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Horror-tastic Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir heading to 3DS on July 29th
by Will Wilson 13/4/2012
Product: Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir
Developer: Koei Tecmo
Publisher: Nintendo
Format: 3DS
Genre: Action
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If there's one survival-horror franchise that deserves an HD reworking or just simply another entry, it's the excellent Project Zero / Fatal Frame series of games.

While that's unlikely to happen any time soon, 3DS-owning fans of scary games should mark July 29th in their calendars, for that's when Tecmo Koei will be releasing Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir into the European wilds.

The game, a spiritual successor to the Fatal Frame series, transforms the 3DS's camera into the fabled "Camera Obscura": a camera that can detect and destroy ghastly spirits lurking in the everyday world.

Instead of fighting against ghosts in a nightmarish Japanese village, as in Fatal Frame, you do battle with spectres in Spirit Camera that exist in the real world - sneaking up behind you and warping through walls to claw at your face.

Terrifying prospect

Spirit Camera comes with a full Story mode supported by a separate AR book called the Purple Diary, as well as a Challenge mode that sees you face off against the various nasties you'll encounter in the main game.

It'll be interesting to see just how effectively Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir can deliver the scares - AR games so far have hardly been the most terrifying titles around.

We'll no doubt find out (from behind the sofa) when the game launches on July 29th.
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