LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7


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Lego Harry Potter gets PlayStation 4 remaster

Lego Harry Potter gets PlayStation 4 remaster

Both games, plus extras. Accio!

Warner Bros. will re-release both Lego Harry Potter games on one disc, remastered for PlayStation 4 on 21st October.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Years 5-7 cover the complete Harry Potter series of books and films, from Philosopher's Stone through to the end of Deathly Hallows.

You get a sprinkling of new content too via a character pack and spell pack. New characters include all four Hogwarts founders, Peeves the poltergeist, plus fresh looks for Harry, Luna, Ron and Hermione. Also Professor Lockhart in a straightjacket.

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Lego Harry Potter Collection leaked for PS4

Brazilian ratings board reveals Harry's Hogwarts hijinks all in one place.

Harry Potter's Hogwarts adventures have been adapted into Lego games twice before and if a Brazilian ratings board listing is any indication, we could get a single anthology encapsulating Harry and the gang's academic career.

Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 Review

It's all in the wand. This tool of mystical power may be threaded with a phoenix feather in J. K. Rowling's ubiquitous mythology, but here, in the latest of Traveller's Tales' similarly successful mash-ups, its core is pure brick.

Create and destroy. These twin, conflicting concepts have fired Lego's success for over 60 years: the joy of building a plastic house only to knock it down again; the wonder of being able to rebuild a spaceship as a handgun or a robot as a kitten. The wand presses this same power into our palms.

A purplish glow hovers around clumps of bricks on screen as you point. Squeeze the button and the bricks hover and swirl before assembling themselves into a meaningful shape: a bridge, a staircase, a statue. Meanwhile, another button unsheathes the wand, not as a the tool of a creator, but as the weapon of a destructive god, firing magical bullets that disassemble those same objects into a dozen pieces, spitting out coins to collect.

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 announced

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 announced

Due Q4 2011, including for NGP.

Warner Bros. has announced expected Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 follow-up Years 5-7. It launches sometime during 2011's fourth quarter - from October to December.

The game covers the latter portion of the boy wizard saga - chunky yawn-fest Order of the Phoenix, tissues-at-the-ready Dumbledore-killing Half-Blood Prince and the final battle-filled Deathly Hallows.

It's out for every console under the sun - Nintendo 3DS, DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii - and, interestingly, the Next Generation Portable. Sony is yet to set a firm release date for its new handheld, though this confirms what we knew already - it will be out sometime before the end of the year.

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