While the first three entries in Tecmo's Fatal Frame series eventually got released in North America and Europe, things aren't looking as peachy for the Wii-exclusive Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.
It's a shame since I was really looking forward to this, but apparently the problem lies with Nintendo. Tecmo published the first three games, but the Wii installment was published by Nintendo, who has since declined to release it in North America and Europe.
Tecmo has since washed their:
Nintendo holds the publishing rights to Fatal Frame Wii, which was developed by Tecmo LTD. and Grasshopper Manufacture and released in Japan on July 31, 2008.
Nintendo of America has since then decided not to publish the title in North America -- consequently, the title will not be released in this territory. As the owner of the IP, Tecmo feels very unfortunate that the fans of the series in North America will not have a chance to play the game, but respects the final decision made by Nintendo of America.
- Tecmo explains Fatal Frame 4 and Rygar no-show at E3
- Fatal Frame website updated with character profiles