LEGO Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts

Warner Bros. Interactive
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is now available for 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, and Xbox 360.


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From Warner Bros. Interactive:

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is the follow up to the top-selling LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and continues the saga of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, in a spell-binding adventure that takes them outside of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the very first time to all new locations such as Grimmauld Place, Godric's Hollow and the Ministry of Magic. This time, players will adventure through the stories of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to experience Harry's last years at Hogwarts and battle Lord Voldemort in the ultimate fight between good and evil.

"LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 gives fans of all ages a light-hearted, humorous and interactive way of experiencing the final chapters of the Harry Potter books and films," said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. "We are pleased to have had the opportunity to build a magical LEGO adventure inspired by such beloved characters and environments."

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 encourages learning and using new charms and spells, mastering advanced dueling skills, solving new puzzles and exploring new locations. Players can experience new game mechanics such as the Weasley Boxes which provide assistance and special abilities only available to gamers playing as members of the Weasley Family. Also new to LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 are Spectre Specs which allow gamers to see and build with invisible LEGO bricks to create new and fun LEGO objects. Fans of all ages and skill levels can rummage through Hermione's Bag and use Ron's Deluminator as they play through 24 story events and return to Hogwarts to attend 16 different lessons.

The game features easy drop-in and drop-out cooperative gameplay with a dynamic split screen, giving kids, parents and friends hours of enjoyment together. Fans can immerse themselves in their favorite environments and unlock more than 150 characters, including Fenrir Greyback, Bellatrix Lestrange and Professor Horace Slughorn, all while enjoying the humor and creative story-telling that are the hallmarks of LEGO videogames.

Players who own the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will be able to purchase a Downloadable Character Pack on Dec. 13. The downloadable content will include a magical mix of 10 special LEGO Harry Potter minifigures and will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points and PlayStation Network for $2.99.


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