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POSTED BY bolson ON May 14, 2009

EA and WB Interactive Confirm Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince Release Date

"EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceTM video game will be in stores across the world from June 30, 2009, just ahead of the Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on J.K. Rowling's sixth book in the Harry Potter series.

In the game of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, players will return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. They will also have a chance to engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements as they journey towards a dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

Developed by EA Bright Light in Guildford, England - the team behind the worldwide success of the Harry Potter library of games including the most recent game released in the summer of 2007, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is scheduled for release in North America on June 30, 2009 for the WiiTM, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DSTM, Windows PC, Macintosh and mobile devices.