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Appropriately enough, that particular release date falls on a Friday, when 3DS gamers will be able to get their hands on the new augmented reality game from Tecmo Koei.
from Nintendo’s press release:
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir introduces a mysterious girl named Maya who has been hiding in the shadows of an old house. Players must help Maya break free from a terrifying curse by aiding her escape from the clutches of a malevolent woman in black. By using the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in camera, players can view Maya in their own surroundings as the game’s eerie events unfold.
Included with the game is a 16-page AR Book, known as the “diary of faces” in the game’s Story Mode, which serves as a gateway into this haunting experience. As players view the book’s images through the lenses of the Nintendo 3DS camera, they enter its pages using augmented reality. At times, pages will come to life in the form of movies, revealing past events that offer insights into the mysteries surrounding the diary. In other moments, characters will emerge from the pages into the player’s world via augmented reality in the form of evil spirits that attack from all directions.
“Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir will give Nintendo 3DS owners an extraordinary new way to enjoy the system’s augmented-reality features and 3D capabilities,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Everywhere they go, they’ll be able to transform their real-world surroundings into a chilling hand-held adventure.”
Shigeru Miyamoto’s been in France giving some interviews and a press conference and this week, dropping a bunch of tidbits about upcoming Nintendo projects. Yesterday he confirmed that Super Mario could be out this year and will play like a mix of Galaxy and 64. Today, he tells us he’s working on a new Zelda (on 3DS), a new Mario, Mario Kart 3DS, and a new Pikmin (for an unspecified platform). Also revealed was that Nintendo is working on new AR games, though that was about as elaborate as that quote got – no word on whether that’s for retail, downloadable or both.
Miyamoto says his goal is to use 3D to surprise the player, and to that end there are a few diffferent concepts being experimented with at Nintendo, such as a game that has the player guessing an object by looking around an seeing it from different angles; another concept has each eye seeing a different image, which Miyamoto would like to use for a ghost game. Connectivity between the 3DS and an “upcoming home console” is also being discussed, but naturally there wasn’t much else said about that.
Miyamoto also gave a status update on the N64 remakes coming this summer, saying that development on both Ocarina and Star Fox is now done, with just some translation tweaks to be made for Zelda (which he confirmed will run at 30FPS, 10 better than the original game). Star Fox will include a couple of different shooting control options, and for the first time will retain the “Star Fox 64″ name across all regions. No Lylat Wars 3D for Europe, then.
While not 3DS-specific, he did mention that they’re planning on dropping a bunch of merch for the upcoming Zelda 25th Anniversary celebrations, so make sure you start putting some savings aside for that.
You can catch the entire conference in Japanese/French here.
Source: NeoGAF and NeoGAF
Image Source: Gameblog.fr
This sweet design is available now and sells for a reasonable price ($17.99) to boot. I have a feeling these will be quite popular actually, especially considering they actually work with the 3DS AR Games.