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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (PSP)

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    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.

    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.

    • Explore Harry’s world in your own time, and choose how you want to play the story of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    • Warm up for the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup by leading training sessions, and practice your skills as Keeper, Chaser and Seeker
    • Are you brave enough to duel with Death Eaters and battle the Inferi in the Horcrux cave?

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on May 22, 2010.

NDS press release (May 2009):

    HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Fact Sheet

    In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldermort's defences' and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

    Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's choclates! And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
    • Enter a world of magic: Explore Harry's world in your own time, and choose how you want to play the story of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™.

    • Collect magical rewards: mix potions, discover hidden items, defeat bullies and play mini-games.

    • Master powerful spells by using your stylus as your wand.

    • Play pranks on your enemies: Throw Stink Pellets and use spells to stop them in their tracks.

    • Share the adventure: Challenge your friends to fun Wizard games like Gobstones, Exploding Snap and Wizard Skittles.

    • Warm up for the Hogwarts™ Quidditch™ Cup: Lead training sessions and practice your skills as Keeper, Chaser and Seeker.

    • Swap famous Quidditch™ player cards with friends.

    • Uncover the truth with Dumbeldore to piece together Voldemort's past and discover Malfoy's secrets.

    • Defeat the Dark Forces: Are you brave enough to duel with Death Eaters and battle the Inferi in the Horcrux cave?

    Contributed by Sciere (248484) on Jul 13, 2009.

PSP press release (May 2009):

    HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Fact Sheet

    In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldermort's defences' and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

    Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane's choclates! And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
    • Enter a world of magic: Explore Harry's world in your own time, and choose how you want to play the story of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™.

    • Collect magical rewards: mix potions, discover hidden items, defeat bullies and play mini-games.

    • Play pranks on your enemies: Throw Stink Pellets and use spells to stop them in their tracks.

    • Fun Wizard games like Gobstones, Exploding Snap and Wizard Skittles.

    • Warm up for the Hogwarts™ Quidditch™ Cup: Lead training sessions and practice your skills as Keeper, Chaser and Seeker.

    • Swap famous Quidditch™ player cards with friends.

    • Uncover the truth with Dumbeldore to piece together Voldemort's past and discover Malfoy's secrets.

    • Defeat the Dark Forces: Are you brave enough to duel with Death Eaters and battle the Inferi in the Horcrux cave?

    Contributed by Sciere (248484) on Jul 13, 2009.