EA Announces Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Video Game(s)

by Meagan Marie on Jun 01, 2010 at 05:30 AM

Capitalizing on the decision to cleave J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book into a two-part movie, EA announced today that they will be following suit with a pair of Deathly Hallows games.

“The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before,” said Jonathan Bunney, Vice President and 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.”

Following the narrative of the books, Deathly Hallows marks the first time Harry and his friends will remain away from Hogwarts, giving the development team new environments to explore as they search out and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes.

“We have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with EA in collaborating on the Harry Potter videogames,” said David Heyman, Producer of the Harry Potter films series. “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.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will hit retail this autumn for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and mobile devices.