KOEI TECMO Europe has announced the revival and remastering of their classic Japanese horror adventure PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, available digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam in Early 2023.
The original game, released exclusively in Japan in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii, has been one of KOEI TECMO’s most requested remasters for over a decade, and this will mark the first time PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse will be available to play. That’s not all though, it will be playable not only across Europe but across multiple consoles and PC.
PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – A terrifying tale
PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place a decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a festival on Rōgetsu Isle, an island in southern Japan. While all of the girls were eventually rescued, their memories were lost, with only the faint remembrance of a single melody and a seemingly possessed masked woman dancing in the moonlight.
Now, ten years later, with still no memory of the events surrounding their disappearance, two of the five girls have died — discovered with covered faces and found in a tragic, crying pose. The remaining three girls now head off to the eerie island to solve the mystery of their friend’s death, while also unlocking the mystery of the memories left behind.
The remastered game features an all-new Photo Mode, along with new and altered costumes, and enhanced graphics including the improved rendering of shadows and light, delivering a more immersive and frightening experience. In addition, in-game movies and character models have been brushed-up to deliver a story that shines, both narratively and aesthetically as the three remaining girls attempt to rediscover their past before becoming victims once again.
This announcement is sure to excite horror fans. I know one particular horror gamer who will be desperate to get her hands on this.