With a title like that I could go on to write about my teenage years as a Wiccan, casting spells with candles and ribbons and consulting my book of shadows.. but I wont. This isn’t about me, it’s about Playstation and Harry Potter.
The latest game to the Playstation family is Wonderbook’s Book Of Spells which looks like amazing fun. J K Rowling and Playstation. How could it not be a winner?
We love Playstation at home. Millar first met the Playstation when we were living in India and spending all. the. time. inside our hotel. We bought a PS3 and all the bits and pieces. While I think Millar might still be a touch too young for this game recommended for 6-12 year olds, I can see it in our near future and I’m sure the whole family will enjoy it.
So, what’s so great about it? There’s this book which is a wipe-clean white book with intricate blue markings on it. When placed in front of the webcam it transforms (on screen) into a book of spells found in the restricted area of the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The child also appears on screen, thanks to the magic of the webcam, along with the move controller which appears as a wand.
Instructions on screen direct you to attempt a series of spells which unlocks further levels and content. Hours of wizardry fun and shenanigans!
Check out this video to see the shenanigans in action. Fun!
The Playstation website explains it better here:
WonderbookTM will bring to life a thousand stories in one physical book with a brand new series of adventures and experiences to explore. A powerful storytelling vehicle and tool for the imagination, Wonderbook will bring exclusive content in immersive new ways by putting you at the heart of the action, using augmented reality technology to transform the world around you. Bringing mystery and discovery to your living room, Wonderbook titles will draw you into new worlds, and give you the chance to live in the stories you love.
Book of Spells is the first story in the Wonderbook “experience” but Wonderbook has plans for future collaborations with Disney and the BBC hit, Walking with Dinosaurs. I can only imagine the possibilities. Dinosaurs in my living room!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Playstation, but all opinions are my own.