Following its surprise confirmation for both of Sony’s current consoles, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will release on 28th October 2021. The new overview trailer embedded above announces the date and provides a fairly detailed look at what the horror title from Koei Tecmo has to offer. It touches on the spooky story of the 2014 Wii U title and how the experience has been enhanced for the modern era. That includes a Photo Mode, which makes a lot of sense since the main tool in the game is indeed a camera.
Available digitally through the PS Store, the upgraded PS5 and PS4 versions also contain new costumes and accessories inspired by previous entries in the horror series. If you’re looking for even more content, a Digital Deluxe Edition will be available. Then if you pre-order ahead of time or buy the game within the first two weeks of launch, you’ll get another skin based on Ryza from the Atelier Ryza franchise.
“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.”
We’re looking forward to getting our hands on Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water in time for Halloween, but will you be joining us? Work on your photography skills in the comments below.