Koei Tecmo recently made the surprise announcement that it is remaking the classic Wii horror game, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, and that it is scheduled to launch on multiple platforms in early 2023. Speaking during the Koei Tecmo’s TGS 2022 stream, the developers explained why they decided to pick Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse as the next game in the series to remaster. They also mentioned that the game was greenlit due in part to the successful launch of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Blackwater.
“Last year, the Fatal Frame series had its 20th anniversary. We had numerous considerations on what we could do to all the fans who have supported us up until then. As a result, we released a remaster of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. After some time passed from the release, it gathered much attention from everyone, and we received various kinds of opinions. We actually feel glad that people around the world hope to see a sequel and [other] series titles get released.
There are also people who started playing Fatal Frame with Maiden of Black Water, so we have the desire to convey more of the appeals from Japanese-style horror games. We decided to remaster and release Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, which was also requested a lot. It will take a bit more time until release, but we are currently developing it, so please wait until the release.”