Koei Tecmo has released new information, videos and screenshots for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC versions Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Introduction to the game’s setting and cast of characters.
Get the details below.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is set on a Rogetsu island in southern Japan, a decade after five young girls mysteriously disappeared at a moonlight festival. When two of the girls are found dead days apart ten years after the initial disappearance, the remaining three teenagers return to the haunted island to solve the mystery of their friends’ deaths and their blurred memories while encountering the frightening spirits who inhabit the land.
On the way, they enter the Haibara Medical Center. This old hospital is now a ruin, but it is the place where Dr. Haibara’s attempts to cure “moonlight syndrome” ended fatally. The girls will also return to Rogetsu Hall, a sanatorium built for the treatment of “moonlight syndrome.” It’s a hotel-like building next to the Haibara Medical Center that only “special guests” can enter. Locals refer to Haibara Medical Center as the “old building” and Rogetsu Hall as the “new building.”
Other important places to explore are the Cape Tsukiyomi Lighthouse and the Yomotsuki Residence. The lighthouse, the island’s closest point to the moon, holds special significance for the moon-worshipping residents. An ancient shrine has been moved to the top of the lighthouse. Meanwhile, the Yomotsuki residence is the birthplace of one of the missing girls, Ruka Minazuki, and visiting this house brings back a flood of important memories. It is also the home of Ruka’s father, the venerable mask maker named Soya Yomotsuki. Soya is obsessed with perfecting the “Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” and has been accused by Ruka’s mother, Sayaka Minazuki, of playing a role in Ruka’s disappearance! To uncover the truth behind their disappearance and shocking deaths, Ruka and his friends must battle ghostly ghosts and a wanted killer as they search for the secrets of their lost memories.
Besides the standard version of the game, Koei Tecmo will also release a special Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse OP. This unique edition of the game is available digitally and includes the Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party costume set and digital art book (original soundtrack included).
Additionally, anyone who purchases the digital copy of the game by March 22, 2023 will have the opportunity to download the Early Purchase Bonus: Ruka Exclusive Costume “Marie Rose Outfit” from the Dead or alive Series. Fans who pre-order the game by the release date will also receive a variety of costumes, including the Ruka Limited Edition Fox Mask Costume (White/Red), the Misaki Limited Edition Fox Mask Costume (Black/Scarlet), the Choshiro Limited Edition Fox Mask Costume (Black/Blue) and Ruka Misaki and Choshiro Limited Edition Spirit Stone Flashlight Hat Costume. There will even be a special save bonus costume for fans who have already played Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. To play Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse on the same device from which data was saved Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water saved to receive the save data bonus, the “Camera Obscura Hat”.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be released worldwide on March 9, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC via Steam. It was first released exclusively for Wii in Japan on July 31, 2008.
Watch a video message from the producers below. Check out the screenshots in the gallery.