Tecmo KOEI announced today that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will launch on October 28 across all platforms; PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is the enhanced Wii-U port that debuted almost a decade ago. The game will feature an exclusive Photo-mode that wasn’t present in the Wii U version.
In addition to the regular edition, a Digital Deluxe will be available which includes a copy of the game, a digital artbook, and six costumes that are inspired by previous characters in the series.
For a limited time, those who pre-order the game or purchase it within the first two weeks of launch will receive a special Ryza costume from a character in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & Secret Hideout.
Here’s an overview of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, via its publisher:
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.”
Check out the overview trailer for Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water.