GamesCom 2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 The Videogame to Use Kinect

By François Chang

August 17, 2010

EA Play and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 The Videogame on Xbox 360 will have exclusive Kinect features. It promises to leave players with an experience that puts the power into the players’ hands. So I guess we really won’t know what that is until we actually get our hands on it.

The Kinect experience will be available for both single player or two player co-op, along with the option to play as Harry, Ron or Hermoine.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is non-stop action with Harry defending himself against a host of menacing enemies,” said Jonathan Bunney, Vice President and Head of Production at EA Bright Light Studios. “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.”

Now, instead of waving your hands pretending, you can actually have your physical gestures respond on screen as you cast magic. Let’s just hope it plays as good as it sounds! We hope to have our hands on this as soon as it drops this Autumn.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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