Fatal Frame: Mask of Lunar Eclipse launched back in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii. It was a Japanese exclusive and never got to see light of day in other parts of the world. A couple of months ago, after 14 years of waiting, we finally got the announcement of the title launching on PC and consoles.
Initially, an early 2023 release was slated without a solid release date. Today, we finally have a confirmed release date thanks to a new trailer by Koei Tecmo.
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Release Date
The fourth entry in the acclaimed world of the Fatal Frame franchise will drop on March 9, 2023. It’s a treat for the fans who were a fan of the horror franchise back in the day. The Japanese-exclusive launch was a big letdown for everyone. But the game is finally here and better late than never, right?
The visuals of the game look a lot better which is to be expected as technology has advanced a lot since 2008. Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
What is the Game about?
Fatal Frame is undoubtedly one of the most underrated horror game franchises from the early 2000s. The plot revolves around some mysterious disappearances and you have to investigate the reason behind them while discovering the horrors of the world.
Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is a frightening mystery that takes place on a remote island in southern Japan. A decade after five young girls mysteriously disappeared at an island festival, their memories of the events that transpired during their disappearance remain fuzzy. But when two of the girls are found dead days apart ten years after the initial vanishing, the remaining three teenagers head back to the island -- a haunted place possessed by ghosts and spirits -- to solve the mystery of their friends’ deaths, while also unlocking the secrets to the memories they left behind.‘
There will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition of the game that will include some additional content. This includes the Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Set and a digital art book. And for those who buy the game before March 22, 2023, there will be additional costumes for the characters. The costumes will also be available for the people who have played Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water.
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