Shinrei Camera ~Tsuiteru Techou~ (Fatal Frame; Spirit Camera)
Hello XSEED! I kind of posted this on your Facebook wall aswell but thought this deserved it's own thread. ahem.
Spirit Camera is a spin off to the Fatal Frame series that is stated to be released in Japan for Nintendo 3DS on January 12th 2012, developed by Tecmo/Tecmo-Koei and published by Nintendo.
Fatal Frame is a survival horror series that has been ongoing since 2001 with the first release on PS2.
Spirit Camera is the latest installment for 3DS and makes use of the AR in the 3DS system combined with a notebook released with the game.
Fatal Frame 1, 2 and 3 were all localized world wide by different publishing companies, the fourth game however was only published by Nintendo in Japan, and no-one else would pick it up - fans and demand eventually released a translation patch because of the amount of fans who wanted to play the game.
~What is Spirit Camera~
This is all the information known about the latest installment so forth.
Releasing in Japan on January 12th, the game will be published again by Nintendo, and so far Tecmo and Nintendo haven't announced any other publisher for a worldwide release. (An unlikely outcome due to the previous installment...)
The game plays with a camera that can hurt ghosts and paranormal activity, the 3DS version seems to play in a first person perspective using your environment around you to display ghosts and objects.
~Why XSEED should pick this game~
Because there is actually a strong following with the Fatal Frame series, whilst it is indeed obscure and not as demanding as the RPG fans, it is still a game worth looking into, as Fatal Frame IV was demanded so much that when no publisher wanted to localize the game, the fans decided to translate the game itself, the game is a hit in Japan, and survival horror enthusiasts would love this game, it would increase the amount of serious games for the 3DS at current moment, and would bring another original survival horror game into the West that isn't just another zombie rehash and is actually scary.
So what do people think? This would be amazing for every party included, Fatal Frame is such an enthralling series. XSEED Games is such an amazing company to me as they localize games I never thought I'd be able to play!