Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due in stores this week, a week ahead of the movie release
EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment say that their co-pro video game, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be available in stores across the globe this week.
In the game, players return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. Players will be able to master gesture-based spell-casting as they explore the Hogwarts school grounds, from the heights of the Astronomy Tower to Professor Slughorn’s Potions classroom in the depths of the dungeons and iconic locations in between such as the Gryffindor common room and the Great Hall.
For the first time players can move and cast spells simultaneously, creating intense and fast-paced wizard duels as the champions from each house line up to challenge the Boy Who Lived.
Players can also chase down the Golden Snitch as they take to the air as the Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. In addition to spell-casting and flying, players can put their potion-mixing skills to the test when they learn how to mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements as they journey towards the dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.
The game will be available for the Wii, PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, PSP, DSi, Windows PC and Mac, as well as mobile devices.