Chertsey, UK. - November 8, 2005 - Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are pleased to announce the Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireTM videogame released today for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy® Advance, and Windows PC. Launching in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling's fourth book, the game allows players to experience thrilling moments of the movie and master magic in cooperative play with up to two of their friends.
"The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame offers Harry PotterTM fans and gamers alike a chance to explore the adventures of the young wizard and his friends in a whole new way," said Harvey Elliott, Executive Producer at EAUK. "We worked closely with David Heyman, the film's producer, to ensure a synergy with the overall look and feel of the film. The game is cinematic and immersive, and we're looking forward to getting it into players' hands."
"The extremely rich Harry Potter world captured in both the film and the book is brought to life in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame with a completely interactive experience," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We worked closely with EA to ensure this latest edition to the Harry Potter videogame franchise is a great action adventure game, depicting the magical story for players."
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard TournamentTM and must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, enchanted maze. Players will experience all the adventures of the movie - from the QuidditchTM World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord VoldemortTM himself!
The magical world of Harry Potter comes to life with in-game characters that look like their big-screen counterparts for the first time and nearly a dozen cinematic locations that mirror those in the upcoming film. Additionally, Academy® Award-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes carries on his role of Lord Voldemort from the film by lending his voice talent and likeness to the game.
In another first for the franchise, players can join forces with friends to combine and cast spells cooperatively creating more powerful magic than ever before. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all playable characters in this action-packed game where magic is everywhere!
The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame was developed at EA's UK studio and has a UK retail price of £29.99 - £39.99. The game has a PEGI rating of 7+.
Coming soon, the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame will make its debut on the PSPTM(PlayStation®Portable) system. Gamers will engage in thrilling, exclusive mini-games via cooperative wireless gameplay.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.
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