Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games Launch LEGO® Harry Potter™: Years 5-7
Two Beloved Brands Come Together in an Epic, Magical Adventure for Players of All Ages
BURBANK, Calif. -- November 11, 2011 -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are transporting fans through the final books and films about the Boy Who Lived with LEGO® Harry Potter: Years 5-7, in stores today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii™ system, Games for Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ hand-held system, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The game takes fans and gamers on a journey to the epic finale of the LEGO Harry Potter video game series.
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.
Developed by TT Games, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii for the suggested retail price of $49.99, and available on Nintendo 3DS for the suggested retail price of $39.99. The game is also available for Windows PC, Nintendo DS and the PSP system for the suggested retail price of $29.99. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older by the ESRB.
For more information about the game please visit: http://harrypotter.lego.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legoharrypottergame.
About TT Games
TT Games (www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit games LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame, LEGO® Indiana Jones™: The Original Adventures and BIONICLE® Heroes. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller's Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group (www.LEGO.com) is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit www.LEGO.com
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.