Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – WII – Preview 2

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Based on the soon-to-be-released
film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the latest Harry Potter title
from EA Games to launch on the Nintendo Wii. Like the film, Harry Potter and the
Half-Blood Prince follows Harry through his sixth year at Hogwarts. The game
will allow fans to play through a variety of minigames, as well as explore the
entirety of the Hogwarts grounds. With gameplay features ranging from Quidditch
matches to duels and potion making, Harry’s latest should have something for
every level of Harry Potter fan.

At this year’s E3, EA had the Wii
build of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on display for fans to get their
hands on. A variety of the game’s mini games where available to play, including
Quidditch, magic duels, and potion making. The potion making mode felt very
similar to games like Cooking Mama, where you have a set amount of time to
utilize the Wii remote to mix ingredients and stir them all together. This
minigame was pretty fun and should appeal to Wii fans looking to try out their
inner apothecary.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Wii screenshots

The Duel mode was also pretty fun.
By moving the Wii remote around, you’ll cast a variety of spells back and forth
between your opponents in order to defeat them. You could do things like hoist
them upside down, throw fireballs, and many other attacks with a waggle of the
Wii remote and nunchuck.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince allows players to explore the full grounds of Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry, meeting characters from the films, and searching for
secrets throughout. The game’s developers drew from the blueprints used by the
filmmakers, ensuring that the game’s representation is accurate and immersive.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince is looking to be a title that fans of the characters and movies should
enjoy, and one that gives you a feeling of what it’s like to be at Hogwarts.

 


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