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Delve Behind the Magic of Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Posted by Sammy Barker

Witchcraft and sorcery

Having got our hands on Wonderbook: Book of Spells recently, we’re eagerly anticipating the release of the full game. The PlayStation Move-enhanced magic ‘em up takes excellent advantage of Sony’s new book peripheral, pulling you into a fantasy world courtesy of augmented reality technology. It’s designed with children in mind, but we reckon it’s going to appeal to big kids too. It’s a really neat idea.

This brand new trailer talks a little bit about what you can expect from the complete campaign. The experience is split into chapters, with new spells introduced along the way. Intriguingly, each spell comes with a bit of back story – which we suspect is J.K. Rowling’s contribution.

Book of Spells looks like a must for Potter fans. Are you planning on picking it up?

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (5)

get2sammybAdmin

#1

get2sammyb said:

I am strangely excited for this! Like, I actually can't wait for it to come out.

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

This trailer has got me a little less dismissive of the entire thing - the water spell and the pop-up book action sequences (I'm a sucker for pop-up books) - so that's something. My kids enjoyed EyePet (still need to get Friends) but they don't have any interest in Potter. So I'm at least interested enough that I'm now looking forward to the reviews. Amazon has it for $35 - book and game - so it's a lot closer to being bought.

Things I'ld like to know before buying - length of main campaign, background Potter knowledge required, replayability via pick up and play minigames

KALofKRYPTON

#4

KALofKRYPTON said:

@rjejr Whatever you do, how ever cheap it is, don't bother with EyePet & Friends!

I thought probably much the same as you- 'she likes EyePet, more of the same sould be fine' etc etc

There is simply no improvement whatsoever, the loading times are longer(!) and the game seems to struggle at the best of times, let alone with 2 pets on screen. My daughter never even saw the game. I did the same as I did with EyePet, started up, set up etc just to check it would all be fine and not too frustrating for her- it was frustrating for me! Horrible, horrible game.

Stick with the first EyePet.

JavierYHL

#5

JavierYHL said:

looks really good...hope sony advertise it well...it could be a new killer app for the ps3...

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