E3 2010: Sorcery: Harry Potter on Steroids?

I’m impressed. How come nobody posted even a quick note about Sorcery, the upcoming title SCE will bring us? It was first announced at E3 2010, and it uses the new PlayStation Move controllers. And it is a blast!

You will take the role of a magic apprentice, and must protect people from the evil Nightmare Queen, which broke a pact with men. Inspired by the traditional Irish/Celtic mythology, it will let you use twelve different arcane magics, including manipulating elemental powers, like fire, wind, ice, etc. Heck, you can brew elixirs using the Move controller to “mix” the potions.

It’s just not a hack’n’slash, though. You’ll need to solve puzzles and numerous quests for townsfolk, like rescuing kidnapped children and finding ancient magic in city ruins.

The comparison to the Harry Potter games is inevitable, but Sorcery’s atmosphere looks darker and it seems more polished to me. Its mechanics will be used in all sort of wizardry/sorcery/alchemist games, including  the upcoming Harry Potter title itself.

Sorcery will be available in the Q2 2011 (why will it take so long?!? :D). E3 presentation after the break…

10 thoughts on “E3 2010: Sorcery: Harry Potter on Steroids?”

  1. i found the presentation really good.

    never thought about it as a harry potter clone, or like some other blogs/websites ‘a game für kids <12' O_o

    depends on what other titles are announced for the move controller, i might buy move + sorcery 😉

  2. I like with the whirlwind spell how you have to rise up and circle your “wand” to cast it and to accurately steer it in the world is very cool.

    Wish this was a launch game for move, I would love to show this game off to my family and friends.

  3. I can see it as both a Zelda and Dark Cloud game platform. Dark Cloud had it Genie that cast spells. This would work as well. Sadly I think it will be next year before we see any really substantial games for the Move. I hope Sony see this as an opportunity to release Move games as episodic. It would allow them to get games out sooner and yet have something to always talk about.

  4. This game looks amazing and the MOVE seems to work perfectly! Guess if nintendo makes a WiiHD, they will have to make it better than the PS3, which is very doubtful!

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