KOEI TECMO Announces PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and Windows PC Release

KOEI TECMO Games have announced that the horror adventure game PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, otherwise known as Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, which originally made it’s debut in Japan on the Nintendo Wii in 2008 will be making its way to modern day platforms in 2023.

Scheduled for an early 2023 release, and planned for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, this modern-day remaster of the Japanese only Nintendo Wii game will feature an all-new Photo Mode and enhanced graphics including the improved rendering of shadows and light, that aims to deliver a more immersive and frightening experience. In addition, in-game movies and character models, along with character outfits, have been brushed-up to deliver a story that shines, both narratively and aesthetically as the three remaining girls attempt to rediscover their past before becoming victims once again. 

Synopsis: A decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a festival on Rōgetsu Isle, an island in southern Japan. While all of the girls were eventually rescued, their memories were lost, with only the faint remembrance of a single melody and a seemingly possessed masked woman dancing in the moonlight. Now, ten years later, with still no memory of the events surrounding their disappearance, two of the five girls have died — discovered with covered faces and found in a tragic, crying pose. The remaining three girls now head off to the eerie island to solve the mystery of their friends’ death, while also unlocking the mystery of the memories left behind.

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 Project Zero 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.

PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC and is planned to be released in 2023. In the meantime the most latest entry in the franchise, known as PROJECT ZERO: Maiden of Black Water, is available digitally worldwide.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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