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EA’s Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Game For Halloween

Electronic Arts shipped HARRY POTTER: QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP videogame to stores on Oct. 28, 2003, just in time for Halloween. In the game, Harry Potter fans are able to fully experience the magical power, speed and competition of Quidditch, the favorite sport of witches and wizards, for the first time.

Developed by EA's U.K. studios, the team behind the worldwide success of the HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE and HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS GAMES, HARRY POTTER: QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP is available on the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC.

The magical sport of Quidditch involving two teams of seven players who fly on broomsticks, with four balls in simultaneous play (one Quaffle, two Bludgers and the elusive Golden Snitch) and a unique scoring system. In Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup, players can control all the Quidditch positions and high-flying moves. Gamers can choose any one of the four Hogwarts House teams to triumph in the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup before taking a national team to Quidditch World Cup glory.

In the international World Cup tournament, players can choose to play for nine different, professional teams, which include the USA, Bulgaria (featuring Viktor Krum), the hard-hitting Nordic Team, England, Japan, France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Sporting their own Quidditch uniforms and unique stadium environment, each nation has different strengths and tactics that lend strategy and depth as players progress through a unique ladder system.

Connectivity between the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance also allows players to trade Quidditch cards and team up together for co-operative gameplay. Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and with an MSRP of $39.95 for console platforms and $29.95 for PC and Game Boy Advance. The game's official Website is www.harrypotter.ea.com.

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