KOEI TECMO America has announced the revival and remastering of their classic Japanese horror adventure FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, planned for digital release on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam® in early 2023.
The original game was released exclusively in Japan in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii and has been one of KOEI TECMO’s most requested remasters for over a decade, according to the company. This will mark the first time FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be available to play, not only in North America, but across multiple consoles and PC.
The story takes place a decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a festival on Rōgetsu Isle, an island in southern Japan. The girl’s were rescued, but lost their memories and only remember a single melody and a possessed masked woman dancing in the moonlight. 10 years later, two of the five girls have died, while the other three head to the island to bring back their memory and solve the mystery behind the death of their friends.
Players will need to use a FATAL FRAME franchise classic, the Camera Obscura, during their adventure to repel vengeful ghost and seal away their power by photographing them.
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, as well as other improvements from the original game.
More information is available online at koeitecmoamerica.com/fatalframe/mask/.