Confirmed: Fatal Frame IV not coming to NA

Looks like our hopes have been dashed due to a Tecmo Rep sending out this statement.

"Nintendo holds the publishing rights to 'Fatal Frame Wii,' which was developed by Tecmo LTD. and Grasshopper Manufacture and released in Japan on July 31, 2008. Nintendo of America has since then decided not to publish the title in North America – consequently, the title will not be released in this territory. As the owner of the IP, Tecmo feels very unfortunate that the fans of the series in North America will not have a chance to play the game, but respects the final decision made by Nintendo of America."

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Product3790d ago

Yea this was one on my list aswell.Bummer.

FlameBaitGod3790d ago

Just get the Japanese one, and buy a Japanese dictionary and ull be good lol. Remember PS3 games aren't region lock!, good time to learn a new language!

avantgarde843790d ago

Wow extremely disappointing

Panipal20053789d ago

PS3 games might not be region-locked, but Wii games most certainly are.

And this is a Wii game.

Hopefully this shows game developers what happens if you're stupid enough to give exclusive publishing rights to Nintendo. They don't publish it and the money you spent creating the game gets flushed down the drain.

animboo3789d ago

just what the hell is their understanding of hardcore games, wii music, animal crossing, and wii fit? is that the so called core games that they were supposed to provide us nintendo fans. when the chance to really provide us with this great game they choice to [email protected]#@ us fans and not release it in the US region.
Nintendo we the fans frickin love you for all the thoughts and for showing us the fans what we really mean to you..hope you are swimming in your money that you got from casual gamers while continuing to shaft us the core gamers, thank you..

SaiyanFury3789d ago (Edited 3789d ago )

Way to go, Nintendo. Deny yet another core series access in the west. The Fatal Frame series is my favourite survival/horror series, period. I would have played this on my wife's Wii, but now I'll keep to the PS2 games. Too bad. My heart goes out to Tecmo, who obviously wanted to expose those gamers to it's experience.

SinnedNogara3789d ago

First Wii Music, now this. I actually agree with aniboo!!

@ Kamikaze135. Wii games sell, but they just take time to sell very well. They don't sell very well at launch, but build up over months. Idiot.

Being a American sucks right now!!!

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Product3790d ago

What kinda sucks is Tecmo looks like they wanted it in NA.

qface643789d ago

i did want the game but in all honesty im not really surprised at all
i mean the fatal frame fanbase isn't all that big its actually pretty small so it wouldn't have really sold well at all

unless it was a huge name tittle those sell good based of the name alone

BeNice3789d ago

consider the possibility that perhaps this is an announcement nintendo wants to make at e3 and that tecmo just ruined it for nintendo?

Just a thought.

Kamikaze1353790d ago

Thanks for not giving a damn about the hardcore fans, Nintendo. You're great.

avantgarde843790d ago

I dont understand why this doesnt come out over here. Do we not have a large enough fatal Frame base?

Kamikaze1353790d ago

Honestly, the Wii is targeted towards casuals. Look at how Dead Rising and Mad World sold on the Wii.....horribly. Fatal Frame IV would sell like crap as well, so you can't really blame Nintendo for not bringing it over. Still....I can't help but to feel that slight twitch of disappointment. I know the Wii is selling like hot cakes, but when I think about Nintendo's console now, I can't help but think "Oh, how the mighty have fallen".

Nintendo: Yeah! We're family friendly and make sure your kids are safe while they're playing online. We love all of our fans!!!!

*behind closed doors*

Nintendo: Lol, as long as they bring us money we'll say what they wanna hear!

avantgarde843790d ago

That doesnt make any sense though why would you complain about copies not being sold when your not releasing a game in all regions stripping it from potential copies sold?

Madworld btw isnt doing as bas as people think. Especially seeing as its banned in Germany and Australia and not even being considered for Japan release.

Kamikaze1353790d ago

If it can't be released in two regions and is doing poorly in sales in the is that doing good? Lol. I mean, yeah, sales don't matter to gamers, but they matter to developers. Poor sales for hardcore games = more mini games for the Wii.

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Iceman1003790d ago

They will just download it when it comes out in Europe any lol nintendo how stupid you are.

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