Warner Home Video to Release DVD Game Harry Potter: Wizarding World

Get ready to return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Harry Potter: Wizarding World™, the second DVD game from the popular franchise. Based on the second three Harry Potter films – Harry Potter: Wizarding World™, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ – the DVD game enables fans to extend the movie experience with activities that include escaping Death Eaters at the Quidditch World Cup, learning defensive magic in Dumbledore’s Army, potion-mixing in Advanced Potions class and much more. Harry Potter: Wizarding World™ hits stores on December 1, 2009 for $24.98 SRP. Order due date is October 27, 2009.

Beginning with the events of Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts, all you need to play Harry Potter: Wizarding World™ is a DVD player, remote control and then play alone or with up to three other people – each of whom can choose their own skill level. To win, players must be the first to complete the activities and the Year End Challenge for all three years at Hogwarts including the Pensieve Bonus Activity Challenge at the end of the game. From the Quidditch World Cup in Year 4, to an encounter with Grawp in Year 5, to Apparition tests in Year 6 – you’ve got your work cut out for you!

“The Harry Potter franchise continues to be a tremendous success and longtime fans can’t seem to get enough of the stories, characters and mythology,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Kids and Partner Brand Marketing. “Harry Potter: Wizarding World™ is an exciting way to further the Harry Potter movie magic with new action-packed content and we are confident the DVD Game will entertain the whole family.”

Harry Potter: Wizarding World™ DVD Game Details

Year 4
• Quidditch World Cup Escape: Players navigate through a maze of tents and people to make it safely back to the Weasley tent.
• Dumbledore’s Office: Players must look carefully around Dumbledore’s office to locate items that appear on-screen.
• Marauder’s Map: Players make their way from one end of the map to the other, while avoiding teachers and other obstacles.
• Year End Challenge – Dragon Chase: Players navigate the dragon up and around Hogwarts castle spires and through narrow bridges, to get back and protect the golden egg.

Year 5
• Grawp’s Gotcha: Players must find and ring Hermione’s handlebar bell to distract Grawp and be released from his grasp. Those who are not careful might get tossed into the forest.
• Extendable Ear: By lowering one of Fred and George’s Extendable Ears down a stairwell, players have to determine which of a group of characters can be heard talking.
• Dumbledore’s Army: After watching Harry teach Dumbledore’s Army members how to cast combat spells, players practice what they have learned by casting spells on a Death Eater dummy.
• Ministry Of Magic: To gain entrance to the Ministry of Magic, players have to solve the puzzle within the phone booth that acts as the visitors’ entrance.
• Year End Challenge – Falling Prophesies: Players must make their way to the Hall of Prophesies exit while avoiding falling prophecies and Death Eaters.

Year 6
• Advanced Potions: Using the Half-Blood Prince’s book, players must remember the proper sequence of ingredients in order to successfully brew their potions.
• Room Of Requirement: Players have four chances to find a hidden object somewhere inside the very crowded Room of Requirement.
• Harry Potter Chronology: Before the clock chimes, players have to place film scenes in the proper chronological order.
• Year End Challenge – Apparition Tests: To pass this test, players must choose the right moment to Apparate into the ring on the floor.

Final Round
• The Pensieve: A concentration game where players must carefully select a specific memory from the many memories swirling in the Pensieve.

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