This morning, EA announced that two separate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows video games are in development, with releases to coincide with the upcoming Harry Potter film series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 video game will be released this autumn on "all major gaming platforms" this fall.
Although no real gameplay details were revealed, judging from the verbiage of the press release, this Harry Potter is going for action and intensity over fruity spell casting and games of Quidditch.
“The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before,” says Jonathan Bunney, VP, Head of Production at EA Bright Light. “We believe we are creating a Harry Potter game that the HD console gaming generation will appreciate and enjoy. We have built new technology specifically to allow us to prove that magic is a truly potent force and, in this game, players will need to use all their skills if they want to survive.”
Here's the official game description:
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 videogame is packed from start to finish with action and combat. Players will be on the run, fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes, engaging with Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn. To amplify the action, players will encounter ferocious creatures from the previous films in addition to the adversaries Harry faces in the seventh film. They will need to muster their most powerful magic against relentless assaults from all sides. There are no more lessons, no more training. This time the danger is real. It’s time for players to fight for their lives..
Are you excited for the new Harry Potter?