Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. have release the HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and Windows PC. Launching in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowlings fourth book, the game allows players to experience moments from the movie and master magic in cooperative play with up to two of their friends.
The HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame offers HARRY POTTER fans and gamers alike a chance to explore the adventures of the young wizard and his friends in a whole new way, said Harvey Elliott, exec producer at EAUK. We worked closely with David Heyman, the films producer, to ensure a synergy with the overall look and feel of the film. The game is cinematic and immersive, and were looking forward to getting it into players hands.
The extremely rich HARRY POTTER world captured in both the film and the book is brought to life in the HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame with a completely interactive experience," said Jason Hall, svp for Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. "We worked closely with EA to ensure this latest edition to the HARRY POTTER videogame franchise is a great action adventure game, depicting the magical story for players."
In HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament and must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, enchanted maze. Players will experience all the adventures of the movie from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to the duel with Lord Voldemort.
The world of HARRY POTTER comes to life with in-game characters that look like their big-screen counterparts for the first time and nearly a dozen cinematic locations that mirror those in the upcoming film. Additionally, Academy Award-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes carries on his role of Lord Voldemort from the film by lending his voice talent and likeness to the game. In another first for the franchise, players can join forces with friends to combine and cast spells cooperatively.
The HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame was developed at EAs UK studio and has a U.S. MSRP range from $24.99 - $39.99. The console and PC platforms are rated E10+ and the handheld versions are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. Coming soon, the HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame will make its debut on the PSP. The official videogame website can be found at www.masterthemagic.com.
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