Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fatal Frame IV

You guys know how I feel about this series--I think it's incredibly frightening and completely brilliant. Which is why I was so disappointed (well, pissed off) when there was no effort by Nintendo to bring Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse to the U.S. or Europe.

Frank Regan sent me a link today to a story (thanks Aeropause) about a fan project that would, incredibly, make the game playable for us. Here are the details:
Fansite Beyond the Camera’s Lens has brought word of an intimidating fan project set to bring the game to Wiis around the world. The Fatal Frame 4 Translation Patch Project seeks to create a file that would run off an SD card and translate Fatal Frame IV while you’re playing. Yes, you would need to import a copy of the game from Japan, but you would not need a Japanese Wii to play it.

...The team is shooting to get the patch finished by the end of the summer. According to this forum post, they already have quite a bit completed.

Boy, if this works, they'll get the lifetime legend achievement award.

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