New Harry Potter game announced

EA’s Casual Entertainment Label will publish the video game version of Warner Bros movie Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince later this year.

The title will be released this autumn for Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, DS, PC, Mac and mobile.

“We believe that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game represents a milestone in the movie tie-in genre,” said Harvey Elliott, head of the EA Bright Light studio in the UK where the Harry Potter franchise has its home.

“Building on the technological advancements of previous games in the series and with a particular focus on the unique control system of Nintendo’s Wii, the team here is working closely with the filmmakers to create an immersive interactive experience that captures the story, the action, the excitement and, above all, the fun of the film."

The film is based on J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book and sees Dumbledore and Harry once again doing battle with Voldemort – as the main characters’ hormones play a background role in the story for the first time.

“Working with EA, we look forward to offering fans a compelling Harry Potter video game, one which captures the thrilling storyline and high visual quality of the movie,” said VP of business development for Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Scott Johnson.

“The adherence to the rich fiction is a trademark of this franchise and with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince fans will experience the most authentic and enjoyable game in the series to date.”

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