Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Screens Show Ghost Hunting, Story Scenes

By Ishaan . May 21, 2012 . 10:30am

Nintendo have released new screenshots of Project Zero 2: Wii Edition, along with a little summary of all the information we have on the game so far and a description of the two twins, Mio and Mayu, who are the game’s protagonists.


Mayu (above) is the older of the two twins. Despite this, she tends to be quiet and withdrawn, and is physically frail, which has made her dependent on her younger sister. As a child, Mayu slipped and fell from a mountain, and has walked with a limp ever since. She’s very sensitive to the spirit world and can serve as a medium between the spirit world and the world of the living.


Mio (below) is the younger twin. In contrast to Mayu, she’s bright and positive. She also tends to blame herself for Mayu’s mountain trail accident from back when they were children. Mio isn’t as sensitive to the spirit world as Mayu is, but she can share her sister’s visions by holding on to her hand.


One of the many changes made to the Wii version of Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is the new camera and the new controls. You now play from a third-person perspective that stays behind your back most of the time, and control your flashlight using the Wii Remote’s pointer.



The Camera Obscura returns in this game, too, and is used by Mio. You can upgrade the camera as you play, and equip it with different kinds of lenses, which have different effects while fighting off spirits.


As previously reported, Tecmo Koei also added a new Haunted House mode to the game, which you play with another player. This mode involves the game throwing random scares at you, as you walk through a house using just the Wii Remote.


Project Zero 2: Wii Edition will be released on June 29th in Europe. Here’s a recent story trailer for the game.

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  • KOTheWorld

    The Rope Maiden seems a lot more scary than the original. Or is it Miyako’s spirit?

    • Dantis

       It’s the Drowned Woman, I believe.

  • usagi_san

    I remember playing one of this games as a PS2 demo; that single demo still frightens me to this day. 

    I wouldn’t mind seeing this as a PS2 Classic or a HD remake. Also, if this comes to the Wii U, I would like to conquer my fear and complete at least of these games.

    EDIT: Mio doesn’t look that bright or positive in that screenshot. Can’t blame her though when stopping otherworldly spirits.

  • Darkrise

    I’m usually too scared to play horror games but I’m really interested in this. 

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    not really afan of the new designs of the protagonist, also the sory wont be the same now that is not the point of view of a child but a adult.

  • Doctor Nebula

    Haunted House mode reminds me of Ju-On.
    Sounds like a wonderful remake.

  • Juuu

     Oh, interesting, that festival scene at the bottom of the article looks new! o: I’d really like to see Fatal Frame get a new lease on life, and I’m glad they seem to be trying their best to justify remaking a game that truthfully, isn’t that old.

    Also, WOW. Those ghost designs are a bit more unsettling than I remember. Always a good thing! I hope to see some more footage next. Keep it coming!

  • Mio/Mayu in kimono with featureless ppl in background……..  CREEPY.

  • CirnoLakes

    One thing you can’t criticize Tecmo about, is their immense CG talent. They know what they’re doing better than almost any company.

    I’ve already played Fatal Frame 2 several times. I don’t know what all is going to be different, and it might be just like playing Fatal Frame again. But I don’t care, the change to have any sort of nuance and excuse to just play the game again is a good one. Even if it is mostly just a graphical upgrade. Tecmo know their CG, so at the very least, it is a chance to play a fun and beautiful game even more beautiful than before.

    • malek86

      If the gameplay in PZ4 is any indication, I hope what we are going to play isn’t a more beautiful but less fun game.

      I hope they’ve fixed all that was wrong with it, although the most recent videos don’t make me particularly hopeful. I’ll see for myself when it comes out, since I’m going to buy it on day one.

  • Guess I’ll get this one if it has dual-audio. I absolutely HATED the voices on the EU-release, they talked way too calm and it sounded like nothing really bothered them, even if they were about to die!

  • nekocchi

    Still waiting for a PS3 release. Why, god, why.

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