It’s time to put your wizard hats on again, Harry Potter for Kinect was released in North America yesterday. If you live in Europe though, you’ll have to wait until Friday but then you too, can join in on the spell casting. Using Kinect you will take part in various moments from throughout the eight films, using not only motion control but also voice commands. If you can’t get hold of the game yet though, do not despair, for there is a demo to whet your appetite and tie you over until the game finds it’s way into your possession. If that isn’t enough then check out the press release below for some more details on the games features.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF HARRY POTTER™ FOR KINECT
Interact with Witches and Wizards at Hogwarts™ and Beyond in a Magical New Way Made Possible Only with Kinect for Xbox 360
Burbank, CA – October 9, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eurocom today announced the North American release of Harry Potter™ for Kinect™. Available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the game allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™ on an extraordinary and magical adventure through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond.
Harry Potter for Kinect gives players the opportunity to play as some of their favorite characters from the Harry Potter series – and, utilizing the face scanning technology available only through Kinect for Xbox 360, the ability to create a wizard or witch character in their likeness, allowing players themselves to become active participants in the game.
Using Kinect controller-free and voice recognition technology, players can cast spells at opponents, repel Dementors™, battle Death Eaters, duck to avoid the wild branches of the Whomping Willow™, swim alongside Grindylows in the lake, and dodge dangerous Bludgers during a Quidditch™ match.
Harry Potter for Kinect, which is based on all eight Harry Potter films, gives players the opportunity to relive some of the movies’ most memorable moments, from being Sorted at Hogwarts to confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a climactic final battle. Additionally, players can take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.
Harry Potter for Kinect is now available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). The game is rated E10+, appropriate for everyone 10 years and older. For more information about Harry Potter for Kinect, visit harrypotterforkinect.com.