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.
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Harry Potter for Kinect has been a little lax on details but 123Kinect has conjured up some new info on the gameplay. First and foremost the game is going to be aimed at the younger audience, children below the age of 10, so don’t expect much violence or anything too taxing gameplay-wise. There will be around 30 different levels all, comprising of scenes from the seven books and it won’t last a particularly long while; coming in at 4-6 hours. Most of the controls will be simple motion movements rather than small gestures and spells will be selected using voice commands. Lastly, you will likely not be playing as any of the Harry Potter cast as you will instead be using the Kinect to scan yourself in, before being put into a house via the sorting hat.
Warner Brothers has announced that they are developing a new Harry Potter game exclusively for Kinect which is cleverly titled Harry Potter for Kinect. The game will span the entire Harry Potter saga, dropping players into a plethora exciting events. For the first time ever, you’ll literally be able to grab a snitch, and wield a wand as you face off against Voldemort thanks to the motion sensing capabilities of Kinect. The game will also include a variety of competitive mini-games. During your adventure you’ll be able to step into the shoes of famous wizards such as Hermoine Granger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter himself, but for the first time ever you’ll actually be able to scan your own face into the game and become a student at Hogwarts. Harry Potter for Kinect (which is being developed by Eurocom) will hit store shelves this fall. Check out the first trailer for the game above and read on to check out the first gallery of images from the game.