ZeroWiki:News Archive

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30 October 2022
A video apparently showing an early version of the Japanese FF4 box art has appeared on Bilibili (YouTube backup here). This may be from an industry event, as the cover displays the recommended pricing and other sales information. None of this info is officially confirmed, but according to the box, the game will be released on 9 March 2023, with a recommended retail price of 6380 yen. The back cover also advertises a "Premium Box" (containing the official soundtrack CD, clear files and artbook announced earlier) for 12,080 yen with the game, and 5700 yen for the goods alone. The back cover also features images of new costumes and photo mode.

17 September 2022
Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was featured in Koei Tecmo's TGS live presentation. There wasn't much new information shown, but at the end they did announce that FF4 would be getting some official merchandise: an artbook with a short story, a soundtrack CD with download code, and a clear file set. According to GameWith, "The newly written short story will include 'a certain character's secret story' that has not yet been told."

13 September 2022
After almost fifteen years, it's finally happening - Nintendo just announced that Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is getting a remaster, to come out in ALL REGIONS in early 2023! Confirmed for Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam!


2 July 2022
Mobile game Identity V has announced an upcoming Fatal Frame II crossover event! Why now? Why this? Nobody knows! But it definitely looks pretty. Check out the announcement and promo video:


8 June 2022
Christophe Gans has given an update on the (hopefully) upcoming Hollywood Fatal Frame movie! In an interview with, reported on Bloody Disgusting, he said the script is ready and he hopes for a 2024 release. So do we!

31 March 2022
Japanese site PickUPs! has a new interview with Makoto Shibata and Keisuke Kikuchi, in which they discuss the success of the Fatal Frame series overseas, its unique approach to horror, and their experiences with the Screaming Ambulance, Zero Edition attraction in December. Rough English translation here.

31 January 2022
Koei Tecmo announces that the Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water remaster sold 340,000 copies by the end of 2021! Wikipedia reports that the original Wii U exclusive sold only 46,000 copies in 2014; even assuming the global release in 2015 doubled or tripled those numbers, this would still be a significant increase. Hopefully this means good things for the future of the series!


30th December 2021
In a brief end-of-year interview with 4gamer, Keisuke Kikuchi thanks Fatal Frame fans, and hints that he is working on something new for 2022. It's not clear if this is Fatal Frame-related or not, but let's keep our fingers crossed!

<質問4>2022年に向けての抱負、また4Gamer読者に向けてのメッセージをお願いします。 Question 4: What are your aspirations for 2022, and what is your message to the readers of 4Gamer?
2021年は、零シリーズ20周年として、「零 ~濡鴉ノ巫女~」をリリースさせていただきました。当初1作限りと考えていたホラーゲームが、長い間続けてこられたのも、みなさまのお陰です。本当にありがとうございました。2022年は、今までとはまた違った新しいことに挑戦しています。発表できるのはまだ先になりそうですが、試行錯誤しながら、楽しいものを創りたいと思います。 In 2021, for the 20th anniversary of the Zero series, we released "Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko". It is thanks to all of you that we have been able to continue this horror game for so long, even though we originally thought it would only be one game. Thank you very much.

In 2022, we are attempting something new and different from what we have done so far. It will be a long time before we can announce it, but we hope to create something fun through trial and error.

19th December 2021
Download Click the arrow button to hear a special 20th anniversary message from Rumiko Varnes (voice of Miku Hinasaki) to the Fatal Frame fandom! Many thanks to Ms. Varnes for taking the time to record this, and to Cradle Under the Star and Reslari from Discord for setting it up.

13th December 2021
Koei-Tecmo and Kowagara Setai announce a temporary Fatal Frame-themed haunted house attraction: Screaming Ambulance, Zero Edition. The attraction will appear at Yomiuriland, Tokyo on the weekend of 18-19 December 2021.