Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame ships across North America and will be in-store in Europe from June 28th. Here is more info:
"Available on multiple platforms, the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame allows players to explore the many key locations within Hogwarts, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures described in the rich narrative of the books and films.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?s non-linear gameplay allows the player to explore an interactive Hogwarts, discovering dark corridors and secret rooms along the way. Choose where you go, what you do and when you do it, using the innovative gesture-based spell casting system. In addition, attend a number of classes as side-missions and compete in wizard Mini-Games throughout Hogwarts to compete against the best from each house. Experience the most authentic-to-the-movie game experience in Harry Potter history, with authentic characters and locales that give the look, feel and sound of the movie!
With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the videogame of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans an opportunity to experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and finds himself meeting in secret with a small group of students who name themselves Dumbledore?s Army. Hermione convinces Harry to teach them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
PSP Version Features:
Discover the real Hogwarts Explore the Hogwarts from the movie and discover its magical secrets. Talk to the portraits, complete their missions and gain passwords for shortcuts around Hogwarts. The player can interact with virtually everything they come across, gain discovery points and unlock secrets in the Room of Rewards. The Ministry of Magic and the press have branded Harry a liar. Prove them wrong, and win the students of Hogwarts back by defeating the bullies and completing a variety of tasks to evade the dark forces.
Recruit Dumbledore's Army Find and recruit the members of Dumbledore's Army. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 's non-linear gameplay allow the player to choose where they go, what they do and when they do it, within the magical surroundings of Hogwarts.
Experience the movie in the game Play the key moments from the movie, from the Dementor attack in Little Whinging to the ferocious battles at the Ministry of Magic. Experience the most authentic-to-the-movie game experience in Harry Potter videogame history: the castle is built from the same blueprints used to build the movie sets; actual movie assets were referenced to create a more authentic feel; many of the movie's actors have been head scanned and contribute their actual character voices; and the key Harry Potter music theme can be heard in this videogame.
Play other favorite characters Play as Sirius Black to protect Harry as you confront Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy in the Ministry of Magic. Play as Dumbledore in his momentous final confrontation with Voldemort. Or play as Lucius, Bellatrix and Voldemort in intense multiplayer action.
Multiplayer Action Connect up-to six players and compete in magical combat in Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic. Unlock multiplayer modes, locations, characters and spells as you progress through the game.
Developed by EA?s UK Studio, the team behind the worldwide success of the Harry Potter library of games, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been rated E 10+ by the ESRB and is available for the Nintendo Wii? with an MSRP of $49.99, PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 with an MSRP of $59.99, PlayStation2 and PSP (PlayStationPortable) for $39.99, as well as Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Windows PC, [Apple Macintosh] with an MSRP of $29.99 and Mobile Phone."