Fatal Frame IV confirmed for Europe, coming to US at some point

Fatal Frame IV, the latest in the popular survival horror series, has been in a questionable place regarding a North American release, with Nintendo of America being typical NoA and seeming unlikely to publish. At least Nintendo of Europe is doing PAL gamers a service, as it will be bringing the snap-happy scarefest to Nintendo’s forgotten territory.

There is no official date for the European release, but February 6 has been thrown around as a likely candidate.

As far as the North American release goes, XSEED has essentially confirmed it, but won’t shed any more light than that. “If you’re talking about Fatal Frame IV for the Wii then it’s coming to the US, even though it won’t be by us,” stated an XSEED rep. “Can’t tell you who’s bringing it over, but keep your eyes peeled for an official announcement, hopefully sometime soon.”

Good news for Wii owners who want a little more horror … intentional horror that is, not the byproduct of terror that comes from 90% of the Wii’s “casual” library.

Jim Sterling