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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces the launch of HARRY POTTER™ FOR KINECT

Interact with Witches and Wizards at HogwartsTM and Beyond in a Magical New Way Made Possible Only with Kinect for Xbox 360

London, UK – October 12, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eurocom today announced the UK release of Harry Potter™ for Kinect™.  Available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft the game allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™ on an extraordinary and magical adventure through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond.

Harry Potter for Kinect gives players the opportunity to play as some of their favorite characters from the Harry Potter series – and, utilizing the face scanning technology available only through Kinect for Xbox 360, the ability to create a wizard or witch character in their likeness, allowing players themselves to become active participants in the game. 

Using Kinect controller-free and voice recognition technology, players can cast spells at opponents, repel Dementors™, battle Death Eaters, duck to avoid the wild branches of the Whomping Willow™, swim alongside Grindylows in the lake, and dodge dangerous Bludgers during a Quidditch™ match. 

Harry Potter for Kinect, which is based on all eight Harry Potter films, gives players the opportunity to relive some of the movies’ most memorable moments, from being Sorted at Hogwarts to confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a climactic final battle. Additionally, players can take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.

Harry Potter for Kinect is now available for the suggested retail price of £39.99.  The game is rated PEGI 12, appropriate for everyone 12 years and older.  For more information about Harry Potter for Kinect, visit harrypotterforkinect.com.

Harry Potter for Kinect Launch Trailer

To celebrate the launch of Harry Potter for Kinect this Friday check out the new launch trailer here – http://games.premiercomms.com/pics.asp?i=1293

Based on all eight Harry Potter films, Harry Potter for Kinect allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they embark on an unforgettable journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond. Set in the wizarding world, Harry Potter for Kinect lets kids and parents use the simple Kinect body and voice controls to cast spells, interact with professors and students, play Quidditch, battle Death Eaters and more. Players who master their magical skills can take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.  

Harry Potter for Kinect Demo Now Available on Xbox 360

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a free downloadable demo of Harry Potter™ for Kinect™ on Xbox™ LIVE®.  The Kinect camera allows each player to scan in their own face to create a unique witch or wizard to study at Hogwarts™ and journey through the adventures of the film series. Harry Potter for Kinect is available October 12th exclusively for Xbox 360; rated PEGI 12

New assets for Harry Potter for Kinect are available at the following download link:http://games.premiercomms.com/pics.asp?i=1202

Based on all eight Harry Potter films, Harry Potter for Kinect allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they embark on an unforgettable journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond. Set in the wizarding world, Harry Potter for Kinect lets kids and parents use the simple Kinect body and voice controls to cast spells, interact with professors and students, play Quidditch, battle Death Eaters and more. Players who master their magical skills can take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.

The downloadable demo contains a sample of three mini-games:  Quidditch Match –Seeker, in which players must control a flying broomstick as they attempt to dodge opponents and catch the Golden Snitch during a Quidditch match; Journey to the Lestrange Vault, where players must navigate a cart through the dark and dangerous underground caverns of Gringotts bank to reach the vault that houses the Lestrange fortune; and Destroy the Bridge, in which the player must battle Death Eaters while trying to make their way safely across the exploding Hogwarts bridge.

For more information on Harry Potter for Kinect, please visit:http://harrypotterforkinect.com.

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