Lego Harry Potter: 1-4 takes flight in 2010

E3 2009: WBIE and TT Games team with J.K. Rowling's boy wizard on building-block adaptation based on first four books in acclaimed franchise.


LOS ANGELES--Last week, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed the first part of a rumor that initially surfaced in March, saying that TT Games was at work on Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. Today, the second half of that rumor became a reality when WBIE announced Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, a building-block-based adaptation of J.K. Rowling's famed first novels in the Harry Potter franchise.

Potter always was a bit awkward.
Potter always was a bit awkward.

TT Games will be crafting the Lego-infused game, having also handled other Lego mash-ups such as the Lego Star Wars series and Lego Batman. WBIE did not say on which platforms Lego Harry Potter: 1-4 would be released, and had not responded to requests for additional information as of press time.

Lego Harry Potter: 1-4 will focus on the nascent years of the Hogwarts crew, following the titular hero and newly jaundiced friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, in addition to other characters from the franchise. According to WBIE, gamers will be afforded a chance to attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as well as engage in other wizardly activities such as casting spells, mixing potions, and flying on broomsticks.

Commenting on more general gameplay elements, WBIE senior vice president of development and production Samantha Ryan said, "The game is geared for players to experience a good mix of puzzle-solving gameplay with exploration and battle in some of the most beloved Harry Potter environments, plus a few other surprises."

Lego Harry Potter: 1-4 is currently scheduled for release in 2010.

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