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"Deathly Hallows" Video Game to be Kinect-Compatible, Phelps Twins Demonstrate Gamepaly

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Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2010, 05:31 PM

News has come from a press conference as part of Electronic Arts (EA) GamesCon 2010, regarding a new spell casting ability appearing on the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" video game.  The forthcoming game will be Microsoft Kinect-compatible, which will allow for players to "cast spells offensively and defensively."  This feature will be available on the XBox 360 platform when the game is released in November.  Actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) appeared as part of the press conference, and, as report on relates:

James and Oliver Phelps, who played the Weasely Twins in the film franchise, entered onstage with a small firework explosion and demoed the game. The twins shot spells by moving their hands in the way they would a wand, while casting defensive barriers by holding up both hands. 
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 with a horde of merciless enemies on his tail. Players will find themselves in unknown territory, far from the safety of the school grounds, fighting for survival at every turn. The new game engine, built specifically to leverage the technology of HD consoles, ensures high definition graphics and intense action gameplay on all platforms 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.
"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."
Video of the Phelps Twins at the event can be viewed via this link.

Many thanks to Erna and SS!

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738 Points

I wonder if it will be similar to HBP for the Wii. I hope so. I loved the wand movement stuff.

Posted by tearsoflemonade [FTC!] on August 17, 2010, 06:18 PM report to moderator
151 Points

it looks not verry good! i hope they make an update ;)

Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 17, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
151 Points

later on*

Posted by L. Ravenclaw on August 17, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
261 Points

I’m not very impressed with the Kinect so far. I expected more. It still has a looooong way to go.

Posted by Thio on August 17, 2010, 07:23 PM report to moderator
5389 Points

Gotta see. hope its good

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on August 17, 2010, 07:26 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Cool! I actually do not know what the Kinect is…… (I am a little technically challenged)

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on August 17, 2010, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on August 17, 2010, 08:26 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

Sounds good but i have no idea what Kinect means. :/

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 17, 2010, 08:37 PM report to moderator
433 Points

I bet this means it will be on Sony Move too. For those that don’t know, Kinect is an addition you can buy for the XBOX 360 that works similarly to the Wii, however you don’t need a remote control. The kinect is supposed to read your body movements without it. Sony Move, however, is an addition for the PS3 and you still need a remote, which looks very similar to the wii.

Posted by mollywobble on August 17, 2010, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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Posted by magicmaniac on August 17, 2010, 10:59 PM report to moderator
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Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on August 17, 2010, 11:36 PM report to moderator
2059 Points

as long fred and george are there… I’m willing to have it…

Posted by ♫Dumbledore'sApprentice♫ on August 18, 2010, 02:30 AM report to moderator
8317 Points

I’ll definitely get it. Love those stuff.

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on August 18, 2010, 04:25 AM report to moderator
3455 Points

i hope that they make the co-op available on the wii as well! i’ve always wanted these games to be multi-player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on August 18, 2010, 06:41 AM report to moderator
13617 Points

i bet fred n george loved doin the demo lol
sounds cool!

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on August 18, 2010, 06:51 AM report to moderator
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