- Series Director Makoto Shibata
announced that Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Reemerges today on PlayStation Network for PSN fans.
To quote: Before work began on Fatal Frame III, I heard that PS3 would be launching soon, so I conceived this project as a compilation of the past games, and our final game for PS2.
The first Fatal Frame used the Japanese horror technique of relying on the user's imagination to create a sense of fear, while the second placed the emphasis on storytelling. For the third, we went with "fear lurking within the everyday" as the theme.
In horror movies and such, the bedroom or bathroom are often where scary things happen, so we decided to try our hand and venture into these classic realms as well.
Yet, leaving it at "scary things in realistic places" would lack beauty, which is essential for any horror game. We needed more.
What I came up with was this: an old Japanese house within a dream, a house in the real world, and a player that travels between the two. In the Japanese house surrounded by thickly falling snow are the remnants of a mysterious ceremony, and the spirit of a girl covered with painful-looking tattoos can be found wandering around. Interacting with her causes the dream world to corrupt the real world.