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


May 12, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

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.

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

Avatar Image says: OMG....the first comment:D:DI can't wait till' the game comes out....I hope I'll buy a Wii before july.....OMG the game should be really cool.Hope so:D:D:DAvatar Image says: This game is gonna be awesome!!! I can't waitAvatar Image says: Coooooool.Avatar Image says: Geez...this game really makes me want to get a Wii. And for the first time ever, I recently saw some Wiis in stock in one of my local stores.Avatar Image says: It comes out on my birthday!Avatar Image says: Holy Geeze! :] That`s awesome! I`m going to get it. For sure! =) Thanks for the article! :]Avatar Image says: Excellent report once again, Donna. Can't wait for the last part when you let us know what it was like to actually play the game (I think I'm remembering that correctly). Avatar Image says: On the report you mispelled dueling(you added an extra l) and you mispelled Stupefy ( you put an i instead of an e) Thanks!!! And I also can't wait for the game!!! Avatar Image says: My Dad's buying a Nintendo Wii in the next couple of weeks. So, I might get the game for that as well as for my PSP. Avatar Image says: "Depulso" sounds like an alias for "Avada Kedavra". :)Avatar Image says: Don, I hope you know how jealous I am right now!!! :P

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