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Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:50 PM

As you may remember, earlier this week we let you know about a new trailer that has been released for the upcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game. A high definition version of this trailer is now available in our video galleries via this link.

In related news, a number of reviews and previews of the LEGO Harry Potter video game have surfaced online. Gamespot have posted their first impressions of the game complete with a number of screencaps. Their review goes into great detail about the game and they comment:

There's no limit to the kind of whimsical things that can happen in this rich magical world, and it looks like Traveller's Tales is taking full advantage of it.
The review also notes, "a level editor similar to the one in Lego Indiana Jones 2 will also be included" and that "the music has been borrowed from the movies as well, so the trademark tunes and themes will easily invoke memories from the films." The full review and screencaps can be found at this link.

Destructoid also has a detailed preview of the game on their website. The preview stresses the ability to play as 140 different characters as a particular strength of the game:
Subtle nods from the first four books are throughout the game, and with 140 playable characters, fans of the series will surely find some odd combinations to play with.
The preview also comments on the character specialisation in the game:
[M]any of the characters have personalization with the Riddikulus spell on hand to deal with Boggarts, and many will also be able to unleash a Patronus, which, like the books, will be character-specific. When given a broom, Harry can fly around, while Hermione is utterly incapable, flopping around as she flies. Ron is better than her, but very slow.
Destructoid's preview and additional screencaps can be found by following this link.

The LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game will be out in May this year.


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28 Comments

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I’m happy that Gamespot and Destructoid gave the game a favorable review.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on February 05, 2010, 09:13 AM report to moderator
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sounds fun!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on February 05, 2010, 09:15 AM report to moderator
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I’m looking forward to this! I’ve always loved the Lego video games, so this is a dream come true!!

Posted by kingdomkey1121 on February 05, 2010, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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240 Points

May?! Wasn’t it supposed to be March?

Posted by crushonlupin on February 06, 2010, 01:26 AM report to moderator
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461 Points

cant wiat i allready preordered it

Posted by LilLadySnape on February 06, 2010, 09:01 AM report to moderator
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1842 Points

Sounds like the game has a lot of interesting details from the books.

Posted by Bara on February 06, 2010, 11:35 AM report to moderator
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3187 Points

this is so great! can’t wait til may :)

Posted by harrygetsme on February 06, 2010, 05:05 PM report to moderator
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I can’t wait to play this game! The other Lego video games are excellent, so I’m sure this one will be as well. :D

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on February 07, 2010, 01:22 PM report to moderator
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I just got a message from Amazon stating that I won’t be getting this game until middle of June due to a new release date!! Dang, I SO want to play it, but this way I’ll have plenty of time cause I am a teacher with summers off!!

Posted by copepodlvr on February 08, 2010, 01:34 AM report to moderator
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95 Points

May?!!! But I was looking foward to getting this for my birthday next month! Oh poopie!

@crushonlupin: Originally it was supposed to be out in March. I guess they changed the release date.

Posted by Ayumi on February 08, 2010, 07:16 AM report to moderator
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246 Points

I hope they make a sequal.

Posted by Nagini's dinner on February 08, 2010, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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Cool.

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Lego schmego!…

Posted by Won_Two on May 20, 2010, 02:40 PM report to moderator
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