» News: Sony Launches Wonderbook Peripheral, Harry Potter-based Game

L.E. Green

|    Thursday, November 15, 2012

If you remember our discussion on Playstation Canada’s 2012 Holiday Preview Event, you may recall the interest we took in the new Wonderbook augmented reality peripheral for Playstation 3, a new code-covered book that can be used with a variety of games. Well, Sony Computer Entertainment officially released Wonderbook this week, and its first title, the Harry Potter-based Book of Spells, which was developed in partnership with J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore online experience (apparently the first of a few products to result from said partnership).

Book of Spells fully utilizes the Wonderbook’s compatilibity with the Playstation Eye and Playstation Move to give players a glimpse into the world of Harry Potter in a completely new way; by allowing them to learn spells for themselves, using the Move controller as a wand, It also includes a bit of a story to push the experience along. Wonderbook: Book of Spells is available for a surprisingly reasonable $39.99 with the book and game, or in a bundle with the Playstation Eye and one Move controller for $79.99. Upcoming Wonderbook titles include Diggs Nightcrawler, BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs, a Disney title and more.


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