This year’s E3 saw the reveal of Sony’s latest Playstation Move-based peripheral, Wonderbook. While their presentation of it wasn’t the greatest, with technical difficulties and a runtime that felt endless, the technology on display was still pretty cool. Using augmented reality to project images on the Wonderbook, creating the illusion of a book coming to life. And they certainly choose the right thing to show it off, that being J.K. Rowling’s Wonderbook: Book of Spells.
Based very much on the Harry Potter universe (though you’ll be hard pressed to find mention of The Boy Who Lived) Book of Spells will turn the Move into a magic wand and let players learn iconic spells like Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus.
If you’ve always wanted to see what it’s like to be a Hufflepuff then you’re in luck as Sony have just announced a release date and pricing for Book of Spells. November 13th is the date for the US release, with a couple of bundles being available.
First up for those of you who don’t already have a Move there’s the “Wonderbook: Book of Spells Move Bundle” which includes: Book of Spells game, Wonderbook peripheral, PlayStation Eye and a PlayStation Move controller. That’ll set you back $79.99, but if you already have a Move (and therefore a Playstation Eye too) you can get the standalone pack containing just the game and Wonderbook peripheral for $39.99.
While you wait a couple of months for the release, check out the first developer diary for Book of Spells to get some behind the scenes info on the making of the game.[youtube id=”cBrUmSPez74″ width=”620″ height=”360″]