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'Harry Potter for Kinect' announced - first trailer, images

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Harry Potter for Kinect has been announced by WB Interactive Entertainment.

The game covers the events of all eight films, with players using Kinect to control the series' most iconic scenes.


As an example of how the game will work, to cast spells in wizard duels players will use both hand gestures and their voice to call out spell names just like in the movies.

The Kinect camera's face detecting feature will also be used, allowing players to put themselves into the game and join Harry, Ron and Hermione.

Using their own avatar, players will be able to visit Ollivanders, choose a house with the sorting hat and take part in mini-games such as casting spells and Quidditch.

"Harry Potter for Kinect will engage Harry Potter fans old and new by bringing them into the wizarding world as truly active participants," said WB's Samantha Ryan.

"Kids and parents will enjoy recreating their favorite Harry Potter adventures, from flying a broomstick in a Quidditch match, to battling pixies and duelling other wizards."

Harry Potter for Kinect will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 this autumn.

Screenshot gallery - see the first images of Harry Potter for Kinect below:

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