Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Coming June 30
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Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced a June 30, 2009 release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to coincide with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book.
In the game players will return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. They will also have a chance to engage in wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements as they journey towards the story's climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.
“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 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 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. ” Visit the site below for more information about the game.
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
“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 Scott Johnson, Vice President, Business Development for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “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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