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LEGO Harry Potter Q&A: Hogwarts Is "A Massive Explorable Environment"

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Posted by: Rosi
April 07, 2010, 01:46 PM

PlayStation Blog has a brand new interview with Traveller's Tales' Jonathan Smith, the Head of Production at the independent games developer behind the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 video game. Smith stressed how magic can be used to "create a new kind of LEGO gameplay, with characters that learn new spells over a long period of time...always progressing." Continuing in the vein of game progression, Smith also spoke about unlocking different parts of Hogwarts with each new spell:

[Y]ou’ll find more and more of Hogwarts accessible to you as a player, switching between different characters, until it becomes a really huge, immersive, explorable, open environment — to which you’ll return between story events to discover more secrets and learn more things.
The interview also covered the reasons behind the choice to focus on the first four books for "a really substantial adventure," Traveller's Tales' creative freedom on the project and the support for LEGO's unique take on Harry Potter. Smith declared that it is "a big game compared to other LEGO games," additionally commenting that the PSP game has a greater focus on adventure and questing than the PlayStation 3 game, which has a greater focus on action.

You can read the full interview at this link. As we told you last week, the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 game will now be released in June 2010.

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27 Comments

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cant whate for the game to come out

Posted by alicia00 on April 08, 2010, 09:08 AM report to moderator
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220 Points

Cool!

Cannot wait to get this gane!

Posted by Fabulous_luvwatson_HP on April 08, 2010, 10:54 AM report to moderator
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60 Points

I already have OotP for the Wii, but never got very far. Too time consuming. My kids already have Lego Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Batman – which are all loads of fun. They want this one too, but I think I may have to “confiscate” it :)
Can’t wait for it to come out!!!

Posted by elsabetharia on April 08, 2010, 03:54 PM report to moderator
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36 Points

This sounds really fun, and I’m excited, even though I don’t go for franchise tie-in sorts of games!

Posted by lunarmage on April 08, 2010, 10:14 PM report to moderator
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4208 Points

I am glad they have made the games so fulfilling.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on April 09, 2010, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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311 Points

They have very funny bits on the game (about the caracters) and it helps to keep a light and playfull atmosphere. It’s lovely to see a LEGO version of J.K. Rowling’s magic world! Really engineous =)

Posted by Madam Snape on April 09, 2010, 11:26 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Sounds fun!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 11, 2010, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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1373 Points

Ah! I’m so excited about this game! :)

Posted by Pollytomat on April 12, 2010, 02:22 AM report to moderator
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I don’t usually play a lot of video games but this one I’m really excited for :D

Posted by *ariana_dumbledore* on April 12, 2010, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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31 Points

This game looks brilliant, i’ll definitely get it.

Posted by Andrew on April 14, 2010, 02:06 AM report to moderator
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My brothers have Lego Indiana Jones and it looks quite fun, i’m really exited about playing this but i don’t have a PS3 or anything reletively new, i do have an ancient PS2 that used to be one of my brothers (and really still is) i’ll have to see if they make it in PS2 … i could borow my brothers xbox if it comes out on that … hmm.

Posted by retrorocketrhiannon on April 14, 2010, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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80243 Points

Lego schmego…

Posted by Won_Two on June 04, 2010, 12:32 AM report to moderator
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