X360, PS3 Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | 6:52 PM

Next-gen Harry Potter

Next-gen Harry Potter

It's no real surprise that EA announced today that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the game based on the movie, itself based on the book would be available on Wii, PS2, PSP, DS and GBA, but also on next-gen consoles. Proof inside with 3 720p images.


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Commented on 2006-11-21 19:03:11
Only the characters look good, and maybe just the faces.
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:16:36 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
Only the characters look good, and maybe just the faces.
^ Wrong! I'm a graphics whore; and I can tell you that these actually look pretty darn good for a game such as Harry Potter...
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:24:00
Looks okay, though it sure is a jaggies fest, since this's from EA i bet my three nuts they'll screw it one way or another, but they do know how to milk a movie license to DEATH!
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:27:30
I wonder if we'll get to shake our wii-motes like magic wands on the screen.
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:36:40
finally there going in to the art direction of the movie instead of the story.. thats the way how the school should look like...
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:48:16 In reply to AcidSnow
Yes but it doesn't look like the new movie, as the characters are young like in the first film in this game.
Posted by AcidSnow
^ Wrong! I'm a graphics whore; and I can tell you that these actually look pretty darn good for a game such as Harry Potter...
Well maybe as far as Harry Potter goes but by any other standard they look pretty poor.
Commented on 2006-11-21 19:56:03 In reply to AcidSnow
Posted by AcidSnow
^ Wrong! I'm a graphics whore; and I can tell you that these actually look pretty darn good for a game such as Harry Potter...
as a graphics whore you must be blind
Commented on 2006-11-21 20:06:10
the characters look good, but the environments look too bland..still early though, but i dont care anyways hahaha
Commented on 2006-11-21 20:23:52
I think the architecture is just bland. If you look closely, there's alot of detail in that blandness.

Between that and the bland-but-detailed charachters, there's a decent amount of effort put in there. It's really quite amazing looking for a spinoff of a spinoff, but I guess considering the financial clout Potheads (tee-hee, I love's that term - tho granted I haven't read the books or seen the movie everyone else in my family has and love 'em) have, I suppose it's somewhat justified. Then again, this IS EA, and its not like there's a competing Potter game coming from another compang or anything, they don't HAVE to do a good job.
Commented on 2006-11-21 20:26:39
I'm totally not into the story, but if the gameplay is different than the last game (which sucked badass) I'd want to try it. I also totally love the atmosphere inside of those schools.
Commented on 2006-11-21 20:45:22
Defeat :/
Commented on 2006-11-21 20:55:28
Has anyone played any of the previous Harry Potter games and if so, does it just follow the story in the book/movie? If so, I would think that's a waste..
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:27:27
Still need to watch that damn film >_<
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:35:10
Graphics look ok but who enen likes Harry Potter?
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:39:02
That one of harry freaks me out...

But the face models are quite accurate, if a little too young looking.
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:48:06
the model of Harry looks more like the one in the first movie....that can't be right,
He looks alot different in the pictures from the fifth movie
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:53:33
I hate to break it to you, but the "next generation" is now the current generation, and the Wii is part of the current generation.
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:56:38 In reply to superjesse
Posted by superjesse
Graphics look ok but who enen likes Harry Potter?
The Order of the Phoenix is not out yet. Sometime in 2007. And I was curious about the older games based on the previous movies..
Commented on 2006-11-21 21:57:45 In reply to youaredumb
Posted by youaredumb
I hate to break it to you, but the "next generation" is now the current generation, and the Wii is part of the current generation.
On the contrary, Sony continues to sell PS2, Microsoft continues to sell Xbox, so the PS3, XBOX360 and Wii are indeed next-gen.

Nice username BTW, ironically depicts what you yourself are..
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:05:29
Nerd-(OMG!!! HARRY POTTER NEXT-GEN!!!) What I Think- Who cares! Harry Potter is a waste of money! Just some stupid game...
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:06:27
ya but ps2 xbox and stuff is last gen now, current gen is xbox360 and ps3 and wii, cant call it next gen now that their all out, the ps2,ps1,xbox and stuff is just called "last gen" well to me :)
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:26:21
Ugly-ass port.

The characters looks pretty good, althrough a little flat.
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:42:48 In reply to newtrick
Posted by newtrick
ya but ps2 xbox and stuff is last gen now, current gen is xbox360 and ps3 and wii, cant call it next gen now that their all out, the ps2,ps1,xbox and stuff is just called "last gen" well to me :)
EXACTLY!
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:46:33
Compare Mr. Potter to this Dutch politic;

http://www.euronet.nl/users/pcmversch/beelden/Balk...
Commented on 2006-11-21 22:59:50
EA's philosophy works from a business stand point. Aquire or develope a franchise that is sure to be successful. Spend the least amount of money required to keep the interest of casual fans. Reap the benefit of having rabid fans. The less they spend on making a quality title, the more money they make. Don't expect a harry potter game to ever have good graphics because it will sell regardless.
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