Fatal Frame producer comments on possibility of Switch remasters

Fatal Frame Ayami Keisuke Kikuchi Koei Tecmo Nintendo Switch remasters possibility

Last October, we reported on Fatal Frame producer Keisuke Kikuchi’s desire to see Koei Tecmo’s horror franchise come to Nintendo Switch. The news made some waves back then, so Nintendo Everything talked to Kikuchi again about the plausibility of the series coming to Switch. He was asked in particular if Fatal Frame II and the fourth entry could be remastered to release on Switch, since a Wii remaster of II and the fourth game never released in North America.

Kikuchi essentially said that, while he would like to see these games receive wider release, the matter is out of his hands because Nintendo makes all the publishing decisions. But there are other factors at play as well:

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.

However, the producer also noted that there is a new Fatal Frame Hollywood film in development, so it would make good sense to want to have a video game of some kind to accompany that film. If you’ve been hankering for more camera-centric fright, don’t give up hope just yet, even though it’s already been nearly five years since Maiden of Black Water released on Wii U.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!