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1:20 PM on 06.03.2010

LEGO Harry Potter demo on its way to 360, PS3, and PC

Warner Brothers Interactive and TT Games have announced that it will be releasing a demo for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on June 7. The demo is a taste of what to expect when the game hits shelve...

Nick Chester

3:00 PM on 04.21.2010

Lego Harry Potter Collector's Edition details

GameStop drops the deets on this upcoming Lego game in their emailer. Yep, I pulled news from spam. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Collector's Edition is coming for Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii. The CE will come in a fancypants box,...

Dale North

4:00 AM on 03.29.2010

Harry Potter's third year gets the LEGO treatment

I'm not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed that I can recognize every scene in this trailer for LEGO Harry Potter, but I can. The trailer jogs us through the third year of Harry's time at Hogwarts, and if you don't kn...

Matthew Razak



Wizarding world in plastic: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 photo
Wizarding world in plastic: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
by Ben Perlee

As far as fandom goes, I would have to say that Harry Potter, at least for me, reigns on top. I don't know what it is, but something about the world that J.K. Rowling created that stands out as a marvelous and creative bit of literature. Sure, there is not much about the books, the films, or the games that makes them high...art, media, whatever, but there is a basic element that makes them very satisfying.

Now, as far as the Lego franchise of games based on other IPs, things have been pretty spiffy. Star Wars, Batman, and Indiana Jones have all proven that morphing a franchise into yellow minifigs and breaking down plots to over the top slapstick can be fun. Not a bad thing, these games have been great for people of all generations, and Harry Potter is the next logical step.

So as a major fan of Harry Potter, I was very interested in seeing how Traveller's Tales is going to represent a franchise I love. Sure, fans of these Lego games pretty much know what to expect, but I was curious to find some of the new features they are bringing in. So toss in your Floo powder and say with me "After the jump!"

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9:00 PM on 01.25.2010

Expect some Zelda in the DS version of LEGO Harry Potter

The DS version of LEGO Harry Potter won't be like the Wii version. In fact, it'll be something akin to Zelda according to lead designer Arthur Parsons."This time the DS version is a completely different game," Parsons told Of...

Brad Nicholson

10:00 AM on 12.08.2009

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 video has LEGOs, Potter

A long time ago, I agreed to read the Harry Potter books. I regret that decision. My brain’s corridors are now cluttered with useless Potter-related junk -- space that I could have used to memorize the latest KMFDM sin...

Brad Nicholson

1:00 PM on 07.15.2009

Games Time Forgot: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.If you are as big a Harry Potter fan as I am (impossible!), you already know by now that this week’s Gam...

Chad Concelmo

1:00 AM on 06.23.2009

Behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

EA has released some new information, screenshots and a making-of video (mysteriously titled, "Part 1") for their upcoming videogame adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Of particular note is the kn...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:45 AM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: LEGO Harry Potter teaser will cast its spell on you

And the winner for worst headline of all time? Chad Concelmo for his “LEGO Harry Potter teaser post” two seconds ago! Thank you, thank you so much everyone. I would like to thank the Academy, of course. Also my fr...

Chad Concelmo

9:11 AM on 06.01.2009

E3 09: LEGO Harry Potter no longer a rumor

Much to no one’s surprise, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games will be releasing LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in 2010.The title is pretty much what you’ve expect, putting players in control of LEGO...

Nick Chester

11:00 AM on 01.05.2009

More LEGO rumors: No LEGO Harry Potter in 2009, more LEGO Indy likely

I know you're probably all reeling from the improbability of this past weekend's rumored LEGO Rock Band title (seriously, WTF?), but there's more LEGO rumors where that came from. According to Eurogamer, a source close to dev...

Nick Chester







EA Showcase 08: Hands-on with Harry Potter for the Wii
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

I have a confession to make. I like Harry Potter. Well, I like the movies anyway. Emma Watson is hot. What? She's 18 now. I can say that. 

Er, anyway, I played the Wii version of the upcoming Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince game based on the upcoming movie. I got to check out some of the new features as well as having some hands-on with the new magical duel mode with the extremely happy Flynn DeMarco from GayGamer (I kicked his ass!).

Hit the jump to read all about it.

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6:17 PM on 04.22.2008

Expelliarmus! EA announces Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame

I’m sure many of you are die-hard fans of the Harry Potter books, and if you’re like me, finishing the last page of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was an emotional, bittersweet experience. It almost felt lik...

Samit Sarkar



Destructoid review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix photo
Destructoid review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by Chad Concelmo

For a Harry Potter fan this is easily the ZOMGBESTSUMMEREVER! Not only did the videogame based on the upcoming 5th movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, just come out this past week, but next month will also bring with it the release of said movie, plus the grand unveiling of the final, 7th book in the hugely successful series (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).

Being the self-proclaimed biggest Harry Potter fan in the Destructoid network, I obviously couldn’t wait to get my hands on the game. But what version to play? Phoenix is out for almost every system on the market right now; which version would give me the most enjoyment as a fan?

It may come as no surprise that I instinctually went with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the Wii. Not only do I love my little white console that could, but the chance to perform spells with my Wiimote as a wand had me leaping in nerdy excitement.

But was my experience in a virtual Hogwarts all it could have been, or was I as disappointed as receiving a “T” on my Ordinary Wizarding Levels (for the record, that is very disappointing)?

Hit the jump for the final verdict, but be warned: an almost unhealthy amount of geeky Harry Potter talk awaits.

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3:57 PM on 04.17.2007

Gallery: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on PS3, 360, PSP, GBA, & DS

Screenshoto orgasum! The hive of little boxes below reveal what the next installment of Harry Potter: The Order Of the Phoenix will look like on nearly every bloody console under the sun, with the exception of the mysterious ...

Papa Niero

12:21 PM on 04.12.2007

Harry Potter is all growns up, not Jewish

As the Harry Potter books become darker and darker, one question repeats itself in many a fan's mind: When will Hermione get naked? Due to the fact that she's leaving the series early to "focus on other projects...

William Haley