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Spells, Music and More in Part Two of EA Set Visit Report

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Posted by: sue
May 12, 2007, 01:32 PM

We have a new report for you today about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game. In the second of our three part report on a visit to EA, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, we learn more about the spells, music and other tidbits fans can expect. In this article regarding our visit to the Electronic Arts facility in England last month, we learn that there will be a variety of cool spells to use throughout the game, in particular

Accio, Depulso, Wingardium Leviosa, Reparo, Reducto and Incendio which are regarded as environmental spells, and then Stupify, Expelliarmus, Rictusempra, Petrificus Totallus, Protego and Levicorpus which are regarded as duelling spells.

Also encouraging was the improved lighting due in the game, which has been a concern of fans in our fan council thread in the forum, as Donna Hosie reports "the game now calibrates what console you are using and which leads you are using (apparently different countries have different leads which means a game could be too bright in Europe and yet too dark in America). This calibration should now ensure the lighting is the same across the world, and certainly the graphics I saw were beautiful and clear. Kelvin went into detail about the camera angles and most of the castle and grounds will give the gamer a 360 degree view."

Finally, we learn more about the music from James Hannigan, which you can hear in the trailer for the game. Donna writes "Totally inspired by John Williams, and not just his Harry Potter works, the soundtrack is as epic as you would imagine a film soundtrack to be, and certainly one that has been recorded by a 76 piece orchestra. I asked whether this would be available to buy and was met with looks and gestures that suggested that it might be, perhaps, we're not quite sure and probably couldn't tell you if it was."

To read this entire report, click here. The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game is due to be released June 25.

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