issue is the suicide and implied child murder. The game deals with some pretty dark stuff." True, but all Nintendo had to do was remove any mature scenes from the trailer and emphasize that it is a game for 15+ audiences. It's ridiculous that they even bothered to buy the rights to the Fatal Frame series if they have no intention of promoting it. Fatal Frame 4 and the Fatal Frame 2 remake had abysmal marketing, and they were two of the poorest selling games in the series as a result of it.
"The issue is the suicide and implied child murder. The game deals with some pretty dark stuff." True, but all Nintendo had to do was remove any mature scenes from the trailer and emphasize that it is a game for 15+ audiences. It's ridiculous that they even bothered to buy the rights to the Fatal Frame series if they have no intention of promoting it. Fatal Frame 4 and the Fatal Frame 2 remake had abysmal marketing, and they were two of the poorest selling games in the series as a result of it. We're lucky we're even getting Fatal Frame 5 tbh.
@Pozzle Actually, from what i saw, FF4 was a series high in Japan http://nintendoeverything.c...
If you avoid showing mature content then you also avoid gaining a greater number of the mature gaming audience, which constitutes an enormous portion of gamers.
it wasn't shown in the digtal event but they did show like a 20-30 minute gampeplay segment on the treehouse.
Yea that's nice and all but the digital event clearly got far more attention and views (see youtube or twitch numbers) than the treehouse stuff. They should have shown Devil's Third and this game. Both would have helped with the variety of games and quantity of games for them to show off.
i already said they should of shown those games in a previous article, but numbers wise is irrelevant these days as most gaming sites usually post the gameplays so many more people would of seen the gameplay than just the youtube and twitch streams.
Don't care. As long as it shown in the Nintendo Treehouse which is x10 better than having a 1-3 minute trailer. I rather have in depth look and interivew.
still would have been nice to maybe include the trailer with a North American release date at the end of it, just to get people amped up. Not everyone watches the Treehouse events sadly. Even though they are awesome.
nintendo is doing poorly because they refuse to change. family friendly is great and everything but you have to realize that all those families that you're catering to didn't buy the wiiu and are still just on the wii. spencer did a great job with the xbox, so it's only nintendo that's apparently lost now. nintendo has good franchises but seeing what they're doing makes me not want their console(s) AT ALL. nintendo would almost be better just making games at this point. leave the home consoles to sony and ms and just stick with handhelds and software.
The only way that they will change is if they replace the old guys at the top with new young guys that know wtf they're doing.
Also it's not like those kids stop growing up too. Nintendo should realize that their previous fans on the Wii are now buying PS4 and Xbone to get their M rated games.
In fairness, this is all Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Japan has little to do with e3/
Then why was SMT x Fire Emblem shown? And why wasn't it a problem last year, with Bayonetta?
I guess that's why Devil's Third wasn't shown either. But what about Rodea the Sky Soldier? That one SHOULD have been shown.
Devil's Third probably wasn't shown because of how god-awful it looks
Read my mind, Rodea comes out in October and Nintendo didn't show one bit in the whole Digital Event. I just hope they have a Direct featuring the game in the near future.
Further proof of how little Nintendo does to help promote third party games. Batman, Call of Duty, Fallout, Star Wars ... these games are HUGE parts of Sony and Microsoft's press conferences ... Nintendo can't be bothered to show off the few third party games they have and then wonder why third parties don't have a good relationship with Nintendo.
The game looks really interesting. I loved the first Fatal Frame, didn't get around to playing the second. I get this game and Siren mixed up for whatever reason.
How does Nintendo hope to shirk off the childish image if it still pulls stunts like this
I guess that figures. But it still might be the most underrated Nintendo game this year.
They like to hide their black sheep's don't they. But zero clothing suit Samus is ok. You'd think they would realize that their original fan base is 30 + now. Keep the kids involved but don't neglect the elderly gamers. Yeah I said it. Elderly
In the end the game appeared at Treehouse and sold me on it. Its the complete absence of Devil's Third that bothered me especially since it will be out soon in JP and EU.
Who cares, the game is coming out. It was at the treehouse. That is not the reason. This article is bullshit
They showed Fatal Frame on a Nintendo Direct already. They showed Devil's Third on last year's E3. This article might just be bait.
It was on Treehouse Live though, and it looks fantastic!
While they did show it on treehouse stream, I think most of us can agree that nintendo really should have shown it along with devils third and fast racing neo in the digital event
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