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EA & Warner Bros. Team on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Videogame

Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. have announced THE HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE videogame, scheduled for a Nov. 2005 release in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book. In the game, players experience the thrilling moments of the movie and put their magic to the ultimate test in cooperative play with up to two friends.

"HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE is the fifth HARRY POTTER videogame we have created, and we are incredibly excited with the fresh innovations that the team has brought to the game," said Harvey Elliott, exec producer at EAUK. "With high anticipation for the film and our strong relationship with Warner Bros. Interactive Ent., we have been able to develop a game that complements the film in this exciting addition to the Harry Potter franchise."

"Working with EA, we look forward to offering players a highly developed HARRY POTTER game with HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE," said Jason Hall, svp for Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. "The game will possess the extremely creative aspects of the Harry Potter world captured in both the film and the book, giving fans a complete interactive experience."

In HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze. Players will experience all the thrills of the movie from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort.

Harry, Ron and Hermione are all playable characters, modeled after their big-screen counterparts. In this game, an all-new spell-casting system allows players to feel the magic for the first time as the controller shakes and reacts with every flick of the wand. Players can also team up with friends in co-operative play.

Under development by EA's U.K. Studio, the team behind the worldwide success of the HARRY POTTER library of games, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE is scheduled for release for the PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and Windows PC. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at info.ea.com.

Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc., a Warner Bros. Ent. Co., is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.

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