Koei Tecmo is launching an enhanced port of Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Nintendo Switch on October 28, and it is also coming to the first time to PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms. Series fans have been happy that Koei Tecmo hasn’t completely forgotten the franchise, and there is a hope that, if Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a financial success, it could spawn more remasters or new games. Suffice to say, you had better cling tightly to that hope, because Koei Tecmo producer Keisuke Kikuchi has confirmed in an interview with sister site Siliconera that there are no current plans for more Fatal Frame remasters or games.
Here is a relevant excerpt:
If Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water exceeds sales expectations, could we see a Fatal Frame Remastered Collection appear in the future?
Kikuchi: This is the title we prepared for the 20th anniversary of the series, so we currently don’t have any plans for other titles. However, the response has been more positive than we expected, so we would like to continue thinking about it in the future.
So, this statement isn’t total doom and gloom of course. It just reflects that Koei Tecmo is being financially cautious. Of course, that may be frustrating to Fatal Frame fans when they see Musou games and Atelier games flowing like water from the publisher.
Check out the full Siliconera interview for more insights from Kikuchi and Fatal Frame series director Makoto Shibata.