Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Hits Consoles and PC in Time for Halloween

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

2014 Wii U horror game Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is about to return with an enhanced ghostly photo shoot, and it’s coming just in time for Halloween. Koei Tecmo announced plans to release the updated version digitally on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC on October 28, and a new trailer is here to go along with the news.

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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 features include a Photo Mode, which lets players use any character or ghost from the game, position them against a variety of backgrounds, and add effects. There are also new costumes and accessories, and Maiden of Black Water will be available in a Digital Deluxe Edition that includes a digital art book and six costumes inspired by characters from previous games. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Fatal Frame game, which launched in Japan back in 2001. Those who pre-order the updated version of the Wii U game will get a Ryza costume inspired by Atelier Ryza

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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