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Harry Potter for Kinect lets you enroll at Hogwarts this fall

Put on your robe and wizard hat for Harry Potter's Kinect adventure

Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter for Kinect
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The wizarding world of Harry Potter comes to Kinect for Xbox 360.

Warner Bros. and developer Eurocom will summon a brand new, Kinect-exclusive Harry Potter game this fall, mashing all eight films into a single motion-controlled experience.

Harry Potter for Kinect has at least one magical trick up its sleeve - it will let players scan in their own face via the Kinect camera to create a unique witch or wizard to personalize their journey. Of course, you'll also be able to play as better known wizards and witches, like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

Harry Potter for Kinect promises a Kinect-controlled trip through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (and beyond), letting virtual wizards cast spells with gestures and voice commands. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's announcement also list activities that include visiting Ollivanders wand shop, choosing a house at Hogwarts, and [SPOILER ALERT!] "confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a climactic final battle."

"Kids and parents will enjoy recreating their favorite Harry Potter adventures, from flying a broomstick in a Quidditch match, to battling pixies and duelling other wizards," says Warner Bros. exec Samantha Ryan, with, curiously enough, nary a mention of Harry Potter-themed dancing mini-games.

Truly dedicated Harry Potter fans with Kinect can warm up their wand-waving arms with EA's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I for Xbox 360, which also features motion control gameplay but is mostly terrible.

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