Want Fatal Frame 4? No Problem, English translation on the way!
June 16, 2009 at 12:20 am by srfto
Survival horror fans were more than a little disappointed when the overseas Fatal Frame IV release was canned. Fortunately enough, there is a fan translation underway for those who need their horror fix.
Fatal Frame IV launched on the Wii July 2008 in Japan and sold approximately 75,000 copies up until the end of the year. While that may seem like a small number, it was the highest selling game in the series in Japan. So why doesn’t Nintendo of America allow the game to be officially released?
The survival horror genre has slowed down significantly over the past few years — gone are the days of Resident Evil and Silent Hill scaring the socks off of unsuspecting gamers. Today’s more action-saturated market just doesn’t seem to have any room left for slower, paranoia-inducing games. And really, that is what the Fatal Frame series is.
The fan translation, which can be found here, is approximately halfway done.
Those who want to play the game are going to have to dish out $70 to get their hands on the physical copy of the game and will have to get the Homebrew Channel on their Wii. It may sound like a hassle to most people, but others just want a type of game they can’t get their hands on anymore, plus a few ghosts.
Here’s an old gameplay video to refresh you of how scary the game is. It feels as if the game is scarier in Japanese because I don’t know what the hell they’re saying… and that just frightens me!