Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Update Adds ‘Very Easy Mode’ and Fix Typography

Koei Tecmo has updated Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The update adds a “Very Easy” Mode to the game where players can enjoy a safe story experience without those pesky ghosts getting in the way. It’s not clear whether points are awarded in this mode or not as the launch version only provided points for Normal difficulty. Aside from other bugs, display issues and typographical errors and messages have been fixed.

Here’s the full list:

Ver. 1.0.2(Nintendo Switch)

  • Added the VERY EASY difficulty. VERY EASY difficulty is for players who want to enjoy the story safely.
  • Alleviated an issue that caused cleared save data to be lost after an application error.
  • Fixed various bugs and defects.
  • Fixed display issues.
  • Corrected typographical errors and messages.

Ver. 1.03(PlayStation 4、Ver. 1.03(PlayStation 5)

  • Added the VERY EASY difficulty. VERY EASY difficulty is for players who want to enjoy the story safely.
  • Alleviated an issue due to which “LOAD GAME” could not be selected when the game was paused.
  • Fixed various bugs and defects.
  • Fixed display issues.
  • Corrected typographical errors and messages.

Ver. 1.0.03(Steam)

  • Added the VERY EASY difficulty. VERY EASY difficulty is for players who want to enjoy the story safely.
  • Fixed an issue that caused display problems with some AMD graphics boards.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the game to crash after a cutscene.
  • Fixed various bugs and defects.
  • Fixed display issues.
  • Corrected typographical errors and messages.

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.

In case you missed it, check out our review and interview with the development team.


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