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Platform: Nintendo DS

Rating: 3.2 / 5.0 (20 votes)

Released: 2009-06-30

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by Electronic Arts

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Brand: Electronic Arts Category: Action Platform: Nintendo DS ESRB: Everyone


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Description

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 Voldemort's defenses 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.

Features

  • Warm up for the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup by leading training sessions and practice your skills as Keeper, Chaser and Seeker.
  • Collect magical rewards including: 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 by throwing stink pellets and using spells to stop them in their tracks.
  • Share the adventure by challenging your friends to fun wizard games like Gobstones, Exploding Snap and Wizard Skittles; and swapping Quidditch player cards.

Editorial Review

Based on the 2009 summer movie blockbuster of the same name, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince transports fans both old and new to the beloved and action-filled video game universe of Harry Potter. In this most recent adventure players return to the famous Hogwarts school for wizards, as well as other surrounding parts of the wizarding world, to help Harry survive a difficult and danger filled sixth year.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Pince' the Video Game logo
Harry wielding a wand in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' the Video Game
Wand-based spells & pranks.
Potion mixing in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' the Video Game
Mix it up in Potion Class.
Harry exploring Hogswart with friends in 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' the Video Game
Explore Hogswart's mysteries.

The Story
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the Video Game, 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 Voldemort’s defenses 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, but equally unavoidable 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 the one for her, only she hadn't counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates. And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealously, but determined not to show her feelings. Yet as romance blossoms throughout Hogwarts, 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.

Gameplay
Like earlier video game releases in the Harry Potter franchise, the action in Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince the Video Game revolves around the exploration of Hogwarts and the action that results from what you uncover. The game features a variety of play modes and unique features. During their adventures, players will 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.

Key Features

  • 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 by throwing stink pellets and using spells to stop them in their tracks.
  • Share the adventure by challenging your friends to fun wizard games like Gobstones, Exploding Snap and Wizard Skittles.
  • Warm up for the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup by leading training sessions and practice your skills as Keeper, Chaser and Seeker.
  • When you get stuck, call on Nearly Headless Nick for clues and tips to help you complete your challenges.
  • Swap famous Quidditch player cards with friends.

More Details

Publisher: Electronic Arts Category: Action Binding: Video Game Language: English

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