Monday, January 18, 2010

Reason #843 to be thankful for fan translators

For some strange (or stupid) reason, the powers that be at Nintendo's American and European subsidiaries have decided against releasing Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse in their respective territories, despite the fact the that Japanese version of the survival-horror game was a ratings and sales success.

Tired of waiting, a dedicated group of translators and programmers decided early last year to do what Nintendo wouldn't and began working on a patch that would allow English-speaking Fatal Frame fans to play Suda 51's take on the series without modding their Wii systems.

Well, the patch was released today. All you need to play the fully translated version of Fatal Frame IV: An original copy of the game, an SD card and, of course, the patches that can be downloaded at

No worries if you're like me and you don't (yet) have a copy of Fatal Frame IV--you can watch a playthrough of the patched version of the game here:

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