E3 2012 Awards: Best Move title

Our choice of best PlayStation Move game was admittedly limited at E3 this year, but it came down to Sports Champions 2 and Wonderbook: Book Of Spells. As Book Of Spells is the most innovative Move product at the show, it certainly deserves to beat the peripheral’s flagship sports game to this award.

The press conference demonstration of Book Of Spells didn’t quite do this interactive game the justice it deserves. At a behind the scenes demo, the augmented reality showed its potential as a fun and intuitive way to interact with the world of Harry Potter in a way that was impossible when J.K Rowling wrote her first book.

Predictably, Move can be used as a wand, but with the PlayStation Eye also involved, it’s a visual stimulating experience where you see your actions play out on screen and dragons appear to fly straight out of the empty book in front of you.

The original content by J.K Rowling will be a big draw for Potter fans, but this is an interactive book that is bound to bring the family together. And from what we’ve seen so far, Wonderbook: Book Of Spells is all set to capture the hearts and minds of children and Potter fans alike when it launches at Christmas time.

Runner-up: Sports Champions 2

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A gamer since the days of the ZX Spectrum, Steven Williamson now works as General Manager for PSU. He's supposed to be managing, but if you're reading this, it means he's dipped into editorial again.
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