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Fatal Frame: Maiden Of Black Water's M-Rating is why it was absent from Nintendo's E3 Digital Event

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.

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wonderfulmonkeyman907d ago

They need to get over this aversion to sensitive material.
Games like this are precisely what they SHOULD be promoting in digital events...

Concertoine907d ago

It almost seems like they are taking steps backward after heavily promoting Bayonetta 2 at e3.

wonderfulmonkeyman907d ago

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

benji101906d ago

The issue is the suicide and implied child murder. The game deals with some pretty dark stuff.

Pozzle906d ago

"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.

Pozzle906d ago

"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.

Concertoine906d ago

@Pozzle

Actually, from what i saw, FF4 was a series high in Japan

http://nintendoeverything.c...

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Kingdomcome247906d ago

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.

leemass24907d ago

it wasn't shown in the digtal event but they did show like a 20-30 minute gampeplay segment on the treehouse.

Loadedklip906d ago

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.

leemass24906d ago (Edited 906d ago )

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.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory907d ago

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.

Neonridr906d ago

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.

theFAYEsorceress906d ago

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.

WheatBread906d ago

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.

Chevalier906d ago

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.

benji101906d ago

In fairness, this is all Nintendo of America, Nintendo of Japan has little to do with e3/

Feriku906d ago

Then why was SMT x Fire Emblem shown?

And why wasn't it a problem last year, with Bayonetta?

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