FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse locations detailed
Someplace old, someplace new, someplace haunted, someplace blue.
The remastered FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be haunting Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2023, and KOEI TECMO America has just provided some more details on the locations players will be visiting throughout the game. This one looks to be heaven for urban explorers…or hell, I guess, depending upon your perspective.
The game takes place on a Rogetsu Isle in southern Japan where five girls temporarily disappeared during a moonlight festival. Two of these girls are found dead a decade later, prompting the three survivors to return to the island to find out what’s going on and try to recall what exactly happened to them during their disappearance.
Solving these mysteries will require them to explore some very scary locations.
Along the way, they will enter the Haibara Infirmary. This old hospital is now in ruins, but is the site where Dr. Haibara’s trials to cure “Moonlight Syndrome” eventually turned deadly. The girls will also return to Rogetsu Hall, a sanatorium built for the treatment of “Moonlight Syndrome”. It’s a hotel-like building attached to Haibara Infirmary where only “special guests” can be admitted. Locals refer to Haibara Infirmary as the “old building” and Rogetsu Hall as the “new building”.
Other important locations to explore include the Cape Tsukiyomi Lighthouse and the Yomotsuki Residence. The closest point to the moon on the island, the lighthouse has special meaning for the residents who worship the moon. An ancient shrine has been relocated to the top of the lighthouse. Meanwhile, the Yomotsuki Residence is the birthplace of one of the missing girls, Ruka Minazuki, and visiting this house brings back a flood of important memories. It’s also the home of Ruka’s father, the venerable mask-maker named Soya Yomotsuki. Soya is obsessed with perfecting the “Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” and has been accused by Ruka’s mother, Sayaka Minazuki, of playing a part in Ruka’s disappearance! To reveal the truth behind their disappearance and the shocking deaths, Ruka and friends will need to fight off ghostly spirits and a wanted murderer on their quest to uncover the secrets of their lost memories.
Of course, what’s a Fatal Frame press release without talk of DLC, and this time we have a fun one. Along with the standard version, KOEI TECMO America will digitally release a special FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse OP that includes the Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Se, and a digital art book (original soundtrack included).
Regardless of which edition you buy, there will be plenty of other preorder and early purchase bonuses available:
- Those who purchase the digital copy of the game by March 22, 2023, will get the Ruka Exclusive Costume “Marie Rose Outfit” from the Dead or Alive series.
- Fans who preorder the game by the release date will also receive a variety of costumes, including the Ruka Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (white/red), the Misaki Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (black/scarlet), the Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Fox Mask” (black/blue), and the Ruka Misaki, and Choshiro Limited Edition Costume “Spirit Stone Flashlight Hat”.
- Finally, those with a saved game from FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water will get access to the “Camera Obscura Hat”.
For more information on FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, visit koeitecmoamerica.com/fatalframe/mask/.