By peoplestaff225
Updated June 07, 2007 09:43 PM
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The game comes in various flavors for each of the major game systems: Wii, Xbox®360, Playstation®3, Playstation®2, Nintendo® DS™, PC-DVD, Nintendo® Gameboy Advance™, and Playstation® Portable.

Click Continue Reading for info about the game (so as not to spoil anything for those who haven’t read this book or seen the movie yet). I have to tell you that I’m not much of a videogame player, but even I can’t wait to play this game. (Yes, me=dork.)

Game Synopsis:
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Additional features in other game versions:

PC-DVD:

  • Full PC Support- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix fully supports next generation graphics, Windows Vista, control pads and mouse. All controls are fully configurable as our graphics options. PC also includes a downloadable version from EA Link.

Nintendo® Gameboy Advance™:

  • Play Wizard Games- Compete in Exploding Snap, Gobstones andChocolate Frogs throughout Hogwarts and beat the best from each houseusing unique stylus gameplay controls. Share multiplayer games withfriends who don’t have the cartridge. Go head-to-head with a friend inmultiplayer mode, playing your Hogwarts classes and club games.
  • Flying- Experience the magic of flying: Play games of Quidditch,accompany the Order of the Phoenix from Little Whinging to GrimmauldPlace and fly the Thestrals to the Ministry of Magic.

Playstation® Portable:

  • Multiplayer Action- Connect up-to six players and compete in magical combat in Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic. Unlock multiplayer modes, locations, characters and spells as you progress through the game.