Potter and friends come together for the video game.
Even though I am not usually a fan of video games
based off popular children's movies, the upcoming Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire video game is bound to have
a lot of sales with its broom-riding and magic-throwing mayhem.
Goblet of Fire the Video Game
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Video
Game will be coming out for just about every gaming console [including
computer] some time between November 8th and the 15th. Considering that
the movie is due out to theatres on November 18th, I am figuring that EA
Games and Warner Bros figured that Potter fever would be at its highest
and what a better time to release a game then just before the film.
In the Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire videogame, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment,
Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth contestant in the dangerous
Triwizard Tournament . Each competitor in the international competition
must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths
of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous
maze. Players can experience the thrills of the movie-from the Quidditch
World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself!
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all playable characters, modeled after their big-screen counterparts. An all-new spell-casting system allows players to really feel the magic for the first time as the controller shakes and reacts with every flick of the wand. Gamers can team up with friends in co-operative play to combine magic and produce more powerful spells than ever before!
All the Magic of the Movie - The magical world of Harry Potter comes to life with characters modeled after their big-screen counterparts, cinematic environments, captivating gameplay, and a compelling interactive experience.
Bigger, Better Magic - Players explore the game's all-new spell-casting system, unleashing powerful spells to become a master of magic; feel the controller shake with every flick of the wand!
Co-operative Play - In another first for the franchise, players can join forces with friends to navigate the world of Harry Potter, combining powers and casting spells co-operatively to create more powerful magic.
Compelling Rewards System - Players can use "Accio" to chase down and capture dynamic living beans, as well as increase the power of Harry, Ron, and Hermione with Collector's and Creature Cards.
EA Games was also kind enough to send over some
gameplay screenshots from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which
feature the kids blasting away with magic [below].
Potter completing the second task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
Potter later told them that the plant had it coming.
'Swish and flick.'
If these Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
gameplay stills aren't enough for you, head on over to GameSpot
to check out four different sets of gameplay footage.