Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse launches March 9, 2023

    Various editions and bonuses detailed.

    Koei Tecmo announced survival horror game Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse launches March 9, 2023. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

    Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be sold worldwide. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Set, digital art book, and original soundtrack.

    Users who purchase the game digitally before March 22, 2023 will earn the Ruka-exclusive “Marie Rose Outfit” from Dead or Alive. Additionally, those who preorder the game by the release date will also receive a variety of costumes, including the Ruka Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (white/red), the Misaki Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (black/red), the Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (black/blue), and the Ruka Misaki, and Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Spirit Stone Flashlight Hat”.

    As an added bonus, players who have save data from Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will receive the “Camera Obscura Hat”.

    Here’s an overview of the game via the official Steam page:

    Unforgettable Horror
    Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was released in 2008 for Wii as the fourth title in the Fatal Frame series. Following the remasterization of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, the masterpiece of the Fatal Frame series will be brought to life again with upgraded graphics.


    Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is the traditional Japanese horror adventure game. 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.
    Camera Obscura
    An old camera with the ability to repel vengeful ghosts and seal away their power by photographing them.
    Equip stronger lenses and change out different films to capture even more powerful photos.
    Exploring Rōgetsu Island
    Explore the dimly lit Western-style mansions and abandoned hospitals on the island by relying on the moonlight and the faint light of a flashlight.
    The story progresses by “touching”places that may call your attention.
    From past newspaper articles and notes, you will discover about the past in which abominable incidents happened and unravel the lost memories of the protagonist, and find the truth.
    • New Photo Mode – Pose characters and ghosts, place them freely for haunting memories in the newly added photo mode; Perhaps even take an unexpected spirit photo by accident…
    • New Costumes – The original lineup of costumes has been slightly altered, and new costumes have been added. Change the characters’ costumes to experience the investigation in different ways.
    • Improved graphics – This title has improved its graphics for each platform. The rendering of shadows and light of the flashlight has been improved to make it more realistic, so that you can experience a more realistic horror. In addition, in-game movies and character models have been brushed up to make the story and characters more appealing.
    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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