One of the coolest announcements to come out of this year's E3 gaming expo was Sony's augmented reality Wonderbook peripheral. Wonderbook works hand-in-hand with the PlayStation Eye camera and simulates living books, bringing their stories and characters to life for both youngsters and adults. As you turn the pages of the physical Wonderbook, images and scenery flow forth onto the TV screen, adding interactive elements along the way.
The first — and what we assume will be the most sought-after — title for the Wonderbook is the Harry Potter-themed Book of Spells. We can only imagine the absurd number of incantations the Book of Spells holds, and now we finally have a date to look forward to: November 13. Potter fans will be happy to learn that J.K. Rowling has been very hands-on with the content of the new title to ensure the experience is genuine.
We look forward to seeing what awesome tidbits are hiding between the book's covers, and — like many consumers — we're eager to see what other interactive story experiences the unique new peripheral can provide us with.
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