news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

EA Implementing Kinect in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1


EA has announced that their upcoming film-based Harry Potter game, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, will support Microsoft’s hands-free Kinect control scheme when it releases this fall. The controller will allow players to use physical gestures to cast spells against their opponents, and supports a co-op mode for getting two people waving their arms around in the name of magic.

“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.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 will release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC and mobile devices alongside the film this fall.

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