The first augmented-reality Wonderbook on PlayStation 3 is Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling’s “Book of Spells“. The Wonderbook uses the PlayStation Eye camera and a book you hold, to overlay the book’s pages into your living room, that’s displayed on your TV. Trust me, it’s best seen, not read about.
Watch the Book of Spells gameplay demonstration to see how this Harry Potter story works on PS3.
Book of Spells is the first title for Wonderbook, the latest addition to the PlayStation experience. Written by Miranda Goshawk over two hundred years ago, Book of Spells can be found in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. It is an advanced textbook for students, which will assist them on their journey to becoming an accomplished witch or wizard.
Book of Spells provides students with a safe environment in which to read, discover, learn and practise spells (there are 20 total) they already know and love, such as Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus, as well as discover mischievous notes and spells scribbled into the margins by previous Hogwarts students, and humorous anecdotal facts relating to the spells.
J.K. Rowling has written a conundrum that leads you through the experience, providing insight into the values a witch or wizard has to learn, and inviting you to journey through the book to unlock new content, rewarding successful students along the way.
Here’s the Book of Spells reveal trailer.