Since the release of the Kinect, much of the gaming world has seen a drastic change. Motion control has really taken off, and has seen some very exciting projects. The 360 is now a showcase for many popular entertainment apps which feature the Kinect's voice recognition and hand gestures. More importantly though, we've been given some great games. Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
, Double Fine Happy Action Theater
, and Kinect Star Wars
have virtually transported us to seemingly different worlds.
Announced today is a brand new Kinect experience based on one of the most popular and most adored franchises of all time; Harry Potter for Kinect
. After creating a unique character using the Kinect's face scanning technology, you'll follow Harry, Ron, and Hermione through all eight films. With the ability of hand gestures and voice recognition, casting comes naturally by calling out spell names and making physical maneuvers.
“Harry Potter for Kinect will engage Harry Potter fans old and new by bringing them into the wizarding world as truly active participants,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Kids and parents will enjoy recreating their favourite Harry Potter adventures, from flying a broomstick in a Quidditch match, to battling pixies and duelling other wizards.”Get your first wand at Ollivander's.Save Hermione from the troll.Plant your very own Mandrakes.Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter for Kinect gives players the opportunity to experience some of the films’ most memorable moments, both as the relevant characters or as their own avatars, including visiting Ollivanders, choosing a house at Hogwarts, and confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a climactic final battle. Players who master their lessons can also take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.
is expected to release sometime this fall.