During Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2022 program, the Fatal Frame team revealed the success of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water led to Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse being greenlit for a remaster. Before the announcement of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, the Maiden of Black Water remaster surpassed 340,000 copies sold.
Here’s the full message from Koei Tecmo, translated by Siliconera:
Last year, the Fatal Frame series had its 20th anniversary. We had numerous considerations on what we could do to all the fans who have supported us up until then. As a result, we released a remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.
After some time passed from the release, it gathered much attention from everyone, and we received various kinds of opinions. We actually feel glad that people around the world hope to see a sequel and [other] series titles get released.
There are also people who started playing Fatal Frame with Maiden of Black Water, so we have the desire to convey more of the appeals from Japanese-style horror games. We decided to remaster and release Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, which was also requested a lot. It will take a bit more time until release, but we are currently developing it, so please wait until the release.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse releases in early 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.