Prepare to crack open the PS3’s Wonderbook peripheral again. Sony has announced that three new titles that use the magic book will be released on November 12. Here’s what you can expect from each title, courtesy of Sony:
The action-packed detective story Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler, follows the journey of a loveable bookworm super-sleuth in his crime-busting quest to restore harmony to the film noir inspired world of Library City. Help Diggs in his pursuit for justice, and find out who really bumped Humpty from his wall in this intriguing tale.
PlayStation teamed up with BBC Worldwide to bring you Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs, which sets giants like T. rex and Stegosaurus loose in your home.
Wonderbook’s launch title, Book of Spells, brought wizardry to life in your living room, allowing you to cast spells just like a student at Hogwarts. Now you can also try your hand at potion-making with Wonderbook: Book of Potions, the second Wonderbook title to result from Sony’s partnership with Pottermore from J.K. Rowling. You’ll brew magical potions from the Harry Potter stories, compete to win the elusive Golden Cauldron, and find out whether you really have what it takes to become a potions champion.
There will even be a new character, created by J.K. Rowling herself, especially for Book of Potions. In the story, you’ll meet Zygmunt Budge, one of the most accomplished Potioneers ever known — an eccentric, unstable, and vengeful wizard who left Hogwarts at the age of 14 as an act of protest. We had lots of fun bringing his character to life through a number of J.K. Rowling’s delightful stories, and hope you’ll have as much fun meeting him.
Walking With Dinosaurs will be the easiest Wonderbook title to obtain as it will be available both in stores (packaged with the Wonderbook peripheral) and downloadable through the PlayStation Store. Book of Potions will not be available on the PSN and can only be purchased in stores as part of a Wonderbook bundle. Finally, Diggs Nightcrawler will be released as a PSN exclusive. Got all that? Because that kind of complicated sales strategy isn’t complicated at all.
Trailers for Book of Potions and Walking With Dinosaurs can be found after the break.