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Wii U exclusive Project Zero 5 leaps out, makes us jump

Jonathan Lester
Horror games, Tecmo Koei, Wii U games

Wii U exclusive Project Zero 5 leaps out, makes us jump


As reported back in April, Tecmo Koei are working on a Wii U exclusive sequel to the Project Zero series, the niche yet insanely terrifying survival horror experience that makes us fight ghosts with nothing more than a supernatural camera. The first trailer and details have now been revealed, outing the project as Project Zero 5: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden (or Fatal Frame 5... or Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko... talk about an identity crisis).

By the looks of things, our new protagonist stumbles into a horrific set of circumstances involving a mysterious -- and let's face it, probably dead and vengeful -- shrine maiden. Setting out into a dark forest presumably in search of practical legwear (seriously, she's wearing a... strap? Who wears a strap?!), she finds herself at the mercy of a cadre of terrifying ghosts and armed with an updated version of the camera obscura.

So far so good, but the bad news is that a Western release absolutely hasn't been confirmed, despite the relatively small yet focal fanbase. We hope that, given the resurgence of the survival horror genre as proved by Outlast and even The Last Of Us, Nintendo and Tecmo will see fit to bring it over in due time.

You know, since the hardware is region-locked. To bring things full-circle: booooooo!

Naturally we'll keep an eye on it.

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kristianity77  Jul. 17, 2014 at 22:09

This series has always been fantastic, ever since the first ones back on the PS2. Its a real shame none came out on 360 and PS3 and now it seems a shame also that its not coming to PS4 or Xbox One.

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