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New Fatal Frame Exposed for Wii
The survival-horror franchise finally confirmed, and with surprises.
By Andrew Joy 01/30/2008 15:14:19 PST

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The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Like so many creaking floorboards in a dusty old house, we’ve long heard rumors that the next installment in the Fatal Frame franchise would be headed to the Nintendo Wii.  And, today, it was officially confirmed that the tentatively titled (and translated) “The Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” would hit sometime in 2008.  Of course, while the game’s existence may not have been the best kept secret, there were still a few surprises to be had.

For one, it was confirmed that Tecmo’s survival-horror series is being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind the recently released Wii game No More Heroes.  And, most surprising of all, it was also revealed that this new Fatal Frame would be produced and published (in Japan, at least) by none other than Nintendo itself.

Apart from adding to this new Fatal Frame’s potential – Wii Remote flashlight or camera controls, and now with first-party polish – the announcement also throws some weight behind the idea that Nintendo may purchase Grasshopper Manufacture, much like it did Monolith last year.  Unfortunately, it is all just speculation for now, but we’ll keep an eye on it, so be sure to check back at VGGEN often!

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