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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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PlayStation 2
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PlayStation 3
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Windows
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www.software-pyramide.de:
    In Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz wird Voldemorts grausamer Einfluss sowohl in der Muggel- als auch in der Zaubererwelt immer deutlicher spürbar, und selbst Hogwarts ist kein sicherer Zufluchtsort mehr. Wie Harry vermutet, droht auch im Schloss Gefahr, aber Dumbledore ist mehr darauf bedacht, ihn auf seinen entscheidenden Kampf vorzubereiten, der nicht mehr allzu fern zu sein scheint. Gemeinsam machen sie sich daran, Voldemorts Geheimnis Stück für Stück zu entschlüsseln, und es gelingt ihnen, einen alten Freund und Kollegen Dumbledores für ihre Sache zu gewinnen: Lebemann Professor Horace Slughorn, der über zahlreiche Kontakte verfügt und vielleicht sogar ein paar wichtige Informationen verschweigt. Unterdessen haben die Schüler gegen eine ganz andere Art der Not zu kämpfen, denn im Schloss hat die Liebe Einzug gehalten, und die Hormone spielen förmlich verrückt. Harry fühlt sich immer mehr zu Ginny hingezogen, doch da ist er nicht der Einzige, denn auch Dean Thomas hat Interesse bekundet ... Lavender Brown hat sich unsterblich in Ron verliebt und verfolgt strebsam ihr Ziel, allerdings hat sie die Rechnung ohne Romilda Vane gemacht. Und dann wäre da noch Hermine, die äußerst eifersüchtig auf Rons Liebeleien reagiert, aber wild entschlossen ist, sich ihre Gefühle nicht anmerken zu lassen.

    Contributed by jaXen (20534) on Mar 11, 2012.

UK Nintendo web site:

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Head back to Hogwarts and help Harry survive his fraught sixth year in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for Wii. The magic and mystery of the famous series comes to life in your living room as you immerse yourself in another chapter of the be-spectacled wizard’s thrilling story.

    You’ll have to master the art of potion mixing, lead your Quidditch team to victory and cast powerful spells using the unique capabilities of Wii every step of the way. Whether you’re tilting the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to guide your broomstick through the air, or waving your Wii Remote like a wand to make the magic happen, you’ll soon have first hand experience of how it feels to be Harry.

    And while there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around the corridors of Hogwarts – like watching Ron’s romantic entanglements unfold - your ultimate goal of piecing together Voldemort’s past and discovering Malfoy’s many secrets ensures that you never lose sight of Harry’s higher calling.

    With brand new areas like The Burrow and Horcrux cave to explore, and the option of taking on daring night missions around Hogwarts as your fellow alumni sleep, you might need a little assistance from time to time. Thankfully, headless Nick is on hand to help you complete challenges by offering clues and tips.

    • Experience Harry’s world first hand: casting spells, playing Quidditch and mixing potions with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.


    • Embark on a journey to piece together Voldemort’s past and discover Malfoy’s secrets as the Harry Potter story draws to its conclusion.


    • Interact with all your favourite characters from J.K. Rowling’s stories. See Ron’s romantic entanglements unfold and seek out headless Nick for tips and clues.

    Contributed by piltdown_man (72621) on Oct 25, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    Summon the wizard within you. In the game of Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince™, players return to Hogwarts™ to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. 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. You may even get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements as you journey towards a dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14196) on Sep 17, 2010.

www.playstation.com:
    Summon the wizard within you.

    Relive the action of the movie in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The Videogame.

    Return to Hogwarts to help Harry survive his sixth year. Engage in exciting wizard duels, mix magical ingredients in Potions class, and take to the air as the Seeker of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. There's even the chance of being sidetracked by Ron Weasley's romantic entanglements as you journey towards a dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

    Hogwarts may never be the same again...

    • Create magical potions with Professor Slughorn using the Half-Blood Prince's Potions book


    • Join the Gryffindor Duelling Club and fight off other students to become the duelling champion


    • Perfect your Quidditch skills - can you dodge a Bludger or catch the Snitch?

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14196) on Jun 05, 2010.

Electronic Arts press release (June 30, 2009):

    EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Videogame Flies Onto Store Shelves This Week!

    GUILDFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ videogame will be available in stores across the globe this week. Available on multiple platforms, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame allows players to experience all the magic, adventure and fun 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 return to Hogwarts™ – reproduced from movie blueprints in exacting detail - to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. Players will be able to master gesture-based spell-casting as they explore the Hogwarts school grounds, from the heights of the Astronomy Tower to Professor Slughorn’s Potions classroom in the depths of the dungeons and iconic locations in between such as the Gryffindor™ common room and the Great Hall.

    For the first time players can move and cast spells simultaneously, creating intense and fast-paced wizard duels as the champions from each house line up to challenge the Boy Who Lived. Players can also chase down the Golden Snitch™ as they take to the air as the Seeker on the Gryffindor Quidditch™ team. In addition to spell-casting and flying, players can put their potion-mixing skills to the test when they learn how to mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class. Players may even get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements as they journey towards the dramatic climax and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

    “We are very excited by the fact that fans will be able to use Nintendo’s Wii Remote™ controller as their wands,” said Harvey Elliott, VP and GM Casual Studios, EA Play Label. “Casting charms and jinxes – Stupefy, Wingardium Leviosa, Accio and Petrificus Totalis among others – has never been easier or more realistic. This is definitely the most authentic translation from the movies and fiction that we have ever produced; the fans are going to love it!”

    Developed by EA Bright Light, the team behind the worldwide success of the Harry Potter library of videogames, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame shipped to retailers nationwide today for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Windows PC, Mac, and mobile devices. The Wii, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PC, and Mac versions are rated ‘E10+’ and the handheld versions are rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB.

    More information about the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince videogame is available at www.harrypotter.ea.com. Assets can be found at www.info.ea.com.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112012) on May 18, 2010.

Electronic Arts press release (June 23, 2009):

    New Making of Trailer, Character Images, and Screenshots from EA's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game

    EA will provide the ultimate immersive experience for Harry Potter fans when they play the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game, available in the US on June 30, 2009.

    Many of the film’s actors provided their voices for the game, and the development team at EA had access to photos and body scans of all the characters, so every raised eyebrow and fluttering cloak is accurately portrayed in the game. Plus, for the first time in a Harry Potter video game, it’s possible to read the emotion in characters’ faces as they talk, thanks to the advanced facial animation system used during development. Click here to download images illustrating the film photographs of the real-life actors versus the game renders.

    The Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince video game is also your chance to explore Hogwarts like never before. For the first time ever, you’re free to explore every inch of the castle and its grounds, and look at it from every angle. The EA development team worked with directly with the movie designers, sharing blueprints and ideas, to recreate a magical environment, full of moving staircases, disappearing rooms, and secret entrances. And Harry’s ghostly friend, Nearly Headless Nick, is always only a button press away, ready to guide you to your next destination.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112012) on May 18, 2010.

Electronic Arts press release (May 14, 2009):

    EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Confirm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Release Date

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ 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 Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Windows PC, Macintosh and mobile devices.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112012) on May 18, 2010.

Electronic Arts press release (September 08, 2008):

    EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Confirm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game to Ship With Film in Summer 09

    LONDON, UK – September 8, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ video game will be released globally Summer 2009, alongside the Warner Bros. Pictures’ film based on JK Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book.

    “We’re excited about the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game in development and its high level of authenticity and playability,” said Robert Nashak, Vice President EA Casual Studios. “We are creating an immersive game experience that Potter fans around the world will really enjoy playing as they fly and duel their way through the story of the film. The game will feature new Wii gestures and increased gameplay capabilities across all of the platforms.”

    “The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince game will be an excellent interactive extension of the film and all of the new action that comes with it,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “EA is creating the Harry Potter video games that fans will love, and this game will deliver new gameplay elements and the magic players are looking forward to.

    “We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with EA in collaborating on the videogames for all of the Harry Potter films,” said Harry Potter film Producer David Heyman. “The visual look of the game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is incredibly authentic to the film and will provide a truly compelling experience for everyone who plays.”

    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’s Bright Light Studio, 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 Summer 2009 for the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Windows PC, Macintosh and mobile devices.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112012) on May 18, 2010.