With this year marking the 21st anniversary of the Project Zero / Fatal Frame series, Koei Tecmo has recently shared a special video to celebrate the occasion. The video features messages from several producers who have worked on entries of the series including both the original and the updated version Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse). The video is just under three minutes long in spoken Japanese with English subtitles. If you are interested in watching it, you can check it out below.
Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will release digitally on Nintendo Switch on March 9th, 2023.
About Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse):
PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place on 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 days apart ten years after the initial vanishing, the remaining three teenagers head back to the haunted island to solve the mystery of their friends’ deaths and their hazy memories, while encountering the frightening spirits that inhabit the land.
Along the way, they will enter the Haibara Infirmary. This old hospital is now in ruins, but is the site where Dr. Haibara’s trials to cure “Moonlight Syndrome” eventually turned deadly. The girls will also return to Rogetsu Hall, a sanatorium built for the treatment of “Moonlight Syndrome”. It’s a hotel-like building attached to Haibara Infirmary where only “special guests” can be admitted. Locals refer to Haibara Infirmary as the “old building” and Rogetsu Hall as the “new building”.
Other important locations to explore include the Cape Tsukiyomi Lighthouse and the Yomotsuki Residence. The closest point to the moon on the island, the lighthouse has special meaning for the residents who worship the moon. An ancient shrine has been relocated to the top of the lighthouse. Meanwhile, the Yomotsuki Residence is the birthplace of one of the missing girls, Ruka Minazuki, and visiting this house brings back a flood of important memories. It’s also the home of Ruka’s father, the venerable mask-maker named Soya Yomotsuki. Soya is obsessed with perfecting the “Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” and has been accused by Ruka’s mother, Sayaka Minazuki, of playing a part in Ruka’s disappearance! To reveal the truth behind their disappearance and the shocking deaths, Ruka and friends will need to fight off ghostly spirits and a wanted murderer on their quest to uncover the secrets of their lost memories.
Alongside the standard version of the game, KOEI TECMO Europe also revealed a special PROJECT ZERO: 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).
Source: Koei Tecmo Europe PR