The EA Play Label and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows video games are in development to coincide with the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series - to be told in two full-length parts.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be released this autumn on all major gaming platforms, taking the action outside of Hogwarts for the first time. On the run with a horde of merciless enemies on their tail, players will find themselves in unknown territory, far from the safety of the school grounds, fighting for survival at every turn.
"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, 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."
A new game engine built specifically to leverage the technology of the PS3 and Xbox 360 promises to ensure high definition graphics and intense combat gameplay that will immerse players in the action like never before.
In addition to versions for Xbox 360 and PS3, Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and 2 are also in development for Wii, Nintendo DS and PC.