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"Deathly Hallows" Video Game to be Kinect-Compatible, Phelps Twins Demonstrate Gamepaly

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Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2010, 05:31 PM

News has come from a press conference as part of Electronic Arts (EA) GamesCon 2010, regarding a new spell casting ability appearing on the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" video game.  The forthcoming game will be Microsoft Kinect-compatible, which will allow for players to "cast spells offensively and defensively."  This feature will be available on the XBox 360 platform when the game is released in November.  Actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) appeared as part of the press conference, and, as report on GamePro.com relates:

James and Oliver Phelps, who played the Weasely Twins in the film franchise, entered onstage with a small firework explosion and demoed the game. The twins shot spells by moving their hands in the way they would a wand, while casting defensive barriers by holding up both hands. 
With all of the action taking place outside of Hogwarts for the first time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 sees Harry on the run with a horde of merciless enemies on his tail. Players will find themselves in unknown territory, far from the safety of the school grounds, fighting for survival at every turn. The new game engine, built specifically to leverage the technology of HD consoles, ensures high definition graphics and intense action gameplay on all platforms while the Kinect experience on Xbox 360 offers exclusive challenges, for either single player or two player co-op, playing as Harry, Ron or Hermione.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is non-stop action with Harry defending himself against a host of menacing enemies,” said Jonathan Bunney, Vice President and Head of Production at EA Bright Light Studios. "Our Kinect challenges allow players to literally cast magic from the palm of their hand, completely controller free, to enhance and deepen the overall play experience; and, even better, we have enabled a special co-op mode with Kinect allowing two people to fight Death Eaters side-by-side for the first time in any Harry Potter game."
Video of the Phelps Twins at the event can be viewed via this link.

Many thanks to Erna and SS!

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21 Comments

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13617 Points

i bet fred n george loved doin the demo lol
sounds cool!

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on August 18, 2010, 06:51 AM report to moderator
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1740 Points

That sounds great!

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10268 Points

Sorry to go totally off-topic, but I can’t figure out how to notify Leaky about a Potter-related news item that should be reported, so here it is:

Effective August 25, the Potter Puppet Pals folks will no longer be able to market their tee-shirts and other gear, due apparently to a threat of a copyright infringement lawsuit from Warner Brothers. So this is your last opportunity to order yours! (In the interests of full disclosure, I hereby reveal that I have NO connections whatsoever with the young mad geniuses behind PPP, other than that I proudly wear – and drink my coffee out of – some of their merchandise.)

The tee-shirts order page can be found at www.bluetigertees.com/pppstore.htm. And : PPPPPP to WB for spoiling a fun little grassroots enterprise out of corporate greed!

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on August 18, 2010, 04:30 PM report to moderator
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1985 Points

Fred & George are so hott<3

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on August 18, 2010, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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1061 Points

@mollywobble thanks for explaining it. :)

I love the games on the wii and can’t wait for the deathly hallows one!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on August 18, 2010, 08:38 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

That looks great!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 22, 2010, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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