Gaming News - November 2002
Redwood City, CA (November 15, 2002) - Electronic Arts announced today it has shipped Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series on seven game platforms. The games will be on store shelves November 15, 2002, the same day the movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures is released in U.K. and U.S. theatres. Debuting for the first time on next generation game consoles, the game is available on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube, in addition to PC, GameBoy Advance, PlayStation and GameBoy Color.
Since the release of EA's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ last November, the games have sold nearly 10 million units worldwide. This holiday season, the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets videogames will transport fans from the non-magical world to an even richer, deeper interactive adventure of wizards and wonder, while representing an interactive adaptation of the book's story line. With the help of returning friends Hermione, Ron, Hagridä and Hedwigä, players attend new classes to learn second-year spells that will aid them in a quest to uncover the true identity of the "Heir of Slytherin" and protect Hogwarts from the evil force within the Chamber of Secrets.
Under the supervision of EA, The KnowWonder™ studio of Seattle-based entertainment software developer Amaze Entertainment™ developed Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets for the PC and Game Boy Color; Argonaut Games, based in London, developed the PlayStation game; Eurocom, based in Darby, England, developed the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance games and EA UK Studio developed the PlayStation 2 game.