By Spencer . April 5, 2012 . 1:05am
After working on Fatal Frame 4: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, producer Keisuke Kikuchi began thinking about adding a Wii style controls to other games in the series. Kikuchi chose Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly because the endings were memorable. Speaking in an Iwata Asks interview, Kikuchi said the Wii version will have additional endings, but they aren’t going to make a simple happy ending.
Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly is played with a third person camera on Wii. The team revised maps to make them scary from this viewpoint and added details to Mio and Mayu’s costumes since you’re seeing them from behind. Director Makoto Shibata said they even made the shoulder straps move when the characters run.
A brand new feature for the Fatal Frame: Crimson Butterfly Wii-make is Haunted House mode, which Kikuchi says you should play with friends. There are several courses to explore, but events in the Haunted House mode are essentially random. You play this mode by holding down a button to walk and when you let go you stop. Players can look around by moving the remote. Similar to Ju-on: The Grudge you can scare your friends by using a second Wii remote to make ghosts appear or make the 1P remote shake.
Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly is slated for release on June 28 in Japan. Nintendo of Europe will release the title as Project Zero 2: Wii Edition later this year, but the game has not been announced for North America.