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Spirit Camera is $11 at Amazon! Not a bad price, especially since you can snag 40 Club Nintendo coins after you register this. And it’s the closest thing to a new Fatal Frame game we’ve gotten in North America in seven years.
Other notable sales going on right now:
- Free Virtue’s Last Reward when you buy a PS Vita bundle
- Rhythm Heaven Fever (Wii) for $13.85
- Persona 4 Arena (360/PS3) for $21.99
- Fortune Street (Wii) for $12.88
Grab some cheap Christmas presents, y’all. Joys be thine!
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North America is getting spooky videos of its own for Spirit Camera — continuing the tradition Japanese horror films adapted for Western audiences, replacing unsettling scenes and creepy moments with surprise shocks.
Here’s the dramatic short movie that was shown for Spirit Camera in Japan, in case you missed it.
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Though we didn’t get Fatal Frame 4 in the States, the latest game from the horror series’ team at Tecmo Koei, Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, will release here on April 13th — Friday the 13th, naturally.
Nintendo provided this description for the augmented reality (with the help of a special booklet) 3DS game:
Ghost Camera dramatic short movie. I know this is 12 minutes long, and it begins like a standard promotional clip with Japanese girls playing the latest 3DS game from the Fatal Frame team, but trust me, it starts to turn into something else. It’s definitely worth watching if you’re interested in the game, or Japanese horror films. Very awesome way to promote Ghost Camera!
The 8-4 Play folks talk a little about this game in their latest podcast, and I was surprised to hear how popular "finding ghosts in photos" is in Japan — like, apparently there are TV series and tourist attractions around the phenomenon? Maybe they care more about spirits over there because Asian ghosts happen to be a million times more creepy than Western ones.
On a related note, Capcom released a new viral video for Resident Evil: Revelations that’s pretty interesting, too.
Shinrei Camera (Project Zero/Fatal Frame 3DS)’s “AR Notebook.” When the Tecmo/Nintendo horror game ships in Japan on January 12, it’ll come with this little booklet, full of things that seem to come to life when looked at through the game. How eerie!
The rest of the game is pretty damn scary too:
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Scans of Shinrei Camera, a new 3DS game co-developed by Tecmo’s Fatal Frame team and Nintendo.
As you can surmise from the title and these shorts, it’s a horor game that takes advantage of the 3DS’s augmented reality capabilities. The game will come with an “AR Notebook” that you can point your camera at in-game to reveal hidden messages, clues, and even demons.
1UP translated Famitsu's preview of the game, with comments from producer Keisuke Kikuchi:
“Shinrei Camera will feature three game modes: a story-driven adventure set in the same world as the rest of the Fatal Frame series; a minigame collection that uses the AR notebook; and a ‘ghost camera’ mode that allows you to snap supernatural pictures of yourself and your friends.
'Compared to previous Fatal Frame titles … there isn’t as much actual time spent with the game itself — that’s because you’ll also be spending time turning pages on the AR notebook and looking around in real life instead of moving your character around.’”
Like Fatal Frame IV, Nintendo will publish this in Japan, and has no plans yet to release this in the U.S.
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