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EA details Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Being the overly critical jackass that I am I was really surprised that I enjoyed the video game version of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.  Was it a perfect game? No, but it was a simple game that did a reasonable job at immersing the player in a world of wizardry and magic.  Now EA has announced their plans on the final chapter of Harry Potter’s adventures, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Just like the film adaptation Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split into two games, the first of which will arrive this autumn.  EA has revamped the games and are promising more of a focus on wizard battles instead of puzzles and mini-games.  The first batch of screens for the game shows Harry hiding behind a beam so I guess the game will jump aboard the 3rd person cover system bandwagon.

EA hasn’t revealed if the game will support the PlayStation Move or Natal but it’s almost a lock considering you use a wand to attack. I mean c’mon, how can EA not take advantage of the latest motion tech for Harry Potter’s last video game escapade?

EA Brightlight proved that they can do a competent Harry Potter game and I’m interested to see what new mechanics are offered in the Deathly Hallows.  I just hope that the games aren’t too short since they’re being split up into separate installments.

Now it’s time to put on my cloak and jump aboard my Nimbuss 2000 and get ready for some Harry Potter goodness at E3.