The spell is broken
After almost a decade of trying, one would assume that by EA would have nailed the perfect Harry Potter game. Since the launch of the first movie tie-in way back in 2001 – on the original 32-bit PlayStation, no less – there have been numerous missteps, false dawns and crushing disappointments, all of which have been made that...
"I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed"
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is an unexpected milestone for Kinect: it's the first title to be labelled as "Better with Kinect", rather than the usual "Kinect Sensor Required" tag on the box. Whilst the main game is playable with a regular controller, the Kinect-specific content...
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 videogame is the most challenging yet, packed from start to finish with action and combat.
Playing as Harry, you are on the run from the opening sequence, fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes. You must defeat Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn. With only your wand for protection, it's time to muster your most powerful magic against relentless assaults from all sides. There are no more lessons. No more training. This time the danger is real. It's time to fight your life.
XBOX 360 KEY FEATURES
The wand is the ultimate weapon
Hold nothing back! Unleash an arsenal of formidable magic to defeat attackers, protect yourself from harm and evade capture.
Deadly enemies lurk around every corner
Fight Voldemort's minions, including Death Eaters, Snatchers and Dementors. Overcome a host of fierce creatures attacking on instinct alone. No other Harry Potter game has had this level of action!
Become a master in stealth
Use the Invisibility Cloak, Polyjuice Potion and Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder to avoid detection and sneak past adversaries.
Unique cover mechanics
Use magic to create and wield cover. Throw your cover at enemies, turning defence into attack.
Find potions that can be used to attack, escape, restore health or increase your luck.
Out of Hogwarts and on the run
Your dangerous journey takes you through a host of new environments, from city streets to remote wilderness areas, to new and iconic wizarding locations; each presents different enemies to fight, challenges to uncover and quests to complete.
New game engine
A new game engine built specifically to leverage the technology of HD consoles ensures high definition graphics and visceral gameplay that will immerse you in the action like never before!
KINECT FOR XBOX 360 KEY FEATURES
The Kinect experience in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 gives players the ability to get closer to the action than ever before, using physical gestures to cast magic and defeat their deadly opponents. Players essentially cast magic from the palm of their hand, completely controller-free, to enhance and deepen the overall play experience.
Kinect also features a special co-op mode allowing two players to fight Death Eaters and Snatchers side-by-side. In co-op mode, the fluid targeting system and leaderboard scoring add a competitive edge to the excitement.
Use your own movements to cast spells and throw potions as you fight your way through unique missions created especially for Kinect for Xbox 360 ®.
Harry does what you do
Your real world movements are transferred to the screen, allowing you to truly experience Harry's plight.
Timing and accuracy are essential, as each spell has its own unique movement. You'll have to perform the right gesture at the right time if you're going to defeat the Death Eaters and Snatchers that stand in your way.
Two-player co-op mode
Fight side-by-side with friends and family to overcome the relentless assault, while competing against each other for the highest score.
Play as Harry and Ron or Hermione
You can play as Harry and Ron or Hermione in two-player mode.