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Nintendo Download: Frames of Mind

The classic horror series Fatal Frame returns this week for Nintendo Switch, landing alongside the new DC Comics title and more.

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Fatal Frame, hasn’t it? The last title in the set arrived in 2014, and the horror series has been dry since. But now that spell comes to a halt with the arrival of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. Well, sort of.

Originally released back in 2008, this new release is a re-release of a game that only saw shelves in the Japanese market. So it’s sort of new and it’s sort of not. I guess it depends on where in the world you are really.

This week also sees the arrival of the awkwardly named Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni. That’s been in the works for a while, and casts players as a demonic “oni” who’s been beaten by a great hero, and must rebuild his bad rep.

On top of that there’s more horror with the nightmare-fueled Figment, the remake of Atari classic Caverns of Mars, DC’s latest video game offering with Justice League: Cosmic Chaos, Record of Agarest War and loads more. Scroll down for the full tale of the tape.

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  • FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse – FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse was released in Japan in 2008 as the fourth game in the FATAL FRAME series. Following the remastering of FATAL FRAME: Maiden of Black Water, the series masterpiece is being brought back to life with upgraded graphics. In FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, a group of children mysteriously disappeared during a festival on Rogetsu Isle. Although they were found, they had lost their memories. Now they have returned to the island as teenagers to discover the truth of their haunting past. While exploring various locations on the island, the girls must rely on the faint beam of their flashlight and the Camera Obscura, a camera with the power to fend off the ghosts that attack them, and capture and seal away unthinkable horrors. FATAL FRAME: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is available to play today.
  • Ib – A young girl visits an art gallery in this 2D exploration-adventure. She wanders through a busy exhibit until one particular piece draws her in. Every decision affects her fate, with seven different endings to unlock based on your actions and choices. Will she be able to safely return to her own world? Uncover the mystery with Ib, available now.
  • ONI : Road to be the Mightiest Oni – Take on the role of a vengeful demon warrior in this spirited 3D action-adventure game. After his defeat at the hands of a Japanese folktale hero, Kuuta travels to a small island where he joins forces with the spirit of Kazemaru. Ancient demons lurk within vast meadows and lush forests. To defeat them, you’ll control both characters simultaneously using a single Joy-Con controller. Wield Kuuta’s club to attack demons, then summon Kazemaru to draw out their spirits. ONI : Road to be the Mightiest Oni is available now.
  • Figment 2: Creed Valley – Figment 2: Creed Valley is an action-adventure game set in the human mind. Nightmares are spreading chaos and enemies have overrun once-peaceful lands, making The Mind unable to function properly. Join Dusty, The Mind’s courage, and his ever-optimistic sidekick Piper as you make your way through puzzles, musical boss fights and unique environments in Creed Valley. Face your fears head-on and bring peace back to The Mind. Start your mind-bending musical journey today!
  • Digital Spotlight:
    • It’s-a MAR10 Day! – MAR10 Day is this Friday, but with so many games featuring Mario and friends on Nintendo Switch, you can make every day a Mario day! Have an adventure (or three!) in Super Mario OdysseyNew Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Go for a scenic spin around the Mushroom Kingdom in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Or turn MAR10 Day into a Mario Party with Mario Party Superstars. All these titles are available now in Nintendo eShop.
    • Celebrate International Women’s Day With Nintendo – In honor of International Women’s Day this week, why not “boot up” your Nintendo Switch system and celebrate with some fan-favorite characters? Strut and slay with the powerful Bayonetta (and meet other wicked witches along the way!) as she faces a mysterious man-made bio-weapon in Bayonetta 3. Group up with Kiriko, Sojourn and more heroes in Overwatch 2. Wander across fantastical landscapes and fight alongside Mio, Sena and Eunie in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Suit up with intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran and adventure through a deadly alien planet in Metroid Prime Remastered and Metroid Dread. These titles and more are available now in Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Save on Select Mario Games! – Celebrate the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom with two waves of savings on select Nintendo Switch games. The first half of the sale starts on March 10 (MAR10 Day!) at 12 a.m. PT and lasts until March 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT. It features deals on digital games and DLC* featuring Mario and friends, including Mario Party SuperstarsDonkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeYoshi’s Crafted WorldLuigi’s Mansion 3 and the Luigi’s Mansion 3: Multiplayer Pack DLC. The second wave of the sale runs from March 24 at 12 a.m. PT until April 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This sale includes savings on Mario Kart 8 DeluxeSuper Mario OdysseyNew Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeSuper Mario Maker 2 and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Remember that My Nintendo members also earn Gold Points** on qualifying digital purchases. Games on sale can be purchased directly in Nintendo eShop or on Nintendo.com at https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals/#mar10-day.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.

** Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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