Extra “level of polish” on Half-Blood Prince Video Game

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Feb 20, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

There is a new interview online today from GamerVision.com with John Fenno, a Senior Product Manager from EA, about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. In the interview, Mr. Fenno discusses the differences between this and the previous games, what gamers can expect from the various platforms, and how they’ve utilized the various strengths of each platform. He also notes that the game, which he calls an “action packed experience from start to finish,” has gone through a “level of polish” since the release of the game was delayed along with the film last summer. Quoteage:

“We put in an extra level of polish on the game that, I think, we can confidently say that this is the best Harry Potter game that we’ve ever made.”

You can watch the interview, which runs just over three minutes in length and features a number of clips from the video game, via this link.

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game is slated for release in the Summer of 2009.

Thanks to DeathlyHallowz!





65 Responses to Extra “level of polish” on Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: 1 st! cool!Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: i cant wait! that sounds so cool!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: At least we get something good from this delay.Avatar ImageeiVega says: hahaa...poor guys. They were all done and then their project got extended! Extra time to polish is an understatement. It's tragically funny.Avatar ImageZivlok says: I'm so glad they took this opportunity to add the polish. I was hoping they might, seeing as it's more feasible with a video game.Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Yeah...I've never played any of the Harry Potter games. Everyone has told me they suck. I'll have to try this one out though. :pAvatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: I hope it is better than the OOTP game, I got stuck on that one.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: This is reassuring! I thought that the work they did on the Order of the Phoenix was exceptional; needless to say, it seems safe to assume that the next installment in the game franchise will prove even more satisfactory. I am certain they all did a fantastic job and cannot wait to purchase this one when it reaches stores.Avatar Imagejennibelle says: I cannot wait to play this! I will have to buy it the day it comes out.Avatar ImageStefanM94 says: what previous harry potter games has everyone here played and on wat platforms? also, how do u compare them to each other? Avatar Imagebutter_mellow says: I am so excited for this game!! I'm sure it will be great!!Avatar ImageLollyxThexPop says: I'm such a doofus... I thought this said an 'Extra level of Polish' e.g. a whole level of people from Poland was featured in the game :S Brainfart for today done with :DAvatar Imagejenvomitvos says: oh my goodness. i'm pumped. the 5th one is addicting enough!Avatar Imagejenvomitvos says: haha i totally thought the same thing lollyxthexpop!Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Glad they put the extra time to good use - shouldn't be any bugs then!! Really looking forward to playing a new HP game!!Avatar Imagesaoirse42 says: It looks really good - I really enjoyed the fifth one, so if it is anything like that, we're good!Avatar ImageDrForester says: Polishing a game? This has got to be a first for any EA development team.Avatar ImageElVampiro9878 says: Can't wait! I like all the Harry Potter Games except the 4th one, that one was confusing.Avatar Imageyzzi111 says: erg! i really want it to come out!!Avatar ImageTyman28962 says: I'm extremely glad about the improvement to the video game. It almost makes me feel better that the movie was delayed :PAvatar ImageHopelaa93 says: I can't wait for the next game. Avatar ImageErinM says: Oh my gosh this game looks awesome! I can't wait for the whole Potter experience this summer. Avatar ImageErinM says: Oh my gosh this game looks awesome! I can't wait for the whole Potter experience this summer. Avatar ImageZivlok says: @Lolly: THAT WOULD BE HILARIOUS.Avatar ImageSTARZOE says: yeah!!!!!! the year of the wand!!!!!!! soooooo cant wait!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Woot I can't wait to play HBP, I only wish I had a Wii so I could play that version!Avatar Imagehippochip says: Can't wait until the game comes out, really liked the ootp-game and I think this will be even better!Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: I hope it's similar to Ootp, it's the only one I got far in :PAvatar ImageLP Dantas says: Wow, that was awkward. This is a PR guy, so we haven't learned anything new. This new "level of polish", I'll believe it when I see it. But being EA, I don't have my hopes high.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I still haven't killed Voldemort in the 1st game, but got him in the others. Well, I haven't played the 5th one yet. I better get busy because the 6th one looks awesome. Avatar Imagetoriska says: I'm excited about this because we just bought a Wii. It'll be awesome to use it like a wand.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: At least they used the extra time wisely! Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Cool! I still play the Sorcerer's Stone computer game ALL THE TIME, and I love the Quidditch World Cup game... I like the PoA videogame, but GoF & CoS were just okay, and I have never played OotP. Truth is I don't really play videogames, but I made my brother buy the HP ones 'Cuz I love HP, but I do like the computer games! Anyway, I'll play HBP on Wii- can't wait! =DAvatar ImageCatherine says: Great! the game sound cool! i cant wait for it to come out!Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I can't wait to play the game!Avatar ImageTami says: I can't wait to get this for the wii! Avatar ImageMagicDucks says: I can't wait to play it! I was quite disappointed with the Order of the Phoenix for Nintendo DS. It was fun to play a couple of times, but got old fast. The graphics were good, but the actual game play was redundant. My personal favorite game is Chamber of Secrets for Game Boy Color. That game is awesome and I still play it. I'm hoping HBP will be just as awesome.Avatar ImageHelios Lightra says: Haha....when I read the title, I thought that it meant the Polish version would have an extra level of gameplay.Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: I've never played the games. How are they? Anyone want to tell me which are the best, what system you play it on?? Etc... Sorry, not a big gamer guys!Avatar Imagepennynickles says: Oooo, I'm excited!Avatar ImageSarabi says: I remember playing the order of the phoenix game....it was alright XD exploring the castle was fun thoughAvatar ImageRavenwing says: I swear the only time I get the Xbox 360 more than my husband is when the new Potter games come out! Squeeeeeeeeeeee!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: awesome!!I loved the OOTP game. I loved just walking around a full size hogwarts.Avatar ImageArun.91 says: eagerly waiting for the game..........hope this will be the best in hp seriesAvatar Imagehalf-blood-queen says: awesome, I love the games and I'm sure it'll be awesome to play this game :DAvatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: Awesome :)Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow! That's good news! I can't wait! :)Avatar ImageGoderic Gryffindor says: So not much news here.Just a PR guy repeating all the things we already know. Still looking forward to it. ^_^Avatar Imagegcw07 says: Yeah, I'm sure they did a lot of extra polish. They probably just sent it through the play testing one more time and didn't touch the game anymore. This is all PR spin to make it sound like they used the extra time to do something when they already moved on to other games.Avatar ImageJodiie15 says: Well, that's good.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: yeah when I first read it I thought they meant Polish the nationality too!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: I want it now :D I can't wait! SQUEE! :D xAvatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: So cool! I can't wait to play it! Why, oh why, couldn't they have released it at the original time? Oh well, it's good to see that they are putting some extra work to it and not just storing the finished product until the new release date. Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: Thats cool:) im glad they spent the extra time actually DOING something... Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: yes! I cant wait to have another cool video game to play:)Avatar ImageAduende says: wow that was vague: what exactly does an extra level of polish mean? we did more bug tests than usual? Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: I was hoping (in vain) they might release the game as scheduled. But I'm glad they used the extra time to make it even better :)Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Cool!Avatar Imagecrom says: This is a cool silver lining. Can't wait.Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: Excellent!! I hope WB have used the extra time to do the same with the film!!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: I soooooooooo cant wait!!! it going to be Ah- mazing!Avatar Imagedjpolaris says: good cause the last one was BORRRRING! go here , now go here etc... cant wait....Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Never played any of these - are they good?Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I wish I had the reflexes to play these games. All I can manage is Tiger Woods Golf. Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Yes, the harry potter video games never seem to do well in sales.

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