The Magic is Building! LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the Mac Coming January 6th

DATE:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Feral Interactive has today announced Thursday, January 6th, as the worldwide release date for the Macintosh version of LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 1-4. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for game consoles and PC, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is the latest in a successful line of LEGO titles to be brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive.

Combining the quirky and fun gameplay of LEGO with the magic of Harry Potter, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 lets users experience all the thrills and excitement of the first four Harry Potter books and films in a brand new way. The adventure builds from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament in an interactive journey that takes players through some of the most detailed and expansive environments ever created for a LEGO game. 

“We are thrilled to be bringing LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to the Mac in time for the Holidays,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive“It’s a game which attempts a difficult trick– a faithful recreation of the world of Harry Potter that is both affectionate and humorous– and succeeds brilliantly.”

“LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is our best LEGO game yet, and we are delighted to have the game’s rich, expansive world release on the Mac this holiday season,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director of TT Games.“LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 has been very popular with players of all ages as they can experience the magical building adventure of the game.”

Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, as well as more than 170 other favorite characters, fans will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards.  

In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, players will have the freedom to play alone or in two-player co-op as they explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Diagon Alley, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade, as they relive the adventures like never before with the fun and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames. 

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will retail in North America for US$39.95,£34.95 (inc. VAT) in the UK and€39.95 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. It’s available to pre-order now through Feral’s online store ( http://www.feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=legoharrypotter ) and there is also a mini-site dedicated to the game ( http://www.feralinteractive.com/legoharrypotter).

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.8 GHz Intel Mac with at least 1 GB RAM, 128 MB or better graphics card, DVD drive, and Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later. The following cards are NOT supported: NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feral.co.uk). Please use your assigned login recently provided to you. If you do not have a login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

CONTACT:              

Brad Gibson at  bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as BioShock, Rome: Total War, Lego Star Wars II, Sid Meier’s Pirates, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Black&White, Mini Ninjas, Colin McRae Rally Mac and Battlestations Pacific. Please visit our Web site at http://www.feralinteractive.com , find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive.

About TT Games

TT Games ( www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO Star Wars™, LEGO Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures and BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About the LEGO Group

The LEGO Group ( www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children.  The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 software© 2010 TT Games Publishing Ltd. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2010 The LEGO Group. Produced by TT Games under license from the LEGO Group All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  Harry Potter Publishing Rights© JKR.

WBIE LOGO, WB SHIELD:™&© Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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