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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Announced (Plus, it's Coming to NGP)

If the dozen other LEGO games weren't enough, here comes the magic. Again.

You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.

Right, right--we all know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a no brainer. Warner Bros. and Traveller's Tales telegraphed this when the last game was called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

The wizarding world of LEGO was one of the weaker effects from Traveller's Tales, albeit far better than either iteration of LEGO Indiana Jones. Considering the series was founded with a source of magic (the Force), you'd think "real" magic would have transitioned nicely, but it seemed to make the environments overcomplicated. It's hard to enjoy interacting with what's around you when you don't know what to interact with in the first place.

Notably, the press release also promises a NGP version of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The press release doesn't make any mention of that as a codename, either. Much of Sony's PSP successor remains a secret, but it's expected the company's E3 press conference will solve many of our questions.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 arrives sometime this holiday season.

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Posted by patrickklepek
You'll look awfully shiny on NGP's screen, Harry.

Right, right--we all know that LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a no brainer. Warner Bros. and Traveller's Tales telegraphed this when the last game was called LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.

The wizarding world of LEGO was one of the weaker effects from Traveller's Tales, albeit far better than either iteration of LEGO Indiana Jones. Considering the series was founded with a source of magic (the Force), you'd think "real" magic would have transitioned nicely, but it seemed to make the environments overcomplicated. It's hard to enjoy interacting with what's around you when you don't know what to interact with in the first place.

Notably, the press release also promises a NGP version of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The press release doesn't make any mention of that as a codename, either. Much of Sony's PSP successor remains a secret, but it's expected the company's E3 press conference will solve many of our questions.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 arrives sometime this holiday season.

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Edited by smitty86

Let me know when there is a Lego Simpsons game. Then we'll talk.

Posted by EuanDewar

Sure why not, those last two were pretty good.

Posted by Yanngc33

I want more lego Batman

Posted by Yummylee

Three Lego Puzzle/Adventure games in one year? This is a record for the series no doubt. Now give me my Terminator Legos!

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Posted by zombie007

so close...

Posted by GunstarRed

The first Potter game is clearly the best Lego game so far.... less reliance on combat and tons of insane thinsg to do.

 

I'm sure this one will be awesome too.

Posted by Vexxan

Hope it'll look as good as the LEGO Pirates game.

Posted by buft

literally there Dev kit must be made out of Lego blocks at this point, turn the handle it shits a game out.

Posted by Deathpooky

Granted, the world they are based on and Lego-ifying of the cutscenes is really what makes a Lego game, but I quite enjoyed the first Lego Harry Potter as a relaxing girlfriend-friendly game.

Posted by SiN13

I found Harry Potter to be the best Lego game so far. My only one gripe with the game was the hub world was so big you could get lost easily.

Edited by NiccciN

Less glitchy than the first I hope.  Just this evening played through a second time and the 100% chievo didn't pop.  Argh!!

Posted by Danteveli

not big harry potter fan and i think i have played too many lego games in las few years.

Posted by Landon

I'm gonna wait for the inevitable years 1-7 complete package.

Posted by Cybexx

I really liked the last LEGO Harry Potter game with its emphasis on exploration and puzzles over combat. Sure it was a bit janky and the puzzles could be a bit obtuse but I had a ton of fun.

Posted by HydraHam
@Yanngc33 said:
I want more lego Batman
lego batmanbatmanbatman with commentary from batman, batman and batman
Posted by Neverpraying
@Yanngc33 said:
I want more lego Batman
Posted by AmplifiedMuffin

I'm honestly getting burned out on LEGO games, but God damn I can't pass this up!

TT does need to bring some change to the table with this one, though. A lot of the features in the first game *CoughspellwheelCough*were fine and dandy but they just didn't work well enough. And please, for the love of Dumbledore, make sure to thoroughly test the games this time! I've always had glitches in my LEGO games and it's very tiresome.

Posted by bartok

I want to see the zany Lego take on the death of Dumbledore.
Next Lego game needs to be edgier maybe base it off of the last movie trilogy I watched.  The Girl Who Played With Legos.

Posted by Microshock

The Lego games have been getting better and better. Really nice games with a lot to do. I can't say I'll be buying them though

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@Yanngc33 said:
I want more lego Batman
Not going to happen, Lego dropped the license after how violent the Dark Knight was and I believe one of their competitors now uses it.  They do have a partnership with Disney though, so sets and games based on Marvel guys are very likely to be next.
Posted by djn3811

Yes, the first one was so fun, probably the best Lego game in my opinion. I can't wait.
Posted by Xpgamer7

Why not at this point.

Edited by ProfessorEss
@Xpgamer7 said:

Why not at this point.

Haha, seriously tho. There's something about the Lego franchise. No matter how much they milk it and how slowly they innovate it you just can't really get mad at it.

It's like when Rockstar made GTA3 then everyone started making clones, except this time it's one company making the original AND all the clones - and you can't talk much shit about them cause they're just some videogame-ass videogames doin' what they do. Classic video game tropes piled high and not trying to be anything more.

I love em, but at this rate I probably won't get around to Harry Potter 5-7 until late 2012 and by then I'll be backlogged like, six or seven deep.

...still can't decide whether to go SW3 or PotC next.
Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

I enjoyed the first one, so this can only be a good thing.

Posted by ryanwho

I guess these games do something for someone so more power to them. As far as movie licence games go, this seems to be the best angle. Because you can follow the same story, and yet not. Play with preconceptions and such.

Posted by IshimuraD

They never seem to mess up the Lego games, so I guess I'll be getting this as someone's present this year.

Posted by Hizang

I still need to get the first Lego Harry Potter, man have I fallen behind with games!
Posted by SSully

Expecto Patronum!

Posted by radioactivez0r

Oh goody, opinions stated as facts in a news story.  Lego HP was not one of the weaker ones, it was awesome.  

Posted by mostafiew

Played so much LEGO games while PSN was down

Posted by skrutop
Not sure why that second paragraph was in the article. Padding?
Posted by BlatantNinja23

wait lego harry potter for the neo geo portable? hell ya ill buy that 

Posted by TooWalrus
@BlatantNinja23 said:
wait lego harry potter for the neo geo portable? hell ya ill buy that 
That's not what NGP stands for- don't be stupid.

...it's Neo Geo Pocket.
Posted by darthzew

I wasn't a huge fan of year 1-4, but this might be interesting enough to check out.

Posted by BlatantNinja23
@TooWalrus: Im disgusted in myself for screwing that up, yay me for not proof reading 

Posted by ignitionjames

Hey Harry Potter fans – are you ready for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7? My name is James, and I’m helping WB Games spread the word about a brand-new Facebook game we just launched on the official LEGO Harry Potter page called “Dueling Club”!

Starting now, aspiring wizards can create, customize, and share their very own Harry Potter-themed virtual LEGO avatar. But the fun doesn’t end there – pretty soon, you’ll be able to duel using your personalized avatar to compete for high scores, pride, and amazing prizes! Want in on all the fun? Head over to the official LEGO Harry Potter page here:

http://www.facebook.com/LEGOHarryPotterGame

Thanks for your time!