At long last, the very first title for the new Wonderbook peripheral, Wonderbook: Book of Spells, officially launches today.
The team at SCE London Studios worked hard to conjure up a truly amazing experience using the latest in augmented reality technology. Starting today, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter and begin learning the art of spell-casting while using your PlayStation Move motion controller as your magic wand.
The book features new and original writing from J.K. Rowling, and will allow you to learn about the histories of some of the well-known spells from the Harry Potter series, as well as other interesting insights.
Over the past few months, we’ve shared that Wonderbook: Book of Spells unlocks the secrets of casting your favourite spells like Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus. Today, I’m excited to share that the book will also teach you another very powerful spell – Expecto Patronum!
With this incantation, you’ll have the chance to discover the animal form of your very own Patronus, the manifestation of your positive thoughts and your best weapon to drive away attacks from Dementors. That’s just a small taste of the magic that we have in store for you.
To help celebrate the launch of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, we’re excited to give you a brand new developer diary video. In our third instalment of ‘Making of’ diaries, our team gathered to show you how the game’s creatures took shape.
We are incredibly proud of the art in Wonderbook: Book of Spells – from the many creatures you meet, to the effects and rigging used to bring them to life. Our team of technical artists, animators and concept artists really dedicated themselves to the task of creating something special for children to interact with.
Thanks for watching and we hope that you enjoy Wonderbook: Book of Spells this Christmas season.
You can purchase Book of Spells across Europe today, in Australia and New Zealand tomorrow, and in the UK and Ireland on Friday – see our recent post for details on the various editions available!