Chertsey, UK. - November 15, 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 PSPTM handheld entertainment system. The videogame is also now is stores for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy AdvanceTM, 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.
"Gamers will be able to master magic anywhere in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame for the PSP," said Rob O'Farrell, Executive Producer at EAUK. "The PSP version gives players so many options and ways to experience the game, from short burst mini-games to play with friends to a rich and magical adventure that will keep gamers enthralled for hours."
"Now the extremely rich Harry PotterTM 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 portable interactive experience on the PSP," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We worked closely with EA to ensure the Harry Potter videogame on PSP is a great action adventure game, depicting the magical story for players wherever they are."
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. 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. The game features a variety of unlockable mini-games exclusive to the PSP system as well as over a dozen creature cards enabling players to enhance their magical powers. Via wireless connectivity, players can challenge up to three of their friends to play against them. Multiplayer games can be accessed through game sharing where gamers can test their magical skills against other players. 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 for the PSP was developed at EA's UK studio. The PSP, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance versions are rated "7+" by PEGI along with the currently available console and PC platforms.
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.ea.com. 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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