Pre-order now so you can dress appropriately on March 9th.
Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct showed us plenty of great new games that are coming our way this spring, but it didn’t include everything. Perhaps they were too scared to include the Japanese horror adventure FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse? KOEI TECMO America is not, and they want you to know that pre-orders are now open ahead of the March 9th digital release.
The forthcoming Switch game is a remastered version of the 2008 Wii title that was never released outside of Japan.
FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place on a Rogetsu Isle in southern Japan, a decade after five young girls mysteriously disappeared at a moonlight festival. When two of the girls are found dead, just days apart ten years after the initial vanishing, the remaining three teenagers — Ruka Minazuki, Misaki Aso and Madoka Tsukimori — head back to the spooky island to solve the mystery of their friends’ deaths and their hazy memories. As players encounter the terrifying sprits that inhabit Rogetsu Isle, they are equipped with the Camera Obscura. This special camera can be used to not only repel the ghostly creatures, but to seal away their power through photography. Later in the game, players will also be able to use the Spirit Torch – an exceptional device that uses moonlight stored in a spirit stone to subdue spirits.
Today’s pre-order announcement comes with a new story trailer, included above. The trailer also provides a closer look at some of the game’s mechanics, including the Photo Mode we saw in the Switch version of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water.
And, of course, no Japanese horror game would be complete without an array of costumes in which you can dress the characters. They’re previewed in the trailer, and available via the following methods.
- FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Digital Deluxe Edition – Available digitally, this unique edition of the game includes the Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Set, and a digital art book (original soundtrack included).
- Early Purchase Bonus – Buy the digital copy of the game by March 22, 2023 to receive the Ruka Exclusive Costume “Marie Rose Outfit” from the Dead or Alive series.
- Pre-Order Bonus – Fans 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/scarlet), the Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (black/blue), and the Ruka Misaki, and Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Spirit Stone Flashlight Hat”.
Regardless of when you buy the game, those with save game data from FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water on the same device as Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will receive the “Camera Obscura Hat.”
To get your pre-order in and claim the bonuses, visit the Nintendo eShop before March 9th. More information on FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available at /www.koeitecmoamerica.com/fatalframe/mask/.