Fatal Frame series producer Keisuke Kikuchi was recently interviewed to find out what’s happening with the Fatal Frame franchise and whether there’s a chance of it returning on Nintendo’s latest platform, the Nintendo Switch. Mr. Kikuchi was also asked about the possibility of previous games in the beloved series getting a remaster. Here’s what was said:
Chances of Fatal Frame returning:
No, no. It’s just that even though I have these hopes, this is a series that Nintendo publishes for us and I only handle the development. So even if I were to say I want to make another game, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen.
Chance of Remasters:
So I have to admit there is some distance between my personal feelings and ambitions and the feasibility of such projects. Obviously the Hollywood movie is in production and will make it to the western markets, so obviously I’d personally like to bring to our audience not just the movie, but also the games that can accompany it.
As for Fatal Frame 2 and 4, Nintendo handles the publishing rights, so we don’t exactly have a say in that matter. Another factor would be is that I’m basically overseeing the Gust brand at this moment, and to secure production lines and team members, in the short-term it would also be very difficult, but in the long run I’ve never really given up the idea. So in the short-term it’s not exactly realistic at the moment.