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Extra "level of polish" on Half-Blood Prince Video Game

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Posted by: Edward
February 20, 2009, 02:41 PM

There is a new interview online today from GamerVision.com with John Fenno, a Senior Product Manager from EA, about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game.  In the interview, Mr. Fenno discusses the differences between this and the previous games, what gamers can expect from the various platforms, and how they've utilized the various strengths of each platform.  He also notes that the game, which he calls an "action packed experience from start to finish," has gone through a "level of polish" since the release of the game was delayed along with the film last summer.  Quoteage:

"We put in an extra level of polish on the game that, I think, we can confidently say that this is the best Harry Potter game that we've ever made."
You can watch the interview, which runs just over three minutes in length and features a number of clips from the video game, via this link.

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game is slated for release in the Summer of 2009.

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65 Comments

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Awesome :)

Posted by NoeLover42 on February 21, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
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Wow! That’s good news! I can’t wait! :)

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 21, 2009, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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So not much news here.Just a PR guy repeating all the things we already know.

Still looking forward to it. _

Posted by Goderic Gryffindor on February 21, 2009, 06:55 AM report to moderator
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Yeah, I’m sure they did a lot of extra polish. They probably just sent it through the play testing one more time and didn’t touch the game anymore. This is all PR spin to make it sound like they used the extra time to do something when they already moved on to other games.

Posted by gcw07 on February 21, 2009, 08:23 AM report to moderator
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Well, that’s good.

Posted by Edza on February 21, 2009, 08:35 AM report to moderator
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yeah when I first read it I thought they meant Polish the nationality too!

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 21, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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I want it now :D I can’t wait! SQUEE! :D x

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 21, 2009, 01:59 PM report to moderator
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So cool! I can’t wait to play it! Why, oh why, couldn’t they have released it at the original time? Oh well, it’s good to see that they are putting some extra work to it and not just storing the finished product until the new release date.

Posted by Sophie on February 21, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
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Thats cool:) im glad they spent the extra time actually DOING something…

Posted by sleepyhead on February 21, 2009, 06:45 PM report to moderator
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yes! I cant wait to have another cool video game to play:)

Posted by ChrissyPuff on February 21, 2009, 07:24 PM report to moderator
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wow that was vague: what exactly does an extra level of polish mean? we did more bug tests than usual?

Posted by Aduende on February 21, 2009, 09:34 PM report to moderator
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I was hoping (in vain) they might release the game as scheduled. But I’m glad they used the extra time to make it even better :)

Posted by muzic823{ROAR} on February 21, 2009, 09:58 PM report to moderator
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Cool!

Posted by badger666 on February 22, 2009, 12:39 AM report to moderator
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This is a cool silver lining. Can’t wait.

Posted by Crom on February 22, 2009, 04:18 AM report to moderator
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1884 Points

Excellent!! I hope WB have used the extra time to do the same with the film!!!

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on February 22, 2009, 08:44 AM report to moderator
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