We’ve been introduced to the protagonist of Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, who visits a creepy mountain to look for someone. While details are still light, a recent issue of Famitsu magazine tells us more about the game’s other characters, and what they’re doing at the mountain.
She is the game’s protagonist, who has a special power that allows them to see and bring back those who’ve been “spirited away” to another realm and can no longer be seen. She works at the Cafe Kurosawa.
Her powers also allow her to touch others and see their memories and secrets. She steps foot into the Hikayama mountain in order to find Hisoka Kurosawa, the owner of the cafe who has gone missing.
Ren is a writer who has no luck selling his books, but has been acquaintances with Yuri for quite a while. He follows his intuition and gets in trouble for acting on it a bit too much at times.
He visits the mountain in search for material for his next book, which has something to do with a “photograph of mourning” that seems to be a part of some sort of practice that goes on in the area.
Miu is a young girl who is out looking for her mother who disappeared. Due to her mother’s disappearance at a young age, she never understood the love of a parent, and considers herself an empty existence.
She heard rumors about her mother being seen at the mountains, and decided to go look herself.
The owner of the Kurosawa cafe. She also has a job of finding things that people have lost. After going to the mountains to find a young spirited away girl, she has gone missing. In her profile image in the magazine [not the one above], she looks like she’s holding a Camera Obscura.
Rui is Ren Houjou’s assistant. She calls Ren “sensei,” but also warns him about his actions and attitude towards life. She’s almost like a family-figure, who takes good care of Ren.
Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden will be released on September 27, 2014 in Japan for Wii U.