Fatal Frame series director Makoto Shibata has said he’s interested in the idea of more remasters for the series in a recent interview with JP Games.
The series director said of the Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water remaster: “As this title was prepared for the 20th anniversary of the series, we currently don’t have any plans to develop any other remastered versions. However, the reactions we have received from everyone have exceeded our expectations, so I’d like to consider this moving forward.”
There are no plans for a sequel currently either. “We didn’t release the remaster for the sake of making a new game but we hope that this game will be played by many users on several platforms.” says Shibata. The response hammers home how much of a surprise the reactions at the port must have been, considering the 20th anniversary is only being celebrated with a remaster of the most recent game.
The game was originally released on the Wii U, and was met with mixed reviews. It’s easy to assume sales figures were low for the game. The Wii U is generally noted as a failure, only reaching 13.56 million in lifetime sales. With such low console sales, Maiden of Black Water was doomed to fail. Nintendo’s poor track record of successfully marketing its games likely didn’t help.
The remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water was revealed at Nintendo’s E3 presentation earlier this year. The upcoming remaster is also releasing on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 & 5, and Xbox One & Series S/X. Whether or not the game will be successful or not this time remains to be seen.
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