Fatal Frame Switch is certainly a good idea, according to Keisuke Kikuchi, producer of the acclaimed horror video game series. Nintendo has won several horror franchises so far, but it is a mission of the fold and, judging by Mr. Kikuchi’s comments, it would be a good investment. However, so far, it is only a pious wish.
Fatal Frame, or zero as its name suggests in Japan and Project Zero in its European designation, is a series of horror video games acclaimed by criticism. It was created, developed and published by Koei Tecmo (TECMO), a company based in Japan. Koei Tecmo Holdings Co. was founded in 2009 with the merger of two companies – Koei and Tecmo. In the past, these two developers have created many popular games and are both veterans in the sector.
Koei was founded in 1978, 41 years ago, and they are famous for having developed historical simulations based on the Roman Romance of the three kingdoms. Their games include Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, etc.
Tecmo has also been in the trade for a long time, being founded in 1967, fifty-two years ago. Their famous titles include Star Force, Ninja Gaiden, Dead Or Alive, the Tehkan World Cup and many others.
It was Tecmo who presented Fatal Frame 1 to the public in 2001 (before the merger). The game was developed for PlayStation 2 and, with five other main entrances, all focused on supernatural events taking place in Japan. As game fans know him well, Mr. Keisuke Kikuchi was involved from the start when he and Makato Shibata, inspired by the success of Silent Hill, decided to create their own horror game. PlayStation 2 was on the rise.
Immediately after its release, Fatal Frame was hailed by critics and was a commercial success. He took his place next to the Silent Hill and Resident Evil horror series. Each new slice has refined the gameplay, improved all the elements of the game, while retaining the original theme of horror. To date, the whole series has sold more than a million copies and is still appreciated by fans, old and new. This is precisely why Mr. Kikuchi is convinced that the game deserves to be worn on Nintendo Switch. He said:
“Yes, I want to create a fatal framework for the switch. I think it would be very fun to play with the portable mode console and move all around ”. – Keisuke Kikuchi, producer of the Fatal Frame series.
After expressing his enthusiasm to bring the game to Switch, Mr. Kikuchi said he was currently working on Fairy Tale RPG, which will be offered on several platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Fatal Frame could be a possibility in the future, at least we hope, and it would be particularly encouraging, because the creators wish to create a new entry, not only carry an old title on the portable console. So far, we can only hope…