Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse gets remastered for 2023
During the Nintendo Direct presentation this week, Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was announced for PC and modern consoles.
Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was released for the Nintendo Wii in 2008 and up until now, it’s not been available on any other platform. However, those that never got to enjoy this Project Zero aka Fatal Frame release can do so early next year.
Since 2008, you have asked and pleaded for a western release.
Today, we are proud to announce that #PROJECTZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Steam, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in 2023!
— KOEI TECMO EUROPE (@koeitecmoeurope) September 13, 2022
Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be remastered with enhanced visuals, including shadows and lighting effects. Character models as well as in-game movies have also been improved. Furthermore, it also comes with a new Photo Mode, along with new and altered costumes.
Being a fan of the Project Zero series, this is one instalment that I’ve not played, so I am very much looking forward to it, and I’m sure that I’m not alone. So, to help get us up to speed with this release below is the official synopsis:
Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place 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.
This is the second time a Project Zero game has received a modern remaster. You can read my review of Project Zero: Maiden of the Black Water here.
Project Zero: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will release in early 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. Will you be picking up this remaster? Let us know across our social media channels.
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