I’ve been hoping for Fatal Frame V localization news for half a year. I wrote articles about its localization chances, especially once its localized name was revealed as “Oracle of the Sodden Raven,” and encouraged fans to ask Nintendo for it. Despite that, we’ve still heard nothing about a Western release of this survival horror game.
However, Tomonobu Itagaki thinks Fatal Frame V will be localized:
Hey guys, I strongly believe that Kikuchi Keisuke will release the Fatal Frame V in America, in many countries. He and me have same philosophy from Tecmo days. That’s what I can say for now. I want you guys to read between the lines.”
Itagaki was once a part of Tecmo as the head of Team Ninja. He created the Dead or Alive series and later developed 2004’s Ninja Gaiden and 2008’s Ninja Gaiden II. He left Tecmo and formed Valhalla Game Studios, where he’s working on the upcoming Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third.
Although he isn’t involved with Fatal Frame V, his confidence–as well as the implication that he knows something he can’t say–gives us hope that Fatal Frame V: Oracle of the Sodden Raven will be localized after all! In the meantime, don’t forget to follow Operation Zero for all updates on Fatal Frame localization and localization campaigns.
Now, could we please get some hope for Gyakuten Kenji 2?---
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