EA and Warner Bros. have announced the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split in two, just like the film.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 will be released in the U.S. fall (our Spring) to coincide with the highly anticipated film's release. It'll be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PC, and mobile.
With all the action taking place outside of Hogwarts for the first time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 represents a shift in tone for the Harry Potter games. On the run with a horde of merciless enemies on their tail, players will find themselves in unknown territory, far from the safety of the school grounds, fighting for survival at every turn.
"The final Harry Potter adventure has given us the opportunity to make a darker and more action-oriented game than we have before," says Jonathan Bunney, VP, Head of Production at EA Bright Light. "We believe we are creating a Harry Potter game that the HD console gaming generation will appreciate and enjoy. We have built new technology specifically to allow us to prove that magic is a truly potent force and, in this game, players will need to use all their skills if they want to survive."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will be released on all major platforms in 2011.