NEWS - Monday, July 7, 2003
New Harry Potter Title AnnouncedFor the first time ever, Harry Potter fans will be able to experience the magic of Harrys first year at Hogwarts with next generation graphics and updated gameplay in the Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone game from Electronic Arts. Under the supervision of EAs UK Studio, Warthog plc is developing the title for the PlayStation2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube systems. The game is scheduled for release in the fall of 2003 under the EA GAMES brand. Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience in Hogwarts year one. Making the most of Warthogs proprietary TUSK technology, the locations in and around Hogwarts and Diagon Alley are displayed in spectacular 3D graphics. Players take the role of Harry Potter as he arrives for his first year at Hogwarts and embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery of the Philosophers Stone. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone allows players to explore a variety of multi-layered 3D environments. You can check out the first oh.. 100 screenshots of the game in the Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone game profile. Most of these are PC screenshots but represent gameplay. Enjoy!