Harry Potter for Kinect Takes You to Hogwarts this Autumn
Written Friday, May 25, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Just when you thought the Harry Potter franchise was done and dusted, Warner Bros Games has today announced the imaginatively titled Harry Potter for Kinect, which takes you back to Hogwarts for some wand-waving, spell-casting adventure featuring the cast of the movie saga.
Spread across all eight films, you'll be able to play as any of the main witches or wizards, such as Harry Potter (well, duh), Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, as you embark upon a journey through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts and beyond. Alternatively, you can scan your own face in to the game using Kinect, and play with a fixed rictus grin that makes you look like you can only experience one single emotion. Brilliant.
As you'd expect, Harry Potter for Kinect will enable you to cast spells using physical gestures and voice-recognition, realising all of your deepest Harry Potter fantasies. You can even catch a golden snitch during a bout of Quidditch, and engage in some fun Harry mini-games. John Hurt will even teach you stuff and flog you a wand. Huzzah.
Harry Potter for Kinect is being developed by Eurocom and will be out in autumn 2012. Give the trailer and first three screens a quick look below.