EA and Warner Bros. have announced the development of two games based on the two upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 takes place outside of Hogwarts for the first time and is built upon a new engine for HD consoles that promises to immerse players in the action like never before.
"The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before," says Jonathan Bunney, VP, Head of Production at EA Bright Light. "We believe we are creating a Harry Potter game that the HD console gaming generation will appreciate and enjoy. We have built new technology specifically to allow us to prove that magic is a truly potent force and, in this game, players will need to use all their skills if they want to survive."
David Heyman, Producer of the Harry Potter films series adds: "We have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with EA in collaborating on the Harry Potter videogames. Over the years, the games have grown ever closer to the films in their art direction and in their spirit so it is exciting to know that the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 videogame will capture the action and suspense of the upcoming film."
"The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 videogame is packed from start to finish with action and combat. Players will be on the run, fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, engaging with Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn. To amplify the action, players will encounter ferocious creatures from the previous films in addition to the adversaries Harry faces in the seventh film. They will need to muster their most powerful magic against relentless assaults from all sides. There are no more lessons, no more training. This time the danger is real. It's time for players to fight for their lives."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC.