Harry Potter fans - it's been too long. The movies have come and gone, Pottermore is Potter-less and there's no new books to come. What's a Hufflepuff to do?
Get that wizard wand a-waving, that's what!
'Harry Potter for Kinect' is coming to the Xbox 360 this Spring.
Based on all eight Harry Potter films, Harry Potter for Kinect allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they embark on a journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - and beyond.
With Kinect’s scanning technology, for the first time ever in a Harry Potter game, players will be able to scan in their own face to create a unique witch or wizard to journey through the adventures of the film. You WILL BE HERMIONE. (maybe)
Of course, if you have been to a Defence of the Dark Arts class in your time, you'll be pleased to learn that Kinect’s hands-free and voice recognition capabilities allow gamers to cast spells using physical manoeuvres and by calling out spell names, offering an extraordinary, immersive Harry Potter experience.
Do you have your Patronus ready?
“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.”
WB have promised that Harry Potter for Kinect will give players the opportunity to experience the Harry Potter films’ most memorable moments, both as the famous 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.
Sounds pretty good, and if you don't mind waving your wand in public (not a euphemism) could be the game to replace Star Wars on the Kinect.
Time will tell.