Today, KOEI TECMO Europe is excited to announce that the remastered classic, PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, is now available digitally on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC via Steam®.
The original game, released exclusively in Japan in 2008 on Nintendo Wii®, has been one of KOEI TECMO’s most requested remasters for over a decade, and this marks the first time PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available to play, not only in Europe, but across multiple consoles and PC.
PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse takes place a decade after five girls mysteriously disappeared at a moonlight festival on Rogetsu 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 disappearances, two of the five girls have died, and the remaining three teenagers, Ruka Minazuki, Misaki Aso and Madoka Tsukimori, head back to the eerie island to solve the mystery of their friends’ deaths, while also unlocking the mystery of the memories left behind.
As the girls explore the western-style mansions and abandoned hospitals on Rogetsu Isle, they will rely on the moonlight and a faint flashlight to search for clues. The story progresses by discovering relics like old newspaper articles and notes that help the girls unravel the island’s secret past. While exploring, the girls will also be confronted by a series of spirits. They will need to use a PROJCT ZERO franchise classic, the Camera Obscura, to repel vengeful ghosts, sealing away their power by photographing them. Throughout the game, the girls will need to equip stronger lenses and change out different films in order to capture the most powerful spirits, while also using the camera to capture “things that cannot be seen” to help them find the evidence they need to remember their haunting past. Later in the game, players will also be able to use the Spirit Torch, an exceptional device that uses moonlight stored in a spirit stone to subdue spirits.
The remastered game also 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.
Alongside the standard version of the game, a PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Digital Deluxe Edition is available digitally and includes the “Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Set”*, and a digital art book (original soundtrack included). Additionally, a PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Digital Deluxe Upgrade Pack including the same content as the Digital Deluxe Edition but without the base game is also available for purchase.
Anyone who purchases the digital copy of the game by 22nd March 2023 will have the ability to download the early purchase bonus: Ruka Exclusive Costume “Marie Rose Outfit” from the Dead or Alive series. A special save bonus costume is also available for fans who have already played PROJECT ZERO: Maiden of Black Water. Play PROJECT ZERO: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse on the same device that has saved data from PROJECT ZERO: Maiden of Black Water to receive the Save Data Bonus, the “Camera Obscura Hat”.
* The “Rogetsu Isle Dinner Party Costume Set” includes three swimsuit costumes, two Chinese dress costumes, two pyjamas costumes, and six accessories exclusive to Ruka, Misaki and/or Choshiro.