“EA wields its magic, adding Kinect mode to its upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Videogame”, That is how the title to the recent press release reads. This was announced at The Beginning of Gamescom this year, and to some it may be quite a big announcement. The first thing that popped into my head when I read the press release was a similar Game that is coming to the PS Move, named Sorcery , which is being touted as a hardcore game for the upcoming motion controller. The lacklustre line-up for the Kinect seemed to be swaying gamers away from the device and this may a way to reel some of them back.
Now to give a little detail about the game itself. “With all of the action taking place outside of Hogwarts for the first time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 sees Harry on the run” This is certainly something exciting for the series, we finally get to venture outside those grey walls of Hogwarts. The press release also indicates there will be more action in this game as well, as you there will be “fighting for survival at every turn”. The game is being built with the HD consoles being the priority, “while the Kinect experience on Xbox 360 offers exclusive challenges, for either single player or two player co-op, playing as Harry, Ron or Hermione.”
Jonathan Bunney, Vice President at EA Bright Light Studios says “Our Kinect challenges allow players to literally cast magic from the palm of their hand, completely controller free, to enhance and deepen the overall play experience; and, even better, we have enabled a special co-op mode with Kinect allowing two people to fight Death Eaters side-by-side for the first time in any Harry Potter game.”
So if gyrating your hands with a friend, in the same room, to cast magic spells sounds like fun to you, then this game should be a blast. It really seems co-op is a big deal in this Deathly Hollow Part 1 and it actually sounds fun. Also, it’s not Kinectimals. We will have to wait until this autumn to know for sure. It comeing to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC, and mobile devices.