Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is the sequel to Traveller’s Tales highly successful video game for all consoles, Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4.

The Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 game comes out on November 11 2011 and will be available for all consoles including the ipad and iphone.

While the original game covered the first four books/films the second game will feature scenes, characters and environments from the last three instalments in the series – Order Of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows.

If you are thinking that it will be less of a game because there are only three parts of the series being covered rather than four, think again.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is destined to be one of the biggest games of 2012. If you look back at the last three books in the series, there are a heap of exiting events that will be covered in the game; from the Ministry of Magic to the search for Horcruxes and ultimately the battle of Hogwarts.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 WiiConsoles: Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is available for:

Publisher: Traveller’s Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and The Lego Group.

Price: Approx. $49.99 but will vary for different consoles

Available Date: November 11 2011 (Preorder For All Consoles)

Details: Covers Order Of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows – New playable areas include Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic and Godric’s Hollow.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Trailer

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Press Release

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 LogoBURBANK, Calif.–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group are pleased to announce that LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7, the follow-up to the hit game LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, will be available holiday 2011 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the NGP system, the Wii™ system, the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held systems and Windows PC.

“This game is a game of magic! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 distills the drama and action of Harry Potter‘s magical world, and then gives players the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite characters and environments, where they can discover new adventures and have great fun”

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 TrioBased on the last three Harry Potter books and final four films, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 takes players through Harry Potter’s heroic adventures in the Muggle and wizarding worlds. From Privet Drive in Little Whinging to Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade and Hogwarts – plus new locations including Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, and Godric’s Hollow – players will encounter new faces, new challenges and new magic, preparing them for the ultimate face-off against Lord Voldemort™.

“In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, we are giving gamers a truly epic conclusion to the most successful movie franchise in history with delightful gameplay for fans of all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games.

“We have built upon the first game and are giving fans even more magical abilities, puzzle solving and exploration, in addition to our distinctive brand of hilarious LEGO humor and charm.”

“LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 offers Harry Potter and LEGO fans an immersive experience that is fun and accessible for players of all ages,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “With this game, TT Games captures everything fans love about the Harry Potter universe – and adds a distinct LEGO twist.”

“This game is a game of magic! LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 distills the drama and action of Harry Potter‘s magical world, and then gives players the chance to immerse themselves in their favorite characters and environments, where they can discover new adventures and have great fun,” said Lisbeth Valther Pallesen, Executive Vice President, LEGO CED. “TT Games has successfully combined a deep appreciation of the Harry Potter story with signature LEGO humor and superior production capabilities in another fantastic LEGO video game.”

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones (including He Who Must Not Be Named). The upcoming title is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 E3 2011 Preview

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 E3 2011At the gaming world’s premier conference, known as E3, attendees were given a first look at the gameplay of Harry Potter Lego Years 5-7. Developers were quick to emphasis the similarities between gameplay of this new game and it’s predecessor-why change a great thing when it works so well, but also to show that they have made a small but important change to the gameplay.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Godric's Hollow

The demonstration at 2011’s E3 conference was taken from the final book/film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Harry and Hermione are searching the cemetery at Godric’s Hollow for clues to help destroy Lord Voldemort.

In the graveyard, Harry and Hermione find a clue but have to remove ice and snow from a gravestone to reveal it. This being a video game, they can’t simply use their hands :0)

As the pair approach the headstone the clue glows in a particular color. This color corresponds to the spell that will be required to unlock that clue so players know which spell to use straight away.

Small improvements like this make gameplay less frustrating and allow the story to flow more gracefully.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7

Our Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Lego Harry Potter 5-7

The thing that separates Harry Potter from a series like Star Wars (which has also been developed into a video game by Traveller’s Tales) is the emphasis on spells rather than traditional weapons.

One of the problems I have with the Lego Star Wars games is the constant need to chop down droids with lightsabers or guns. As a parent there is only so much machine gunning and slicing up of “bad guys” I can watch my kids do before I start to feel uncomfortable.

In Lego Harry Potter players mostly need to use spells to combat the bad guys or solve a problem and overall Harry Potter is a more character driven franchise than Star Wars.

The Harry Potter Lego games are wonderful to play together as a family and some of the more tricky problems can be best solved through a whole-family effort. 

Having said that the series is child-friendly, it should also be noted that the last three books in the Harry Potter series contain some fairly scary images for younger kids – so how will this translate to a computer game squarely aimed at children?

When asked about this the developers of the game were quick to reassure parents that even if the story line of the game turns a little dark, the subject matter will always feature the trademark Lego video-game humor that we have grown to associate with this series.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is available for:

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Gallery

We will update this page with more information as the game’s release gets closer but you can pre-order the Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 game now for all compatible consoles (I’m a big fan of pre-ordering – I deal with it once and then forget about it!).

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Gameplay Video

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