In the midst of this year’s Tokyo Game Show, 4Gamer has released a small preview for Fatal Frame: The Raven-Haired Shrine Maiden, which is due out in Japan for the Wii U next Thursday, September 27.
The details cover a lot of familiar ground, particularly with respect to attacking with the Camera Obscura, as well as making contact with spirits during their death throes. However, newly mentioned is the presence of what’s called a “Wetness Meter.” Per the game’s rainy motif, the Wetness Meter goes up as characters get increasingly wet in the game, which brings with it pluses and minuses. Attacks with the Camera Obscura get stronger the higher the meter is, but it also results in a higher encounter rate with malevolent spirits, as well as increased damage taken from their attacks. Nevertheless, taking their attacks can also build up meter.
Furthermore, the game features a status ailment known as “Yominure.” Acquired either by getting attacked by enemies that have turned darker or from certain other special attacks, Yominure results in lowered defense and reduced vision, as well as deteriorating health. It can be cured either by defeating all of the enemies in the area or by using an item in the game called “Purification Fire,” which dries characters off.
A handful of new characters were also showcased. They are:
- Haruka Momose (voiced by Haruka Tomatsu)
- Miku Hinasaki (voiced by Riku Wakusawa)
- Shiragiku (voiced by Natsumi Takamori)
A new trailer for the game has also been released. Check it out below and then take a gander at a new set of screenshots via the gallery.