Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Announced

Coming next year!

Koei Tecmo has recently announced the new Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Release Window

This new version is the revival and remaster of the original classic Japanese horror adventure game. It will be available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It will be available in early 2023. The original was launched way back in 2008 only in Japan for the Nintendo Wii. It will now be available worldwide and across multiple consoles and PC.

The Story

The game takes place a decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a festival on Rōgetsu 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.

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As the girls explore the western-style mansions and abandoned hospitals on Rōgetsu 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.

Remastered Improvements and New Features

The remastered version will have the new Photo Mode with new and altered costumes, and enhanced visuals including the improved rendering of shadows and light. In-game movies and character models have been improved to deliver a beautiful and terrifying story.

Fatal Frame Mask of the Lunar Eclipse launches in Early 2023.

Source: Press Release