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Voice of Dan Radcliffe Not Part of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Video Game

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 04:03 PM

As July draws closer, we will be hearing more about the products tied in with the release of the sixth Harry Potter film. One such article is online today that features producers from speaking about the upcoming video game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this article from Videogamer.com, we learn that while several cast members have contributed their voices for their character counterpart in the games, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter)is not one of those included. Quotage:

We've had a few of the cast come into the studio, but it's down to their availability. We couldn't get Daniel Radcliffe this year because he was doing Equus and making a movie, but we have his official voice double. When they go back to do over-dubs and things like that, he's the guy they use. And around the world we have all the actors we can get. Funnily enough, I think France and Germany are getting more of the original line-up.

In the interview, the EA producers also reveal they are working more closely with producers of the Harry Potter films:

We are lucky. And the fact that this is now the sixth game, and it's been the same production company all the way through in terms of the movies, and we've always had a very close working relationship with Warner brothers… you kind of grow together in a way. In the same way that the films have grown as big as they have - they're always eagerly awaited - it's definitely the case now that we know that what they like is what we like. The great thing is that things have now come to the point where… well, last year on Order of the Phoenix we built Hogwarts in full 3D. Kids loved it, and the movie production company loved it as well, so this time around [for the film] they looked at our 3D models and started planning shots.

JB: Their locations are all over the place, a castle in Scotland, a cathedral in Bath, so this lets them see how things join.

At last word, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game was due to be released on July 15, 2009.


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I can understand why.

I really need to finish the OotP game, but I cannot wait for this one.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on March 19, 2009, 07:36 AM report to moderator
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Hope Emma is in

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on March 19, 2009, 11:09 AM report to moderator
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I didn’t expect him too, he didn’t do the voice over for the last one.

Posted by Hopelaa93 on March 19, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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That’s a shame Dan can’t be involved, but I’m sure the voice double will do great work. There are amazingly talented people in the entertainment industry.

Posted by Garden State Geek on March 19, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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I wanted to hear Dan’s voice! =( It will be fun to listen to see how similar his voice double is!

Posted by AbiDumbledore on March 19, 2009, 01:07 PM report to moderator
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it’s strange and cool that they have voice doubles.. :L :P

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on March 19, 2009, 01:44 PM report to moderator
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aww come on dan rad! lol you don’t have anything else going on…

Posted by rebel on March 19, 2009, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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That sort of sucks…:(

Posted by on March 19, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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I think the most interesting aspect of this article is the fact that film makers are looking at the gaming model as a guideline for the film’s geographic placements because I think WB has sort of picked up on the Harry Potter fan’s acute attention to detail and scrutiny, lol.

As for the Dan not doing the voiceover is not unexpected. He’s never done it for any of the games. I love the games though! The voices are hit and miss but Ron is always fun to listen to.

Posted by Professor Potter on March 19, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
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I enjoyed the OOTP game for being able to walk around the castle only pretty much. There wasn’t much of a game there. I wonder what this one will be like? I can’t wait for the game based on the battle of Hogwarts. That could be a good one if done right.

Posted by phantomdave79 on March 19, 2009, 08:36 PM report to moderator
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has his voice ever been in the video games?

Posted by McGiggles92 on March 20, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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@ remus_rocks.
i agree to that.
and i had no idea either.

Posted by chocolaterabbits on March 20, 2009, 12:28 PM report to moderator
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Do we know which actors they were able to get?

Posted by Samantha on March 20, 2009, 06:47 PM report to moderator
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oh well we can’t win them all! =(((((((((((((

Posted by muggle..andproudofit =:) on March 21, 2009, 12:41 PM report to moderator
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Was his voice in the OotP game? I’m pretty sure they used Rupert and Emma in that one anyway.

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on March 21, 2009, 02:14 PM report to moderator
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