This is going to be the greatest game to come out on next-gen consoles. They'll be talking about this one for years after playing it.
Boy wizard returns with Order of the Phoenix; movie tie-in slated for July 2007 release on all three next-gen consoles, select current-gen systems.
When it comes to stirring hysteria among the younger generation, there aren't many properties more potent than the Harry Potter books by author J.K. Rowling. Electronic Arts hopes that some of that magic rubs off next year, as the company has announced the latest game based on the fledgling wizard, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Due to release in conjunction with the Warner Bros. feature film of the same name, Order of the Phoenix will be the first Harry Potter game to appear on next-generation consoles. The Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 will all be bewitched by the game, as will the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC.
The news may not be a surprise to all, as EA previously announced that it was working on a Harry Potter Wii game back in July.
The game will be follow the story featured in the upcoming film and the fifth book in the Harry Potter series of novels. Wannabe wizards will be able to play as Harry, Dumbledore, and Sirius Black as they wander the halls of Hogwarts and other locales featured in the book and film.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in development at EA UK, has not yet been rated or priced.
I'm not trying to rip off other games, but a GTA-style Harry Potter game, where you can switch between Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and spells mapped to the face buttons (like they did in Marvel Ultimate Alliance) would probably make the first decent game in the series. But, of course, I'm no game designer. I'm just using what works.
-_- another harry Potter game, booooooooooooooooooooorriiiiiinnng, now the idea Samples92 was cool, i have a Wii so its good for me, Cyrax is right it does sound wrong :P or if you make it a RPG then i would be happy.
The reason not many people have anything positive to say about Harry Potter is because it's English, and to most Americans, English people are gay so Harry Potter is 'gay'. Well I'm from England and I'm not afraid to say that, other than the most recent one, I've loved all the Potter games. I've read all the books and seen all the films (even though the films are terrible), and I can't wait for the new game. By the way for those who were wondering, The 7th book, the film and this game all come out this July (haha come out cus they're gay SARDONISM PEOPLE!
I wasn't impressed with the other HP games... but I am hoping the new one for Wii will be a heck of a lot better and be worth buying. I've heard rumors that there will be a microphone and you will use the wiimote as a wand. So you'd have to say the spell and move your "wand" in the correct motion. Could be a winner.... or fail miserably! I'm hoping for a great new game!
I'm still content with all three of my last-gen consoles. But if there was one game that could make me run out & get a Wii immediately it would be a new Harry Potter game. "Swish and flick!"
hm...If it's going to be anything like the book it'll be amazing, if it's going to be anything like the what the previous films were it's going to be...ok....if it's going to be anything like the previous games it's going to be [insert explitive]. Just as a side note have any of you heard of the new X-box? If not can you guess what it's going to be called?...the X-box....wait for it.......720!!! :O what a surprise! If that information was some how wrong don't blame me...I read it in an Xbox magazine they may change it as well....anyway happy gaming 2 days left for UK dwellers!
It doesn't surprise me regardless of reading that article, since the game after this one would have to be on the next-gen consoles
I was wishing it would come out a little sooner, but I guess the longer they have to work on it the more it will be like the book.
i never played harry potter on the consoles. i only played the pc versions. with the exception of the fourth game, they were all awesome. I personally do not see harry potter movies just to see emma watson. that is just a big plus.
Harry Potter is an awesome book series! Can't wait to see (and play) #5 Order of the Phoenix. much better than the schlock that Hollywood has been churning out the past 4-5 years!
I would get it on wii, lol. I mean think of the possibilities. But it had better not be as bad as the last one. The others were good but 4 was horrible.
I met the guy who animated a couple of Harry Potter games for EA (the lead animator). But he's working with Disney now (on chicken little, that was the last time I spoke to him)... He told me that the series might concentrate on alot of other new technology which makes it really like the films. He was concentrating on a LOT of animation (the dragon etc) and that was his job. But he was saying that the team was creating new engines to make it more realistic.. and this was a more than a year and a half ago! So maybe EA will get the goods out and work on a great movie to game..game :D But this was BEFORE the wii was even called the wii, the remote wasnt even on show then! So EA's strategy might of changed there.. as back then the NEXT GEN meant movie-like graphics... I hope the wii remote could be used as a wand.. this would sell SO many copies for sure!
they better actually do a good job on a harry potter game. especially the wii version. i want some good spell casting action and good gameplay to go with it.
I think you naysayers need to get a life. I am 24 years old and I am going to tell you that Harry Potter is NOT just for kids. There are dark themes in the books and the last movie was even rated PG-13. So stop it with the kiddy comments! I am highly looking forward to this game, and so are many other HP fans out there. The Goblet of Fire game was a dissappointment but from the various descriptions I've read about it this game is going to be good. I've seen screenshots already! I can't wait! :)
I am waiting for a good HP game. I rented Number 4 and play it for 10-20 mins before going and doing something else.
Come on besides for kids who the hell actually cares about a Harry Potter game. This is just complete crap.
I wonder if the bilboards for mountian dew and Tiger Woods 07 on the castle walls ruin the atmosphere?
'Harry Potter books are awesome, but I hate Harry Potter games made by EA, especially The Goblet of Fire. I hate EA. Everybody hates EA' I like ea much better than ubi who screw everyone other than xbox owners.
its gonna be very akward having someone walk in to your room while playing harry potter on the Wii :P
Hahahah. These games have been terrible thusfar, I don't even know why I'm wasting my time reading dross like this. Probably because I'm really bored
After playing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for a few minutes on the 360--- as I picked it up a week or 2 ago because it was on the Xbox 360'S BC list and super cheap--- I found myself inpressed that the game was actually a fun adventure game. Now I'm tempted to go back to get the other BC Harry Potter games.
Harry Potter books are awesome, but I hate Harry Potter games made by EA, especially The Goblet of Fire. I hate EA. Everybody hates EA. TheStatusQue, You're clueless aren't you?
...why Dumbledore and Sirius Black? Why not just Ron and Hermione again? That's a bizarre choice of characters.
OotP was my least favorite book in the series thus far. But I'm really looking forward to casting spells with my wiimote.
harry potter is lame now!!!! its like chewing a gum then chew the same gum next day. the flavor fades off...
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