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Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse coming to Switch

Posted on September 13, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Switch

The Wii title Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is seeing a return on Switch, Koei Tecmo has revealed. A new version was just announced for the console during today’s Nintendo Direct and will launch in early 2023.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse originally appeared on Wii in 2008. However, it never left Japan. This marks the first time it’ll be seeing a worldwide, English release.

Here’s an overview with more information:

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse 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.

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.

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.

We also have the following trailer:

Koei Tecmo previously put Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Switch last October. It’s an updated version of the Wii U game that first debuted in 2014 (2015 in the west).

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