Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US 22nd Jan 2007
  • EU 13th Apr 2007


  • Review Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

    A return to the text-based games of the past

    Hotel Dusk is entirely a throwback to retro text based games with some gameplay that really shines. You play the game horizontally (Brain Age style) and only use the touch screen. By conversing with the local hotel guests, bits and pieces of the back story of the mysterious hotel come about, as well as...

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 News

  • Talking Point What DS & 3DS Games Would You Still Like To See On Switch?

    Dual-screen dreams

    We are still receiving top-notch releases by the bucketload on Switch, but as the console enters the latter phase of its lifespan, we are well and truly in remake & remaster territory. The Wii U barrel has quickly run dry (though some remain that we'd like to see make the jump to the hybrid) and recent years have seen Nintendo...

  • News Trace Memory, Hotel Dusk Writer's New Adventure Game Blows Past Crowd-Funding Goal

    Dark Auction: Hitler's Legacy is 170% funded

    Japanese developer IzanagiGames, Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its new 'authentic mystery adventure' title called Dark Auction: Hitler's Legacy. At the time of writing, the game has been fully funded at 170% of the 2 million JPY goal and looks to be heading to Switch next year. Set in the...

  • News Former Cing Vice President Would Like the Story of Hotel Dusk to Continue

    Seeking Kyle Hyde

    The story of developer Cing is just about as morose as their cult hit adventure title, Hotel Dusk: Room 215. Signed on to develop with Nintendo, Cing released several interesting games, including Little King's Story and Another Code (aka Trace Memory), but were unable to escape a fate of bankruptcy. They released

  • News Cing Goes Bankrupt

    Over ¥200m owed by Hotel Dusk developer

    Gloomy economical times have led to the early check-out of Hotel Dusk developer Cing, who recently filed for bankruptcy having amassed debts of over ¥200m (approximately $2.2m or £1.3m.) Despite releasing several critically-acclaimed titles, including Hotel Dusk follow-up Last Window and the Another Code...

  • News Hotel Dusk Is Getting A Sequel

    Goes by the name of Last Window

    Hotel Dusk: Room 215 was a great little mystery game for the DS. Set in a hotel in 1979 Los Angeles, developer CING combined mystery text adventure with a graphic novel style while crafting a decidedly DS experience. And now it's getting a sequel. Quietly announced by Nintendo, Last Window: Midnight Promise takes...

About The Game

Los Angeles, 1979. Players take the role of Kyle Hyde, an ex-cop turned salesman trying to track down a missing friend. Clues lead to an eerie, old hotel rumored to have one very strange room – a room where wishes are granted. Players check in and get ready for a night of surprises as they meet a cast of unusual characters and try to unravel the mystery in Hotel Dusk: Room 215, a gritty new graphic adventure for the Nintendo DS.

  • Players hold their Nintendo DS like a book and use the touch screen to grill characters, search for clues and solve mystifying puzzles.
  • Players follow the plot twists and turns as they hunt for their missing friend and investigate the mysteries of Hotel Dusk.

The DS system is held like a book, which allows characters on the screens to face left or right for more realistic conversations. The unique controls let even novices enjoy themselves. The unique hand-drawn character portraits and their animations are in black and white, making them exceedingly distinctive and able stand out, graphically speaking, from the rest of the game. In the tradition of Trace Memory™, the use of the DS to solve riddles is alive and well in Hotel Dusk: Room 215.