Hello everyone, this is Keisuke Kikuchi, producer of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Together with the director of the series, Mr. Shibata, I have been involved in the creation of every game in the Fatal Frame series, and thanks to all our fans and their support, we are now celebrating our 20th anniversary.th anniversary of the franchise.
While the series concentrates the essence of Japanese horror into each title, we have chosen a different type of fear as the overarching theme for each game. In the upcoming Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, we’re using the Japanese haunted scene motif and the player’s ability to grab a camera and walk through those scenes. The main topic of this particular article in the series is “fear associated with water”. To do this, we made sure that many locations are very wet so that they have the feeling that a ghost can appear at any time – a topic that is very common in Japanese horror films.
One of the main features that I would like to discuss with all of our fans today is the new Photo Mode, the first in a series. Now you can take your own “ghost photos” and post them on social media so others can see how interesting and scary this show really is. While other games have implemented a photo mode, the Fatal Frame series emphasizes cameras and images as the most important elements in the game (even using a camera called a pinhole camera as a weapon to defeat ghosts!). what you can do in this mode is slightly different from what you can do in other series.
And since the core concept of this new mode is to allow players to take their own original “ghost photos,” we made sure to include filters and other features to provide a range of different options to customize how they work. Players can use Photo Mode at the touch of a button in almost any part of the game, with the exception of a few specific events.
After entering photo mode, you can place any ghosts or characters that you have met or met up to this point on the image and change their position and how they look. After that, you can adjust the poses of the characters and decide on the composition of your drawing.
You can then use different lenses to add ghost-like effects and increase contrast and other settings to change the quality of your ghost photo. Plus, by purchasing a “psychic lens”, you can expect ghosts to appear in your photograph when you least expect it. At certain times and when you go to a certain place, special ghosts may appear in your photos!
Once your photo looks the way you like, you can choose a frame for your photo, decorate it, adjust the depth of field, focal length and aperture to enhance the quality of your shot, then simply use the photography features in the platform you are using. to save the photo.
After testing Photo Mode, I recommend two methods for creating your own ghost photo, one is to create a convincing picture that looks like it might actually be real, and the other is to create a really funny photo to make you and your friends laugh.
It is very valuable to create a situation that you yourself find incredibly daunting, and then push it to the limit. Making the characters appear surrounded by ghosts as if they were blessed by them, or changing the character that the ghost is spoken to during a really serious scene can lead to unexpected situations that can make you laugh.
This is what I really like about Photo Mode. The storylines in the Fatal Frame series are always very serious, but the photo mode allows for some really fun scenes, which made this part of my favorite part of the game.
So while I look forward to all of your videos going through the game, I feel like the true charm of this series is to experience fear for yourself by immersing yourself in the world and creating your own ghost photo. I really can’t wait to see what people are creating and see all the photos everyone has been collecting since the October 28th release of Maiden of Black Water. The fear is real, but don’t forget to take a couple of minutes to immerse yourself in this scene. and take some pictures. You never know where the next ghost will appear!