Tecmo has announced that it will release Fatal Frame for the North American PlayStation 2 on March 8. The game, known as Zero in Japan, asks the player to wander through a haunted mansion and take pictures of supernatural beings in order to repel them. Other than its quirky twist of using cameras as a weapon, the general gameplay system is similar in style to survival-horror games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
"I simply wanted to make the scariest game imaginable," said Makoto Shibata, chief producer for Fatal Frame. "Having personally witnessed the dark world of evil spirits, I was not scared at all playing other competitor's games...but when I play Fatal Frame, I truly sense the presence of spirits in the room."
The game will carry a suggested retail price of $49.99.