Wonderbook: Book of Spells News
News Wonderbook: Book of Spells Failed to Enchant Store Shelves
Harry Potter spin-off could have sold better
Wonderbook: Book of Spells was a fine experiment that failed to cast a charm on as many consumers as Sony expected. Despite a strong marketing push in Europe, SCEUK’s Fergal Gara has admitted that the innovative title “could have sold better”, even though it did “respectively well”. “I am...
News Wonderbook Was Originally Conceived Over Seven Years Ago
Once upon a time
Sony will conjure Wonderbook: Book of Spells onto store shelves later this week – over seven years after the magical adventure was originally conceived. Chatting with VG247 at an industry event in London, art director Masami Kochi explained that the family friendly idea pre-dates even the PlayStation 3. “Back in 2005, when I...
News Purchase a 12GB PlayStation 3 and Wonderbook for £119.99
A kind of magic
If you’re looking for a decent stocking-filler this Christmas, UK retailer GameStation is running a magical deal. At the time of writing you can score a 12GB PlayStation 3 console with a copy of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, a Wonderbook accessory, a PlayStation Move motion controller, and a PlayStation Eye camera for – wait for it...
News Delve Behind the Magic of Wonderbook: Book of Spells
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...
Preview Wonderbook: Book of Spells Makes Reading Magical
The outrage and controversy caused by Wonderbook: Book of Spells’ elongated E3 showing has made it difficult to discuss the augmented reality experience objectively. And yet here we have one of the most unique and commercially viable casual gaming products Sony has produced since the Eye Toy. The Harry Potter spin-off doesn’t have...
News Wonderbook: Book of Spells Conjures New PS3 Bundles
A kind of magic
Wonderbook: Book of Spells is brimming with potential. The augmented reality PlayStation 3 exclusive has the opportunity to tempt both hardcore Harry Potter fanatics and casual gamers alike – assuming Sony gets its marketing department in order. It’s made the first step by announcing that newcomers in Europe will be able to...
News Wonderbook: Book of Spells Enchants Stores on 13th November
Harry Potter spin-off Wonderbook: Book of Spells may not be the most obvious PlayStation 3 blockbuster of the year, but it’s clear that Sony has big plans for the augmented reality title. That’s been underlined by a North American release date of 13th November – right at the start of the gift giving season. The J.K. Rowling...
News Wonderbook Commits Brand New Franchises to Paper
Brought to life
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...
News Wonderbook is Sony's Big Christmas Focus
Sony are hoping that its exclusive Harry Potter spin-off Wonderbook: Book of Spells will cast some serious magic over the holiday season — so much so that it's been pegged internally as PlayStation 3's big Christmas seller. In an interview with MCV, Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara held Wonderbook up as one of the most...
Reaction Wonderbook Should Not Be Overlooked
Wonderbook seems to be the butt of many E3 jokes this year. Aggrieved core gamers feel that Studio London’s latest casual endeavour should have been sacrificed in favour of a greater Vita push. They’re half right – we’ve already criticised Sony and said that its lacklustre Vita display was a huge mistake – but while...
News Wonderbook: Book of Spells Enchants PlayStation 3
One of the more unexpected announcements from Sony's E3 press conference was Wonderbook, a new interactive augmented reality book that works with the PlayStation Eye to bring stories to life. Wonderbook itself will be compatible with a variety of different experiences, but Sony dedicated the product's reveal to one in particular: Book...