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Come to the LEGO ‘Harry Potter’ event in Sydney Come to the LEGO ‘Harry Potter’ event in Sydney

For our Australian fans, there will be an event held in Sydney tomorrow to celebrate the release of the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video game.  The event will be held at Sydney University’s Great Hall and entry is free. Those fans dressed as Harry Potter characters will recieve a free gift.

To find out more information, visit the Facebook group.

New ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video New ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, a new gameplay trailer for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP and PC.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3l6-hePNvc

Box art released for ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ Box art released for ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’

Warner Bros. has kindly sent over the box art for the upcoming ‘LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4’ video game. The game, which will be available in May, will be released on Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PSP, and PC.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will give gamers the chance to experience the magic and adventure of Harry Potter in a uniquely LEGO way. Playing as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™ and Hermione Granger™, as well as more than 100 other favorite characters, gamers will have the opportunity to attend lessons, cast spells, mix potions, fly on broomsticks and complete tasks to earn rewards.  Throughout the game, players will also have the freedom to explore iconic settings from the wizarding world including Hogwarts™ castle, Diagon Alley™, the Forbidden Forest and the village of Hogsmeade™.


You can watch two vignettes from the game here and here.

Thanks to WB.!

New HBP video game trailer now online New HBP video game trailer now online

IGN has released a new trailer for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. The game will be released on June 30.

New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game trailer, soundtrack New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game trailer, soundtrack

ea-games-1EA Games has released a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game trailer which includes several action-packed clips and original music.

On a side note, the Half-Blood Prince video game soundtrack is now available for purchase online at either Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. If you don’t wish to purchase any songs from the soundtrack, you may instead opt to preview them at this time.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game preview ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game preview

dd-hbp-video-gameVideo Gamer.com has posted a lengthy review of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. The review provides details on Quidditch, potion-making, and Wizard duels featured. The game is set to be released on July 14, 2009.

James Hannigan on composing video game music James Hannigan on composing video game music

dd-hbp-video-gameThe BBC recently interviewed James Hannigan, the video game music composer for the last two Harry Potter games, on the challenge of writing music that does not follow conventional linear narrative, like a film might. After calling the video game player both an audience member and a participant of the game, Hannigan goes on to speak about developmental music goals:

“I like to consider issues about how the music gets used, and what the designers are trying to achieve with the game. To have a game where the music doesn’t feel like an afterthought, you have to have the music as an integral part of the game design.”

The full article may be found here.

John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game

ea-games-1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game product manager, John Fenno, has recently given an interview in which he discusses the delay of the Half-Blood Prince film and more. The interview also includes some clips from the game.

James and Oliver Phelps on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game James and Oliver Phelps on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game

james-oliver-phelps-hbp-eaJames and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) gave an interview discussing their involvement in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. They spoke of their experiences during the making of previous Harry Potter games and shed some light on what takes place behind the scenes.