Attention horror fans. KOEI TECMO has just announced that its survival horror game FATAL FRAME/PROJECT ZERO: Lunar Eclipse Maskwill be remastered and released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The target release date is early 2023. Check out the trailer now.
This is the first time the game will be playable outside of Japan, where it was exclusive to the Wii. Curiously, another fatal framesequel, FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water, had already made the transition to PC and consoles in October of last year.
Lunar Eclipse Maskfollows the story of Ruka Minazuki. Ten years ago, she and four other girls were kidnapped by serial killer Yō Haibara and brought to the caverns beneath Rougetsu Island. All five were later rescued by a detective, but for some reason the girls had all lost their memories, remembering only a haunting melody and the moonlit image of a dancing masked woman.
Years later, two of the girls die grotesquely, their faces masked and their bodies posed as if in mourning. Fearing that they might be next, the three remaining victims gather on the island of Rougetsu in an attempt to solve the mystery and regain their lost memories.
Mask of the Lunar Eclipse won’t change the basics of the formula: you still control a female protagonist forced to explore haunted locations. Your only weapon against violent spirits is the Camera Obscura, which damages enemies every time you shoot them. The most damaging but riskiest image is the Fatal Frame, taken at the moment of a ghost attack.
What’s new with the remaster promises improved graphics to heighten the realism and terror of traversing haunted houses and hospitals. Each of the girls will have new costumes, as well as a Photo mode where you can freely pose characters and ghosts.
Lunar Eclipse Maskis scheduled for early 2023. You can pre-purchase a FATAL FRAME/PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse on our comparator.