Nintendo gets spooky in San Francisco tonight for Spirit Camera 3DS AR game

Get your ghoul down to the San Remo Hotel

Nintendo gets spooky in San Francisco tonight for Spirit Camera 3DS AR game

Good news for San Francisco-based 3DS fans.

Tonight, from 9pm until midnight PT, Nintendo is hosting a free promotional event to publicise its upcoming investigative horror game Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir, which will include an opportunity to play the game ahead of its release date.

Fright night

As befitting an augmented reality scare-fest such as Spirit Camera, the event will be taking place in 'an authentic haunted hotel'- specifically, the San Remo Hotel.

While the alleged haunting of the San Remo Hotel is a well-documented urban legend, the press release makes it sound like Nintendo will be manning the hotel with actors to help create a guaranteed paranormal atmosphere.

Because of the haunted house atmosphere, Nintendo is strictly enforcing an 18+ age limit on attendees.

Bangs in the night

Still, for gamers, more appealing than staged scares and the general ambience, will be the opportunity to get some hands-on time with the upcoming 3DS title.

With any luck, Nintendo will demonstrate how it plans to integrate the 16-page AR 'Diary of Faces' that comes with the game into the gameplay of the eagerly-anticipated title.

And even if it doesn't show this particular aspect, the advertised food and drink - alongside with the spooky hotel atmosphere - should make the event worth attending.

Attendance to the event is open to the public from 9pm to midnight albeit on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir will be available in North America on 13 April, with a release planned for Europe.

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