Fatal Frame 5 ESRB Rating Suggests Fan-Service Will Remain Intact
ESRB has rated the upcoming Fatal Frame 5 for multiple platforms also describing the suggestive content in the game. It is confirmed to release on October 28.
Fatal Frame 5: Maiden of the Black Water is mainly a horror game, but it does offer some fan service with its skimpy costumes. It turns out, this content will remain intact for the re-release of this game on the current-generation consoles and PC.
ESRB has described the violent and suggestive content. If you were hoping to see some of the fan-service elements remain intact, it does appear to be the case.
This is a survival horror game in which players investigate paranormal activities in a mountain setting. Players explore abandoned buildings and dark forests for clues while encountering ghostly apparitions. Players use an old camera (Camera Obscura) to capture ghostly images and to defeat attacking ghosts by taking pictures of them. Some sequences reveal the circumstances leading to the creation of the ghosts: a man hanging himself; a woman impaled with a sword; a man run over by a car; a woman slashing her own throat; a character jumping to her death). A handful of ghosts are depicted with large blood stains on their clothing and bodies; cutscenes also depict large blood-splatter effects, with characters stabbed and impaled. Some female characters are depicted in revealing costumes with deep cleavage (e.g., swimsuits, skin-tight outfits, wet clothing that appears slightly transparent). In one scene, a woman’s picture is taken from a first-person perspective; the camera angles become more suggestive (e.g., panning/lingering on breasts), as the scene progress with the character on a bed.
We do know that the swimsuits costumes are a part of this new release. Here are the confirmed costumes so far.
- Punk Ensemble – Yuri
- Cutesy Goth Ensemble (Black) – Yuri
- Swimsuit (Blue) – Yuri
- Triathlon Suit – Yuri
- The Tormented – Miu
- Cutesy Goth Ensemble (White) – Miu
- Swimsuit (Yellow) – Miu
- Swimsuit (Pink) – Miu
- Groom’s Outfit – Ren
Fatal Frame series was exclusive to Nintendo until the multiplatform release of Fatal Frame 5. The first game was released for the PS2 followed by a sequel on the same platforms. The later games were exclusive to the Nintendo Wii and Wii U. A spin-off was also released on the Nintendo 3DS.