Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Launches October 30 in Europe, Limited Edition Revealed

Nintendo has confirmed the European release date for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water  (Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water in Europe).

The upcoming Wii U horror game will launch on October 30th. A limited edition was also confirmed, which includes a retail copy of the game, a double-sided poster, four Spirit Photographs, an art booklet, and a SteelBook cover.

Finally, a demo of the game is coming to the European eShop on release day, enabling users to try out the game’s prologue and first two chapters, for free.

A North American release for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is still on track for some time this fall.

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  1. perfectchaos83
    August 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Meanwhile, NA will likely have to deal with an eShop release. Wonderful.

  2. Zack
    August 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    That’s why I really appreciate this news website. There are just as many new articles on weekdays as weekends, unlike the other more popular sites. Good job, guys.

  3. landlock
    August 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Nichegamer and Siliconera are the best for 7 day updates. :)

  4. landlock
    August 8, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Project Zero has always been more popular in Europe though it seems.

  5. Etherblaze
    August 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I need to get me a WiiU quickly.

  6. JustaGuest
    August 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Man. NoE has been completely shitting all over NoA in terms of caring for their customers over the past few years.

  7. TheCynicalReaper
    August 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I’m very happy for WiiU owners and our EU gaming bros.
    I’m also beyond enraged that not only did we never receive the Fatal Frame game that was intended for the Wii (which I actually owned, unlike the WiiU), but we apparently may never have a Fatal Frame game outside of a Nintendo console.

  8. InfectedAI
    August 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    There’s a fan translation for Fatal Frame 4. I think there’s a way to run it without even modifying your console.

  9. InfectedAI
    August 8, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Yeah, this is one of the games that’ll push me over the edge to get it. If the limited edition comes to NA I may grab it regardless of whether I have a Wii U or not.

  10. TheCynicalReaper
    August 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    No, I remember that. Remember it coming through Homebrew I think. I meant that there was no proper localization of it.

    Yeah, when fans put their efforts together selflessly they’re the best.

  11. Bianca Ann Saracino
    Bianca Ann Saracino
    August 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    NoA please! T_T

  12. sanic
    August 8, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Okay nintendo europe you’re doing it wrong it goes
    Japan first
    then north america
    then europe
    then australia if you feel like it

    If fatal frame 5 doesn’t come out on october 29th or sooner I’m calling the cops.

  13. Fenrir007
    August 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I remember we would do mock ups on /v/ back when the WiiU was announced about possible ways to use the tablet controller. The Fatal Frame one was one of the best.

    Still got a folder full of those.

  14. Fenrir007
    August 8, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Really amazes me the level of dedication they put in. Their staff is not that big, but they manage to overshadow bigger websites with the amount of relevant content. It came to a point where my only daily must-check gaming website became this one (though I check others on occassion, just not religiously like here).

  15. Barret Somerville
    Barret Somerville
    August 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    awesome, cant wait to preorder it.

  16. MusouTensei
    August 9, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Day 1, just hope it’s not as limited as the Bayo 2 First Print.

  17. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    August 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Obviously, here in Murica we won’t have access to any sort of cool special edition, because Reggie hates us. Regardless, I look forward to playing this game. I love me some Fatal Frame.

  18. InfectedAI
    August 9, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Looked it up and there’s a way to load the translation via the SD card without homebrew. No need to modify your console.

  19. Robin
    August 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

    You can’t run a game from a different reigon without modifying your console.

  20. InfectedAI
    August 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Must be to run the translation on a Japanese Wii then. I doubt they bypassed the region lock just using files on the SD card. I hope Nintendo dumps all this region lock nonsense.

  21. TheCynicalReaper
    August 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Very nifty mate, thanks

  22. Fenrir007
    August 9, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Yeah, the region lock is stupid. Its pretty easy to mod a wii, though, and it opens up a lot of possibilities (unrelated to piracy, even), so I would definitely recommend doing it for everyone.

  23. Robin
    August 9, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I second this, I actually modded the vWii on my Wii U. Mostly to play Fatal Frame/Project Zero games from any reigon. I imported the Wii remake from Australia and 4 from Japan. It makes the Wii U far more enticing this way when most of the games are on one system :)

  24. Xyath
    August 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Please bring the physical release to NA!

  25. 2501
    August 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Looking forward to the demo release, l heard the controls on the last game where awful.

  26. Revlofantasy
    August 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I’m just glad this is getting localized and released outside of Japan. I hope it’s as interesting as the previous Fatal Frame games.

  27. Brimfyre
    August 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Any rumors on content being cut?

  28. British_Otaku
    August 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Release day is too late for the demo if I may be permitted to bitch about something, I really loved the opportunity to preorder Bayonetta 2’s First Print Edition (and getting it!) but the icing on the cake was playing the demo some time prior in the comfort of my own home.

    Otherwise, yep, I’m looking forward to this.

  29. British_Otaku
    August 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    For which region? PEGI tends to be all accepting of content with 18 being the peak rating as I understand it, but USK (leading to cut versions or no version for Germany) and ESRB actually have a record of refusing games or requesting cuts.

    My hope is because Europe seems to be the lead version of the game in the west, it will be untouched at least outside of Germany.

    Answering the question, I haven’t heard a peek but I don’t browse NeoGAF nor dig too much. I’m honestly a lot more worried about Teen rated games than ones aimed at adults since they may see something to gain from cutting out things which either could raise the rating or getting them into trouble. Bayonetta was fine and it seems that Devil’s Third has the same thing going for it.

  30. British_Otaku
    August 10, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’m one of those lucky devils who stayed online to preorder my Bayo 2 First Print so I understand your fears, but judging from how this is going to stores and not being limited to Nintendo’s Online Shop and a limited range from GAME online, we’ll all get a copy if we look around.

    Bayonetta 2 had like 11000 of those limited editions. Senran Kagura 2 had only 50 ultimate shinobi editions (though it had an undefined number of Shinobi Editions which were only missing a personal signature by comparison). We’ll be much luckier this time.