Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today confirmed that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game will be released next summer alongside the film based on J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book.
In the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince game, Potter fans will be able to fly and duel their way through the film’s plot. The Wii version will support gesture-based gameplay. The PS3, PS2 and Xbox 360 versions will be more traditional in nature.
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 wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory.
The game will also have some pseudo open-world elements, as players can get sidetracked by Ron’s romantic entanglements on their way to discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will ship for (deep breath): Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC and Mac.