Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Release Now June 30?

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Apr 17, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Note:if you are looking for information on the new Half-Blood Prince trailer, screencaps, posters and more, be sure to check this post.

Reuters has a new article regarding the video game industry and their struggle in these tougher economic times, with the piece noting there will be some good news this summer as “in June, Electronics Arts will release the “Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince” game to coincide with the film of
the same name by Warner Bros Pictures.” While only last week, retailers had the release dates reading July, however as of today on Amazon, all the various platforms of the new HBP video game now reflect a June 30, 2009 release date.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released here in the US and Canada on July 15; you can read the current international list of release dates here. Be sure to check out the latest trailer released last month here, and our collection of stills from the game, here.

Update: Thanks to Emma from SS who owled to say Amazon UK now has their date a few days later at July 3rd.





50 Responses to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Release Now June 30?

Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: good news! i love the games :) first?:PAvatar ImageLoony.in.Honeydukes says: cool - can't wait!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Oh....that's good...I hope this game is better than 5. I'm sure it will be! But I'm annoyed about the release dates for HBP... I'm not sure if I'll be in the UK or Canada at that time but it comes out in America on the 15th and the 17th in the UK....hmmm....but the premiere will be in the UK... Why can't it be the 15th in the UK? I mean, in Portugal it's even the 16th.... Aargh, this is really confusing and horrible and I just wanna see it!!!!!!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Wha?? But what about film spoilers? Seems strange they're releasing the game so early before the film. Ah well I'm looking forward to playing it... wish I had a Wii though because it looks epic on Wii!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I can't wait for this! I love HP games so much! Zooom!Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: i hope the graphics are as good as five! releasing on the same day is a better idea... film spoilers, right?Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: coolio i want to get this one. I have all the video games except for five! I can't beat Voldemort at the last level of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: I can't wait for this! I have the Wii and OotP is awesome on it, so HBP must be even better!Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: Hope this game is better for the Wii than OOTP was for PSPAvatar Imagegreatpetie83 says: And when will the demo come out or are they not going to bother with that?Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad to hear that the game is coming out so early! Hopefully it will quench my appetite for the movie somewhat as I wait for it. Or maybe not.Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: I wondered why they changed it? I hate it when they keep changing it. :( Why can't they just decide a date and keep it like that? Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining if it's coming early but it's furstrating . . . . . . . . I'm not a big follower of the games anyway, but my brother is :)Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: sweet...i have a feeling this game will be awesome!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: sweet...i have a feeling this game will be awesome!Avatar ImageJuine says: wow thats so early - the games are basically a walk through of the film so I'm quite suprised - oh well all the better for us!Avatar Imagearkapain says: I love the games; I can't wait to see how HBP will be (hopefully epic graphics AND a good plot!) But why do they insist on releasing the games weeks before the movie? I understand promotional reasons, but doesn't it kind of spoil the movie? Everyone will still see it, of course, but still...Avatar ImageLizbit says: hmm I'm kind of wondering if they've got the release dates wrong for the game. Cause if EA would push the game back from the November release date to go along with the film, why move it up now? We'll see. I won't play it though till I see the movie. I hate the idea of being spoiled!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: looks like all things HP keep getting moved up this summer! Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: whats with the release dates changing?!Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: Awesome. I want it NOW, though:)Avatar ImageElVampiro9878 says: :) Yay, I love the Harry Potter games!! Now I just have to get my X-box account back up and running before then...Avatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: that's cool! Iove the games.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Fairly speaking, I liked the first 3 games, bust the last one was a bit boring, and I don't like the controlling of characters - it's difficult with the mouse and impossible with touchpad((( Or maybe I haven't got enough patience :)Avatar Imageyoda829 says: Absolutely cannot wait!! When I get the games I'm just as bad as I am with the books. Noone can bother me until I'm done!!!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: cool.Avatar ImageIAmRonWeasley says: i cant wait for this...i loved the ootp one they put outAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I hope the game will be good!Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: I experienced to play the "Order of the Phoenix" video game, and i've enjoyed so much, i felt like i really exploring the Hogwarts Castle. And i enjoyed playing the mini-games such as Wizard's Chess, Exploding Snap and Gobstones., So, this upcoming HBP i think has more improvement, and we will experience more excitement while playing...Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Awesome! Can't wait for this game!Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: woohoo!!! can't wait!!!Avatar ImageHappy_Orange says: I'm excited I admit. But it's not fair that the Uk never get anything first :( Suppose thats life ahh well... Still excited though, i'm going to be after you US owners on the Wii asking for an insight!! :DAvatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: Well thats exciting.Avatar Imagegrednforge7 says: yay!!! I wonder what they will do for deathly hallows. Will the video game be in two parts?Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I think I would still like to wait until after the movie to play it. Avatar Imagemuggle..andproudofit says: Yay! I love when the games comes out before the movies becase you like get a sneak peek at the movie!!!! (i am sooooo going to in trouble with my mom for playing allll day!)Avatar ImageThe Silver Doe music says: Oooh I'm looking forward to this game, I hope it's true! If amazon says so, I have a good feeling about it.Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i cant wait i havent had any good games for my wii in a long time.Avatar ImageVideoKID says: Yay cant wait :)Avatar Imageavrenim says: ooh yay i'm excited!Avatar Imagelunaspec_gimmy says: What on earth? The game before the film? I for one won't be getting it earlier than the film if it is out then. Would completely ruin it for me. :SAvatar Imagejonfrog says: i was expecting it to come out a bit earlier than the movie but what ever. i don't know if i'll get it unfortunately, if it has online and i can play with hundreds of people then ya i'll get it for sure if not than i'll rent it. Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: YEA IT SOON WILL BE OUT...Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I wonder if the PS3 version is any better than the Wii version, or vice versa?Avatar Imageakcorr says: I loved the last game. Although some will disagree I thought it was the definitive HP game. The amount of effort that went into modeling Hogwarts was ridiculous!Avatar Imagethe_spectacle says: Woooooo!!!!! I love the games. I saw on IGN that they said it came out in august - I was shocked! I'm so glad that it will be released earlier than that. I was a bit disappointed with OOTP on Wii but I'm playing it again and it's pretty good. Didn't we all want to explore Hogwarts? Now we can and we can play the game at the same time because we had to do things for other students. Think about that. I can't wait for Quidditch again. I just want to play it. I'm sure it will be great, but you know they can't make it perfect. At least they are spending a lot of time and effort making the games.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: I am sorry to say that I got stuck on the Order of the Pheonix game and never finished. This announcement makes me want to go back and finish if only just because I want to play the new game.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I may have to work up my courage and play one of these games. Avatar Imageiconshero says: Cool, hope its good!Avatar Imageerinvandzura says: Great! This one will probably be soo good, im really excited!Avatar Imagedangflabbit says: i just got the game on friday and i tell u it is boringggggggggg! the game is mostly filled with dialogue and you have to wait ages until they stop talking to finally play! although the potion making is really fun but it's quite easy and the castle has changed since the last game, its a little confusing and the discovery things have also changed, u now need to collect hogwarts crests! it is just a retelling of the film although i hope the film is nothing like the game coz if it is, it wont be very good! i was very dissapointed, it's up there with the goblet of fire game!!!

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