While we Americans know the series as Fatal Frame, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand know it by Project Zero. The latest entry in the series is called Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water, and released in Japan last year exclusively on the Wii U. This entry is the first in many years to receive localization, and fans have been looking forward to its release since Nintendo announced it would be making the jump earlier this year. The only question that remained was when we would be getting it.
Even though we are still waiting to hear when the new Fatal Frame will be coming to the states, at least Nintendo has revealed when Project Zero will hit the aforementioned territories. Europe will get their hands on it from Oct. 30, while Australia and New Zealand get it one day later, on Oct. 31. On top of that, there will also be a downloadable trial version coming to the Wii U eShop when the game releases as well, allowing you to try out Maiden of Black Water‘s prologue and first two chapters for free before making the decision to purchase the full game.
More exciting still, especially following rumors that the game may be download only, is that Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water will be receiving a limited edition bundle as well. This special edition comes packaged with the game in a standard Wii U game box plus a SteelBook case, a double-sided poster, four Spirit Photographs, and an art book. For a series that has been long neglected outside of Japan, this is pretty awesome.
Now cross your fingers and hope beyond hope that the same package will hit North America as well.