Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 due July 14 in UK

Second installment in EA's bifurcated series dropping in European markets a day before the film is released this summer; retailers indicate July 12 US bow.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was released last November alongside the film of the same name to a cold reception. Like the film, the video game adaptations were also bifurcated, and EA will have a chance at critical redemption this summer when Part 2 arrives during the week before the film drops this July.

Harry Potter wields his wand yet again this summer.

The release date news stems from a new trailer for the game (embedded below), which is introduced by Emma Watson, who plays the part of Hermione Granger from J.K. Rowling's magical universe.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will arrive in theaters worldwide on July 15, which means gamers will have the first crack at the culmination of the Harry Potter universe.

July 14 is a Thursday, and the release date shown in the video is meant for the European market. Traditionally, games are released on Tuesdays in North America, which would make a July 12 release date likely for this region. A number of US retailers, including GameStop, are also listing the game for a July 12 bow.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PC. For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

30 comments
cjchong3210
cjchong3210

I think the game would be better if they are going to make the game like infamous.

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cjchong3210

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pudgexd
pudgexd

Are the games any good at all? lol Looking forward to the movie finale!

mightEone
mightEone

Normally, the ending of a series goes out with a bang. But Harry Potter likes his games to do the opposite

Briggins14
Briggins14

@sexyweapons, Meh, not really. i mean, yea she did look better with long hair but i still think she looks cute.

NickyWithATicky
NickyWithATicky

If they made a game where the main characters were Luna and Nevil, it would be a lot better.

defter23
defter23

Harry Potter games are sucks just like Harry Potter movies.

mtait01
mtait01

what about lego harry potter years 5-7? I will be looking forward more to that than this gash

solidsnakedude1
solidsnakedude1

The harry potter games all went downhill after the Prisoner of Azkaban, so I'm not expecting much.

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

Pretty cool But is it just me or has Emma Watson lost her sexy appeal since she had her hair cut short Briggins14@

mardinn
mardinn

Please delete this game. I do NOT want to play or even see it existing. I have nothing against the HP series, but this... being a Tps.. is just disgraceful.

Goyoshi12
Goyoshi12

As I stated in my Order of the Phoenix review. It's much better to get the book than the game. I do believe it will be correct for this one...again. :?

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

It sucks the series to going to end. How sad

Bezee4u
Bezee4u

I love Harry Potter and I'm a huge fan but this can't stop me admitting how terrible DT pt 1 was...My fanboyism got me playing till the end but i admit it was poor. I really hope pt 2 is an improvement.

clintbrew
clintbrew

forget about lego harry potter 5-7 how about lego harry potter the complete saga that whould be epic also i probly get deathly hallows part 1 for the kinect when it cheaper also loved chamer of secrets on the gamecube

Rod90
Rod90

Pffff. Bad trailer. Terrible voice acting at the end.

Briggins14
Briggins14

The only thing good about that trailer was Emma Watson in the beginning. i just want Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7.

lordofallpies
lordofallpies

For gods sake I don't give a damn about some strange kid with a scar on his head anymore, that got old ages ago!

pokecharm
pokecharm

I think it would be easier if they just stopped making the game and just outright asked us all for money.

RIIIIKU
RIIIIKU

@The_Capitalist I agree...but the Lego Harry Potter was really Awesome

Briggins14
Briggins14

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The_Capitalist
The_Capitalist

The last good Harry Potter video game from EA was Chamber of Secrets, and that over eight years ago. Every single game afterwards was awful.

benleslie5
benleslie5

I found Part 1 really disapointing :( As a Potter fan I loved Deathly Hallows but the game was just awful I would agree with dylan417 on about Lego Harry Potter 5-7 Years.

tntkng
tntkng

I played the first a few weeks ago and it was horrible. Lets hope that this one is at least decent or God forbid good.

RojoBear24
RojoBear24

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dylan417
dylan417

Dont care about this game, when Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 coming out?