Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will launch digitally for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on October 28, publisher Koei Tecmo announced.
A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available, which includes a copy of the game, digital art book, and six costumes inspired from previous characters in the series (Mio Amakura and Rei Kurosawa outfits for Yuri, Mayu Amakura and two Miku Hinasaki outfits for Miu, and Kei Amakura outfit for Ren).
Users who pre-order the game or purchase it within the first two weeks of launch will receive a special Ryza costume inspired by the one featured in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout.
In Japan, Koei Tecmo will release the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water both physically and digitally.
Here is an overview of the game, via Koei Tecmo:
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is an enhanced version of the 2014 Wii U release of the same name, allowing players on all platforms to enjoy this unique horror experience. Players will step into the shoes of Yuri Kozukata, Ren Hojo, and Miu Hinasaki as they venture up the eerie Mt. Hikami in hopes of finding those who have previously disappeared. In order to overcome the malevolent spirits housed in the mountain’s waters, they will have to master the Camera Obscura—a unique camera that can deal damage to ghosts upon taking a photo. Each successful shot will cause a spirit to emit Spirit Fragments and if players are able to capture an image of the ghost and these mysterious fragments in the same frame, they will unleash a high-damage Fatal Frame attack. Upgrading the camera’s parts, such as equipping a stronger lens or changing out the film, allows more powerful images to be taken, giving players more protection as they venture further up the mountain. When a ghost has been defeated, the camera is able to perform the Glancing ability to uncover the ghost’s past—helping to uncover the truth behind the disappearances on the mountain.
New to this enhanced version is a brand-new Photo Mode where players can use any character or ghost from their adventure, position them on a background of their choice, while adding a variety of effects (lens type, frame choice, focus, etc.) to make the perfect scary photo. New costumes and accessories have also been added including Yuri’s “Punk Ensemble,” “Cutesy Goth Ensemble (Black),” “Swimsuit (Blue),” and the “Triathlon Suit,” as well as Miu’s “Miku Hinasaki Outfit (The Tormented),” “Cutesy Goth Ensemble (White),” “Swimsuit (Yellow),” and “Swimsuit (Pink),” along with Ren’s “Groom’s Outfit.”
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