Harry Potter Works Magic on Seven Game Platforms15 Nov, 2002 By: Hive News
Electronic Arts shipped its Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets game on seven platforms and all were expected to be on store shelves today to coincide with the opening of the movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures.
Available for the first time on next-generation game consoles, the game lets players be Harry Potter on Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube in addition to PC, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation and Game Boy Color.
EA's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone game has sold nearly 10 million units worldwide since its release last November.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, players an interactive adventure of wizards with returning friends Hermione, Ron, Hagrid and Hedwig. Players attend new classes to learn second-year spells that will aid them in a quest to uncover the true identity of the "Heir of Slytherin" and protect Hogwarts from the evil force within the Chamber of Secrets.
Under EA's supervision, The KnowWonder studio of Seattle-based entertainment software developer Amaze Entertainment developed the game for the PC and Game Boy Color; Argonaut Games, based in London, developed the PlayStation game; Eurocom, based in Darby, England, developed the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance games and Electronic Arts developed the PlayStation 2 game.