Siliconera has conducted an interview with the producer Yutaka Fukaya and to the director Makoto Shibata about his latest game Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and the future of the series. Here we show you the part of the interview that we found most interesting:
On what it’s been like to bring the game to the West:
Jenni Lada: When did work begin for the worldwide release of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse?
Yutaka Fukaya: Although we started working on the game at the beginning of 2022, we had the concept long before that.
Lada: How difficult was it to prepare these new ports and what kind of unexpected problems arose during development? Was any easier to create than the rest?
Fukaya: It wasn’t significantly more difficult than other titles, but the fact that it was a port of the Wii, a hardware that is not like any other, was one of the points that required ingenuity. It’s not exactly a difficulty, but if I can mention something that took a lot of time and effort, definitely the images. We have dedicated a lot of resources to the visuals and we have improved the quality of the game.
On what we can expect in the future:
Hashimoto: With Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse receiving its first official English release in North America and Europe, does this mean that Koei Tecmo has more interest in the games and would consider re-releasing Fatal Frame I, Fatal Frame II, and Fatal Frame? III on modern platforms?
Fukaya: I can’t make any definitive promises here, but if through the release of Mask of the Lunar Eclipse we find that many players want to see more of the series, we may be able to respond to that interest.
Hashimoto: Could the Fatal Frame series get a new game, given that the reception to Fatal Frame has been extremely positive in the West?
Fukaya: The same would apply for a new game in the series, just like in the previous answer. I hope you enjoy this title and join us in getting everyone excited about the Fatal Frame series!
It doesn’t make anything clear, but it seems that if the launch of this game is successful enough and consumers show interest, they could continue the Fatal Frame series and we could even get the titles Fatal Frame I, Fatal Frame II and Fatal Frame III adapted to modern platforms.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is scheduled for release on March 9, 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The video game will arrive in Spain with English subtitles and voices in English and Japanese.
What do you think? Would you like the arrival of more titles in the Fatal Frame saga? You can leave it in the comments.
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