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06/12/2012 FGTV: Wonderbook Review
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells gives players the chance to go deeper into the Harry Potter world. In this pair of interviews with the game's Director, Dave Ranyard, we get a glimpse inside the game and find out about future plans for the Wonderbook peripheral. We also put Wonderbook into the hands of a real family!

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Wonderbook: Book of Spells gives players the chance to go deeper into the Harry Potter world. In this pair of interviews with the game's Director, Dave Ranyard, we get a glimpse inside the game and find out about future plans for the Wonderbook peripheral.

With the book itself full of stories about the origins of wizarding spells as well as pop-up scenes and the chance to learn the spells through the PS3 Move controller - which becomes a magic wand! - this is an absolute must for Harry Potter fans and those who love make-believe play.

Once the book itself is purchased, there are plans for many future AR pop-up books, including Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler (PS3), due out next year (2013).

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is a fairly magic prospect, but to Harry Potter fans it takes on a whole new level. We put Wonderbook: Book of Spells into the hands of a family of Harry Potter-enthusiasts and, despite fears of the Wonderbook's limited number of pages, our test family find a huge amount of content and really enjoy the time they all have with it, adults and children alike!

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