Posted by: kurtsh | August 26, 2010

NEWS: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows for Xbox 360 Kinect

image If you’ve ever used the XBox 360 Kinect for any decent amount of time and thought about what it’s potential is, you surely have thought about the “spellcaster” scenario where through a mixture of voice/verbal commands and hand gestures one could literally cast a spell within an Xbox 360 game providing all the realism that fantasy game players have wanted for so long.

Well, it’s being worked on.  Meet Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows for Xbox 360 Kinect:

The new game is an adaptation of the upcoming movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) and it lets you perform spells with just your hands. For example, players can use stupefy, expelliarmus, protego, windgardium leviosa, and others by moving their arms and hands in particular motions. (No actual magic wand is required).

For Harry Potter fans, this one’s going to be a must-have.  For everyone else, there are plenty of other Kinect titles to choose from. You can keep track of the growing list here.


The photo above is an actual screen shot of the game in progress per the Electronic Arts web site at


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