Update on the Harry Potter Video Games

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Mar 12, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Two quick bits of news today regarding the Harry Potter video games. First, EA, makers of the games, gave a presentation in France, and revealed several new stills from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince game. You can see our entire collection of game stills here. At last word, the game is due to be released on July 14, 2009. A reminder as well, that the (caution, game spoilers at the link) soundtrack to the video game scored by James Hannigan will be made available next week.

A second update comes from Variety, who has a piece the licenses for the video games. The article points out that “EA’s deal extends through Warner Bros.’ last film, which will be part 2
of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in 2011.” At this point we do not believe there will be two video games for Deathly Hallows or know at what point the game may be released either with Part one in November of 2010 or in July with the release of Deathly Hallows, Part Two.





46 Responses to Update on the Harry Potter Video Games

Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Maybe there will be two DH videogames and we will be able to continue to second installment using a game save from the first part. But again it would be strange.Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: I'm guessing there will be one massive game, but it won't come out till DH part 2 to avoid spoilers.Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: I agree, there would be less problems if they made on mega game. I can't wait, either way!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: okAvatar Imageafsha_j says: YUP!!!But i hope its not disappointing lyk d rst!!:-(Avatar Imagechadanctil says: When is the MMORPG coming out? Didn't Warner Bros just give Turbine a bunch of money? They make MMOGs right?Avatar ImageSorcererke says: About the soundtrack, I adore the music!!! It definitely captures the magic of the game. I really like the songs: Return to Hogwarts (Epic!!!), Loss at Hogwarts (with the sad voices) and Sadness at Hogwarts (somehow the sound reminds me of the beginning of The Beauty and the Beast when the voices start humming XD).Avatar Imagejennibelle says: I can't wait to play this!Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: Wow those new pictures from the HBP game are really awesome. I would love to have a two part DH game. I am wondering what would be the end of the DH game? I mean what if you don't defeat Voldemort? Does Harry die instead of Voldy?Avatar Imageharrypotterbookpurist says: I didn't listen to the soundtrack for the HBP game. I also can't wait to play the HBP game, because I always love playing the Harry Potter games. It is another way for me to experience the magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: I can just say one thing... ACCIO GAME!!!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Yeah, it won't be much longer. It is going to be a lot of fun. Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Yeah, it won't be much longer. It is going to be a lot of fun. Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: They'll probably make two games for deathly hallows just to make more money, but it will be good for the fans...:))Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: WOO-HOO!!!!! Awesome pictures and great to see all this news about HBP AND DH games. WICKED!Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: WOO-HOO!!!!! Awesome pictures and great to see all this news about HBP AND DH games. WICKED!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I think I'm going to finally break down and get thisAvatar Imagerebel says: looking good!Avatar Image10thweasley says: I don't know if I like the idea of two DH games, I like the idea of a DH game of course (it will be amazing to play the final battle!) But two games just seems odd too meAvatar ImageeiVega says: Yeah, the concept of two games is odd. Games don't have the limitations of film and so can handle fitting the whole book. Separating it would be like have the main adventure in one and the final battle in another. You don't stop games in the middle. It's too weird. I really hope it is just one.Avatar ImageErinM says: I love the games! They feed the craving between movies!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I'm looking forward to playing this game! The stills look great!Avatar ImageZivlok says: Any MMORPG won't be out for awhile. Therer have been rumours of a mumorpuguh for years, I think the first ones were in 2003 or 2004 or something. My money is on a Lego Harry Potter game being the first HP game made after the movies. And I really, really hope that they remake Quidditch World Cup for the next-gen consoles. If we get one, I expect a mumorpuguh around the time the Scottish Book gets released. Not coinciding or anything, mind you, just that far in the future.Avatar ImageLinnyish says: I don't know if you read the comments for news stories that much but they just said on BBC1 that tomorrow there will be something along the lines of "Harry Potter meets Dragons Den" tomorrow for Comic Relief. Dragons Den is a show where members of the public can go and try to get businessmen to support a product idea. I don't know if I've explained it well, but I'm sure you can find something on google.Avatar Imageathena024 says: I want this game so much! I actually enjoyed the OotP game (more than the GoF game, anyway).Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I never play games, but I actually might get this..Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's cool, I figured the game would be out before the movie!Avatar Imagefantasylover12001 says: I'm still not sure if I want to get this, I got the Order of the Phoenix game for DS and was kind of disappointed with it.Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: So excited for the release of this game!Avatar ImageProfKnight says: SO with all this talk about the video game I forgot that it wasnt coming out until July...sad dayAvatar Imagesnapealicious says: Sounds like fun.Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I can't wait for the game to come out for my Wii! It looks wonderful.Avatar Imagerebelthefox says: I really need to get some of these HP games!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It would be interesting what EA could create if Warner Brothers allowed its contact to continue well beyond the release of the last movie.Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Can't wait for a new HP game to play - hope they do make two games for DH!! Avatar Imageginnywp says: Actually think it would probably be better in one game because otherwise how do you continue the game from where you left off?Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Game looks good, can't wait until it's released.Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: i don't care if there are one or two games for DH ...i just want them to come out! And i can't wait for the Half Blood Prince game to come out so i can play it on my Wii!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: i don't care if there are one or two games for DH ...i just want them to come out! And i can't wait for the Half Blood Prince game to come out so i can play it on my Wii!!Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Oops sorry for the double post!Avatar Imagecaldicaught says: I am sooooo excited for this game!Avatar Imagecaldicaught says: I am sooooo excited for this game!Avatar Imagemewthree says: can't wait for the game to come out on wii.Avatar Imagecryospear says: I can't wait for this! I have all the Harry Potter games now and cannot wait to add to my collection!

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