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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A demo for Harry Potter for Kinect has hit the digital store shelves and is currently available to download for all Gold members on Xbox Live, but don’t fret Silver members next Tuesday, the 18th, it shall be available to you too. The demo launches in prep for the game’s October 9th release date. With such little fanfare surrounding Harry Potter for Kinect‘s upcoming release the demo is certainly in order and we highly recommend checking it out to prep for what is to come. If you are interested in downloading the demo click HERE!
Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment has released some new Harry Potter For Kinect screenshots for Gamescom. The screenshots can be able to be found at the bottom of the article by following the link to read on. There is also a possible release date for the game according to the US Xbox Live Marketplace, which lists the game as coming out on October 9th. The screens have only heightened our anticipation for the game and we look forward to the supposed October 9th release.
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The Once Upon a Monster: New Chapter DLC is cheap this week, not part of the usual DoTW but as part of Kinect Central. From today until the 2nd, the DLC is half price at 200 MSP, which is a steal for that price. The New Chapter DLC takes place with new alien monster friends. It lasts roughly the same amount of time as any other chapter from the game and is just as high a quality as the retail game. You can pick the DLC up here but be quick, its only half price until the 2nd of July.
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.