EA and Warner Bros. Announce Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


EA AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE THE

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

VIDEOGAME



Join Forces With Friends To Win the Treacherous Triwizard Tournament On
Console, Handhelds, and PC

Chertsey,
UK. – April 12, 2005 – Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment are pleased to announce the

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

videogame, scheduled for a November 2005 release in conjunction with the Warner
Bros. Pictures film based on J.K. Rowling’s fourth book. In the game, players
experience the thrilling moments of the movie and put their magic to the
ultimate test in co-operative play with up to two friends.

Harry
Potter and the Goblet of Fire
is
the fifth Harry Potter videogame we have created, and we are incredibly excited
with the fresh innovations that the team has brought to the game,” said Harvey
Elliott, Executive Producer at EAUK. “With high anticipation for the film and
our strong relationship with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we have
been able to develop a game that complements the film in this exciting addition
to the Harry Potter franchise.”

“Working with EA,
we look forward to offering players a highly developed Harry Potter game with

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
,”
said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President for Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment. “The game will possess the extremely creative aspects of the
Harry Potter world captured in both the film and the book, giving fans a
complete interactive experience.”

In
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
,
Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous
Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must
confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the
Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.
Players will

experience all the thrills of the movie – from the Quidditch

World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort

himself!

Harry, Ron, and
Hermione are all playable characters, modeled after their big-screen
counterparts. In this game, an all-new spell-casting system allows players to
feel the magic for the first time as the controller shakes and reacts with every
flick of the wand. Players can also team up with friends in co-operative play to
combine their magic and produce more powerful spells than ever before!

Under development
by EA’s UK Studio, the team behind the worldwide success of the Harry Potter
library of games,
Harry Potter and
the Goblet of Fire
is scheduled for release for
the PlayStation
®2
computer entertainment system, PSP handheld entertainment system, Xbox
®
video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS,

Game Boy
®
Advance,
and Windows PC.

This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

About
Electronic Arts
 

Electronic Arts
Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the
world’s leading interactive entertainment software company.  Founded in 1982,
the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide
for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet.  Electronic Arts
markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA GAMES™ and EA
SPORTS BIG™.  In fiscal 2004, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion and had 27
titles that sold more than one million copies.  EA’s homepage and online game
site is


www.ea.com
.

About Warner
Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a
premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based
gaming and wireless applications.

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Electronic Arts,
EA, EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, and EA SPORTS BIG are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S
.
and/or other countries
.
PlayStation
is a registered trademark and PSP is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. Microsoft and Xbox are either trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries and are used under
license from Microsoft. Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS are
trademarks of Nintendo.


HARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights JKR.