During E3 this year, there were several titles that were missing from Nintendo’s lineup. Among those games was the newest entry in the known survival-horror series, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. While the game released last year in Japan and has been known to be coming out in Europe for some time now, in North America, fans are left wondering what’s going on.
Well I got some good news and some bad news. The good news is, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water received a release date of October 22 for this year and will be $49.99. It will also be free to start, allowing players to download and play the first chapter and most of the second chapter with no cost.
Unfortunately, that brings us to the bad news. Unlike Japan and Europe, the game is an eShop exclusive and won’t see a physical release. You can either buy the full game directly from the eShop or purchase it in game via DLC. It was speculated last month that the game would be digital only when the eShop symbol appeared next to the game on Nintendo’s site. It seems to be true now.