This week the folks at Sony have revealed the first of many titles for a device called the Wonderbook – an accessory that works with the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Move. This device is a blank book which, with the PlayStation Move controller, comes to life as you view yourself in the camera on your screen. Basically you’ll have your PlayStation making your television a reflection of you with this book, but this book is then brought to life with augmented reality.
The first Wonderbook title revealed is the Harry Potter / J.K. Rowling title “Book of Spells.” This title will make it a whole lot easier for people to see the potential of the Wonderbook right out of the box as it turns your PlayStation Move controller into a wand and the Wonderbook into a container of magical animations.
Turn the page and make the right moves with your wand and you’ll see a dragon fly out of the book on your television screen. Turn to another page and say the magic words and with a flick of your wand you’ll have started your book on fire!
The Wonderbook for your PlayStation 3 will be popping up near the end of 2012 with availability expected for the holiday season – pricing and availability have not been finalized, nor has the software or the hardware itself. Stay tuned as the magic unfolds!