For those who haven’t played Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water on Wii U when it was released seven years ago, there’s a special post-game mission featuring Ayane. Thankfully, the developer is bringing that content back for players in the remastered version.
The secret mission Ayane Chapter can be played once all sections of the main story from “First Drop” to “Last Drop” have been completed. The developer shares that Ayane is a Kunoichi from the Hajinmon sect of the Mugen Tenshin clan. However, unlike the other protagonist, Yuri and Miu, she is unable to use the Camera Obscura. Still, she is able to make full use of her ninja abilities and is adept at working under the cover of night. She can hide from view and avoid the ghosts in order to accomplish her mission. After getting scared many times during the main game, players are able to enjoy the gameplay in a different way.
Honestly, this isn’t new, but the developer shared new screenshots and in-development artwork that we wanted to share. The screenshots highlight some of the additional features in the game such as Traces where a ghost guides you to the next destination and the photo mode.
During gameplay, players assume the role of Yuri Kozukata, Ren Hojo, and Miu Hinasaki as they venture through Mt. Hikami to find someone who disappeared. To overcome the 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.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 28, 2021.
You can check out the screenshots below:
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