In a statement to Nintendo Everything, Fatal Frame producer Keisuke Kikuchi expressed interest in bringing a new title in the horror series to the Switch. The last entry in the series, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, was released in 2014 exclusively on the WiiU.
At the moment, Kikuchi is still hard at work producing the upcoming Fairy Tail RPG. While he doesn’t commit to the idea, he does have some ideas on what he would like to do. He implies that the new game would feature gyro controls at the very least, and “it’d be a ton of fun to play with the console in handheld mode and moving all around.”
The Fatal Frame series found a home on the Wii with its fourth title, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. Since then, the series continued exclusively for Nintendo systems with a remake of Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly for the Wii and Spirit Camera, a spin-off for the 3DS. Yuri, the main character in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, even appeared in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an assist trophy and spirit. All that said, this is currently the longest time between entries since the series’ inception.
It’d be great to get a new entry in this series. Also, the Switch has become a haven for classic game ports, so I don’t think anybody would be surprised to see the older games in the series brought over. Either way, since Fairy Tail is scheduled for 2020, it’s unlikely that we’ll see any concrete updates until then. Whatever the case, we’ll keep you posted on any breaking news.