Fatal Frame

It’s been awhile since we’ve looked at the PlayStation 2 Classics releases because, quite frankly, there hasn’t been that much to write about. This week is different as Sony will be adding Tecmo’s classic creep-a-thon Fatal Frame to the ranks of the PlayStation Store.

Fatal Frame allows gamers to take the role of Japanese high school girl Miku Hinasaki through the haunted halls of the fabled Himuro Mansion. It’s 1986 in Japan, shortly after the urban-legend murders occurred in the actual location, and her brother Mafuyu has been missing for nearly two weeks, ever since disappearing in search of his mentor.

Only problem is that Miku Hinasaki is a Japanese highschool girl and not armed to the teeth with pistols, grenades and rocket launchers. Her spectral journey is one of pure survival as all she has equipped is her handy camera which allows her to spot and capture ghosts within the pictures frames.

The release is a welcome sight because Fatal Frame is proving more and more difficult to find these days. The $9.99 asking price is not steep at all, but it might be best to wait for the true masterpiece of the series, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, to make a possible appearance.