Could Fatal Frame be Coming to Switch? Creator Hints at Planning 'Celebration' for 20th Anniversary in 2021

Something could be coming for Fatal Frame fans in 2021.
Something could be coming for Fatal Frame fans in 2021. / Tecmo

An upcoming development for the Fatal Frame series was hinted at by creator Keisuke Kikuchi in an interview with Famitsu posted Saturday and translated by Gematsu.

Famitsu interviewed over 100 developers in order to ask what they have planned for 2021. While everything shared was said in varying degrees of vagueness, there were a few statements that allow us to at least make some educated guesses at what some top games studios have planned in the new year.

In particular, a comment from Koei Tecmo's Kikuchi stands out, in which he noted he is planning something for the 20 year anniversary of the release of the original Fatal Frame for PlayStation 2.

"We’re steadily developing our next few titles, which we hope to announce from spring to summer. I’d like to make each one with more heart and care than ever before." Kikuchi said. "Also, 2021 will be the 20th anniversary of the Fatal Frame series, so I’m thinking of some sort of celebration as a token of my gratitude.”

While "celebration" is pretty vague, it seems possible this could be that the popular horror game is getting a port to the Nintendo Switch. The series has already come to PlayStation 2 and Xbox, as well as Nintendo's Wii, Wii U, and 3DS consoles.

Plus, Kikuchi has previously stated his desire to see a new Fatal Frame game come to the Nintendo Switch, and even noted that he has some plans for how gameplay could work on the new console. Unfortunately, Kikuchi has also noted that the decision is ultimately up to publisher Nintendo.

Earlier this year, Kikuchi stated that he has "never given up" on the Fatal Frame series, so fans shouldn't either. Still, we're going to file this under "could happen" rather than "will happen" until we hear something from Nintendo directly.