Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, is a Japanese survival horror video game developed and published by Tecmo in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It is the second installment in the Fatal Frame series, and features an independent story with little relation to the first title. The story follows twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakura as they explore an abandoned village.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The game is set in the fictional Minakami Village (All God's Village), an abandoned town where the majority of the game takes place. The player learns that the village was host to the Crimson Sacrifice Ritual, the failure of which caused the settlement to vanish—thus earning it the name "The Lost Village". In the game's present, there is an urban legend about the Lost Village, where people who become lost in the forest near by and will become trapped forever in the village.

The protagonists are Mio and Mayu, twin sisters who are visiting their favorite childhood playspot near Minakami before it is lost due to construction of a new dam. Mayu follows a mysterious red butterfly deep into the woods. Mio, concerned for her older sister, follows, and they soon discover a village at night.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly is a survival horror video game. For most of the game, the player controls the protagonist Mio and Mayu explore the town and uncover it's secrets, they defeat enemies in the form of ghosts and spirits by taking pictures of them with the Camera Obscura. There are two modes of gameplay, when in third-person mode, the player controls Mio directly and can examine items and search areas for clues. When the camera is used, the game enters a first-person mode, from where pictures of ghosts and scenery can be taken.

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