Harry Potter back again in late 2008

Sixth time lucky.

Electronic Arts has unsurprisingly revealed plans to accompany the upcoming Harry Potter film with a game.

This time it's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, otherwise known as the sixth or penultimate book in the series.

The story follows Harry and pals as they try to find out who the Half-Blood Prince - the author of a rather good potions book - is. Along the way there are plenty of duels to be done, conspiracies to look into, love triangles to untangle and robes and wizard hats to put on. Oh, and a Quidditch cup to win.

"We believe that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game represents a milestone in the movie tie-in genre," said Harvey Elliott, head of developer EA Bright Light.

"Building on the technological advancements of previous games in the series and with a particular focus on the unique control system of Nintendo's Wii, the team here is working closely with the film-makers to create an immersive interactive experience that captures the story, the action, the excitement and, above all, the fun of the film."

It will be interesting to see if the new quality-focused EA can manage better than a 5/10 this time around.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be out on Mac, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii and DS later this year.

Pop over to our Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince gallery for the first shot.

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