Saturday, October 06, 2012

Pre-order Harry Potter for Kinect Xbox Game

Harry Potter for Kinect will incorporate all of the 8 Harry Potter books and will bring that all to you in an immersive way by using the Kinect sensor. Harry Potter is aimed at children, so don’t expect any hardcore or complex action in this game. There will be 30-ish levels in the game, each bringing you a highlight of one of the eight books. You will not play one of the Harry Potter heroes, instead you’ll play yourself, as scanned by Kinect and sorted into a house by the sorting hat. Gameplay will consist mostly of basic Kinect moves (jumping, sidestepping, ducking, waving arms, aiming). Spells are selected by using voice commands. The game is pretty short, only about 4 to 6 hours.

Utilizing controller-free and voice recognition technology available only on Kinect, players will attend Hogwarts, interact with professors, students and friends, call out spells to cast against opponents, brew potions, and even fly as they race on broomsticks to be the first to catch the Golden Snitch in a Quidditch match. Harry Potter for Kinect allows players, for the first time, to attend Hogwarts as part of the wizarding world.