If you happen to fall into the category of consumers who aren’t tired of Harry Potter products or LEGO games, you’ll no doubt be ecstatic to hear that Warner Bros. and TT Games have officially announced the coming arrival of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for winter 2011 on every conceivable gaming platform, including the NGP. If, however, you could care less about boy wizards, LEGO collectathons, or possible launch titles for Sony’s next handheld, we invite you to take your grumpy-ass self and proceed to the next article.
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A follow-up to last year’s LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, the new game will build upon the characters’ repertoire of spells and potions, and include new locations in which to use them including Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, and Godric’s Hollow.
“In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, we are giving gamers a truly epic conclusion to the most successful movie franchise in history with delightful gameplay for fans of all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games in today’s press release. “We have built upon the first game and are giving fans even more magical abilities, puzzle solving and exploration, in addition to our distinctive brand of hilarious LEGO humour and charm.”
Warner Bros. Entertainment’s release also indicated Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will land on Sony’s upcoming NGP in time for the holidays, adding weight to SCEA’s Jack Tretton’s earlier comments to Engadget (opens in new tab) in regards to the NGP that Sony would “get at least one territory out by the end of holiday 2011.” That ‘one territory’ could very well be Japan, however the announcement neglects to clarify if the game’s release is specific to any one region.
If not on the NGP, North Americans can also pick up TT Games’s sequel on PS3, PSP, Wii, DS, 3DS and PC.
May 19, 2011
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