Koei Tecmo has announced that Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, a remaster of the Wii exclusive game of the same name, will release worldwide on the 9th of March […]
Koei Tecmo has announced that Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, a remaster of the Wii exclusive game of the same name, will release worldwide on the 9th of March 2023. The game is due out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series. The PS4 and Switch versions will be available physically in Japan.
Overview via Koei Tecmo:
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place a decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a festival on Rogetsu Isle, an island in southern Japan. While all of the girls were eventually rescued, their memories were lost, with only the faint remembrance of a single melody and a seemingly possessed masked woman dancing in the moonlight. Now, ten years later, with still no memory of the events surrounding their disappearance, two of the five girls have died—discovered with covered faces and found in a tragic, crying pose. The remaining three girls now head off to the eerie island to solve the mystery of their friends’ death, while also unlocking the mystery of the memories left behind.
As the girls explore the western-style mansions and abandoned hospitals on Rogetsu Isle, they will rely on the moonlight and a faint flashlight to search for clues. The story progresses by discovering relics like old newspaper articles and notes that help the girls unravel the island’s secret past. While exploring, the girls will also be confronted by a series of spirits. They will need to use a Fatal Frame franchise classic, the Camera Obscura, to repel vengeful ghosts, sealing away their power by photographing them. Throughout the game, the girls will need to equip stronger lenses and change out different films in order to capture the most powerful spirits, while also using the camera to capture “things that cannot be seen” to help them find the evidence they need to remember their haunting past.
The remastered game features an all-new Photo Mode, along with new and altered costumes, and enhanced graphics including the improved rendering of shadows and light, delivering a more immersive and frightening experience. In addition, in-game movies and character models have been brushed-up to deliver a story that shines, both narratively and aesthetically as the three remaining girls attempt to rediscover their past before becoming victims once again.
Details via Koei Tecmo:
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was released in 2008 for Wii as the fourth title in the Fatal Frame / Project Zero series. Following the remastered version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, the masterpiece of the Fatal Frame series will be brought to life again with upgraded graphics.
When the protagonists were children they visited the isolated Rogetsu Island. In the midst of a festival, they disappeared mysteriously. The title begins when the girls decide to go back and visit the island again in search of the lost memories of that day.
Attempt to repel encroaching ghosts, relying only on a faint glow from a flashlight and a camera with the ability to photograph unimaginable things, the Camera Obscura.
– An old camera with the ability to repel vengeful ghosts and seal away their power by photographing them.
– Equip stronger lenses and change out different films to capture even more powerful photos.
– Reveal “things that cannot be seen” to find clues that will help in discovery of lost things.
Exploring Rogetsu Island
– Explore the dimly lit Western-style mansions and abandoned hospitals on the island by relying on the moonlight and the faint light of a flashlight.
– The story progresses by “touching” places that may call your attention.
– From past newspaper articles and notes, you will discover about the past in which abominable incidents happened and unravel the lost memories of the protagonist, and find the truth.