Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter Set for a Late June Release
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EA and Warner Bros today announced that Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince will be available in stores worldwide from June 30th ... unless you're in the UK that is, and then July 3rd is your date.

"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."

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince is out on June 30th worldwide, except for in the UK where you'll be seeing it July 3rd.


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Comment #1 by DocWan
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:04:13 AM
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The previous one was a real decent game, so looking forward to test this one

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Comment #2 by lordskorrkeeper
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:07:48 AM
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Comment #3 by Admiral Axtell
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:09:28 AM
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Im real excited for the movie but im iffy on trying a HP game...

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Comment #4 by Astrex
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:10:45 AM
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cool might have to check out the previous game before this one

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Comment #5 by Aussiegore
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:11:19 AM
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Cant wait for the movie but the game....they have been getting better over time.

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Comment #6 by Nozza XBA
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:12:08 AM
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this is one for the kids or achievement lovers

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Comment #7 by jatista4
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:19:59 AM
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about time cant wait to c the fit emma watson lol o and get 1000g :)

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Comment #8 by STUKER
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:34:06 AM
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Why later in the UK? That sucks AND blows!!!

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Comment #9 by nicksan
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:39:49 AM
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i love achievements.

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Comment #10 by Oultranator0731
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:44:35 AM
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OMG! the book was written in the UK, the films are filmed in the UK but the UK gets it last out of everyone??

I did like the last one but thought it was too short, i want exploring like the first 3 and the system like the 5th one.
For the last one could they at least try with the achievemenets?

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Comment #11 by xTHSx Rascal
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:54:58 AM
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Oh no now i will cry myself to sleep i cant play until 3rd noooooooooooooooooooo!

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Comment #12 by Lord Gothic
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 08:56:35 AM
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@ #8 & #10
Thats becuase you don have the same age rating system as the rest of europe.

This game migth be fun to play. i hope it does'nt glitch achievements like the other harry potter game did.

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Comment #13 by Dead by Don
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:08:13 AM
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@6 bah I had a lot of fun with the last game and I didn't even finish the 1000. Calling it for kids only is pretty silly since 90% of all video games are for "kids"

If it's the same system as the last game, I'll be picking it up on day 1 and waving my scrawny in game arms like a mad man once again. I'm lucky to never have read any of the books so everything in the game is new LoL!

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Comment #14 by Mephisto22
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:23:18 AM
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This has actually been one of the more decent "movie game" series, even though they should probably be called "book games". Definitely looking forward to trying this one out too.

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Comment #15 by Barry619
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:27:11 AM
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@13 "Calling it for kids only is pretty silly since 90% of all video games are for "kids" "

I'm going to sound like a pedantic dick here, but for a project i did last week i actually looked into the ESRB game ratings, so i might aswell point this out while i remember the numbers! The 360 is the most adult orientated console ever, 18% of games on it are rated mature, and a huge 76% are recommended for 10+ only, so for the 360, saying 90% of games are for kids is totally wrong, it's actually only 24% that any age "should" play.

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Comment #16 by CriscoDisco878
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:30:37 AM
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i actually really enjoyed order of the phoenix. and from what i see the harry potter games get better every year. so lets hope this is a good one.

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Comment #17 by hallucinated
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:33:13 AM
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I think we Brits are used to getting practically everything later, that's nothing new.
I'll give it a whirl, kinda enjoyed the last one

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Comment #18 by Mana Fiend
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:41:08 AM
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I'm a huge HP fan, and OotP was my first 1000g, not to mention a damn decent tie-in. Think this one's to be a definately rental, at the very least :)
Just, please, no Gobstones... Chess I could just about endure.

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Comment #19 by Owen'd
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:21:36 AM
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"and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince."

We already know who it is.

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Comment #20 by BenIsJammin138
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:23:53 AM
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Why The Anger Over It Being Released Over Here In England A Few Days Later?
Not The Fucking End Of The World Is It Lol

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Comment #21 by eXtreme 1138
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:36:52 AM
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@19 I don't lol.

Harry Potter is shit.

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Comment #22 by wh1tel1ght
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:32:39 AM
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Good to know that I'm not the only one that enjoyed order of the phoenix. But I only managed to get 750/1000. Tryin to fix the entire school was a pain in the ass. I will definately gamefly this one.

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Comment #23 by Oultranator0731
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:50:56 AM
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@#12 What are you on about? It's not gonna be any different is it? its gonna be a 3+ or whatever.

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Comment #24 by WhiteRhinos
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:18:05 PM
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still trying complete the last hp game but it was fun....i'll probably check this out.

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Comment #25 by Bonorly
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:24:21 PM
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For kids?!?!?? Now you'll be saying Viva Pinata is for kids... :'(

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Comment #26 by Sonnenberg
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:55:07 PM
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wat loser plays this

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Comment #27 by cheevoc88
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 01:41:23 PM
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@12 we still have the PEGI rating system, but yes, some games are rated by the BBFC... but surely, a Harry Potter game wont need to be rated by the BBFC. 12+ at most surely?
Back to the game, these games have been getting better so hopefully the trend will continue

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Comment #28 by jesse477
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 01:47:51 PM
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Well I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd so I will be getting this the day it comes out, I got all 1000 on OotP and I will on this one too. Now while people are wondering why the UK gets it later when its a UK made book, and filmed in the UK, the movie and games are made by American directors so I think thats why we get it first, I must say that it sucks for people in the UK.....they deserve to get it at the same time.

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Comment #29 by Grummy
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 03:30:50 PM
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#3 Really, if you haven't yet tried one, pick up Order of the Pheonix. It was the first one I tried and I thought it was excellent.

I'll definitely be picking this up at some point.

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Comment #30 by YouStayClassy
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 04:03:38 PM
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Or fans of the series perhaps? I know Order Of The Phoenix was FAR from perfect, but damn if I didn't have pure fun just being able to explore and roam around that perfect recreation of Hogworts.

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Comment #31 by kizwiz
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 04:21:45 PM
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@26 I will...Alot of games made in UK have later release date than US..Banjo Kazooie, Fable.. ect.
The age Rating is 12+ so it would be silly to call it a kids game...

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Comment #32 by Pax Psychosis
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 05:18:43 PM
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Comment #33 by Freshmaker
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 09:05:10 PM
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KILL HARRY POTTER, it's already played out, there is no reason to make anymore games, already making Lego now which I despise

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Comment #34 by 357 magnum
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 05:04:55 AM
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o jeaze

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