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LEGO Harry Potter Video Game Interview, Images, and Preview Round Up

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Posted by: Edward
February 08, 2010, 02:28 PM

There has been a recent slew of new interviews, previews, and a few new images from the soon to be released Harry Potter LEGO: Years 1 - 4 game to come online. Here now is a brief rundown:


First, two videos are online featuring behind-the-scenes looks at the creation and creative process of the game.  GamesWeasel.com included this video as part of their weekly video podcast, which features Jonathan Smith, Head of Production at Traveller's Tales Games, speaking to the kind of new and innovative ways in which gamers may use the LEGO game within the Harry Potter world.  He adds that with this game, the characters "learn and grow" throughout the experience, which adds an even deeper level to the overall gaming experience with character progression.  The second video, thanks to SS, contains a short conversation with a character artist for the Harry Potter LEGO game who briefly walks us through the creation of Buckbeak for the game.

Next, GameSpot for Wii has a few new stills from the game online, showing Professor Quirrell, the LEGO Trio, Harry and Ron, the Great Hall, and the Troll.  For a complete look at the complete series of released stills, check here in our Image Galleries.  

Finally, Eurogamer has an article online which also makes note of the character progression throughout the game, saying, in part:
Most of the story levels will still work a little bit like instances - we're shown a bustling Diagon Alley complete with Gringott's Bank and The Leaky Cauldron, while the village of Hogsmeade is mentioned as a later location - but Hogwarts is intricately tied in with another of the game's new ideas: character progression.
Far more than a simple interactive menu, the school is the place where Harry and friends will attend lessons, learning new kinds of spells, which will in turn open up more of the story. Starting the game - which, as the title suggests, charts the narratives of the first four books - with no knowledge of magic whatsoever, by the end of the adventure, Harry will have filled up a reassuringly spacious selection wheel of powers.
The full article and preview can be found at this link.

With an official release date still yet to be announced, multiple sources are reporting a May 2010 release date for the game on the PS3, XBox 360, Wii, PC, DS, and PSP platforms.  Check back to Leaky for the very latest!

Many thanks to SnitchSeeker and those who owled!


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31 Comments

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376 Points

i hope they make an iphone/ipod version. haaa. probably not.

Posted by john-robert. on February 09, 2010, 01:29 PM report to moderator
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12348 Points

Cool! but WHY ARE THEY TEASING US??? RELEASE THE GAME ALRIGHT!!

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on February 09, 2010, 01:33 PM report to moderator
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276 Points

Looking forward to the game.

Posted by leigia on February 09, 2010, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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1830 Points

Arrrrgh, it’s getting really hard to wait! I’m going to have to replay the old ones instead of twiddling my thumbs and looking at the pictures and trailer over and over again.

Posted by nellythemarrow on February 09, 2010, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

Gosh I’m so excited for this game! I want it to come out NOW! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on February 09, 2010, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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1373 Points

So cool! I like the idea of a game about 4 years and not year by year how it was with HP games earlier)))

Posted by Pollytomat on February 09, 2010, 06:11 PM report to moderator
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4565 Points

Will definitely have to purchase this when it comes out!

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on February 09, 2010, 09:53 PM report to moderator
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3134 Points

Looks like fun! :o)

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1910 Points

That’s so good!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on February 10, 2010, 12:53 AM report to moderator
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36 Points

Lego Harry Potter!!!???

Posted by Annie Foster on February 10, 2010, 04:07 AM report to moderator
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6690 Points

how cute, i want the game :D

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on February 10, 2010, 05:18 AM report to moderator
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1740 Points

I seriuosly can;t waii till the game comes fun! This sounds so cool!

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221 Points

I am sadly inexperienced when it comes to gaming but… this looks really really cool!

Posted by rosepug on February 10, 2010, 07:09 AM report to moderator
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128 Points

Cool! I love the LEGO games, but there the best on the Wii. LEGO HP will be SOOOOO cool!

p.s. If you think that LEGO games on the Wii are the best, say so!

Posted by deatheater111 on February 10, 2010, 07:56 AM report to moderator
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1420 Points

cant whate it looks cute

Posted by alicia00 on February 10, 2010, 09:37 AM report to moderator
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