There was a palpable irritation filling our Twitter feed when Sony started to discuss Wonderbook during its GamesCom 2012 press conference earlier today. But, by the time the company was done, we noticed a distinct change in tune – Wonderbook is cool, and it has the potential to sell gangbusters. Heck, even we’re sold.
The platform holder started by reiterating its commitment to upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Wonderbook: Book of Spells. The accompanying trailer failed to really reveal anything new, but it served as a reminder of the product's overarching concept: to bring stories to life courtesy of augmented reality and PlayStation Move.
J.K. Rowling’s latest endeavour wasn’t the only title Sony had to discuss, however. It went on to tease Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler, a brand new noire detective story in development at arty outfit Moonbot Studios.
It also confirmed that BBC and Supermassive Games are working on a Walking with Dinosaurs title, which will allow players to interact with various extinct animals in an innovative and educational way.
Finally, Sony revealed that Disney has signed up to produce a whole slew of exclusive Wonderbook titles, cementing the peripheral’s status as a pretty big deal. Seriously, with the right marketing, this is going to be absolutely huge.