GamesRadar - Updateshttp://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix/news/rss/enWed, 04 Jul 2007 13:00:56 -0700Phoenix riseshttp://www.gamesradar.com/phoenix-rises/We sat down for a chat with Justin Manning, Associate Producer for The Order of the Phoenix from EAs UK studio to find out all the latest gossip surrounding the darkest Harry Potter novel so Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:51:31 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/phoenix-rises/Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - hands-onhttp://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-hands-on-10/When we first learned how the Wii remote worked, our geeky minds immediately cooked up two wonderful, wish fulfilling uses for it. The first, of course, was a light saber. But while we're still waiting anxiously on that one, our second idea became a reality last night. A magic wand. Yes, while Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is coming out this summer on almost every platform imaginable, only the Wii version gives you the opportunity to physically cast spells just like the characters Thu, 10 May 2007 19:01:28 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-hands-on-10/Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - hands-onhttp://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-hands-on/Playing Rockstars Bully made us realize how fun games set in school can be. And also made us wonder why EA has never made free-roaming, school-based Harry Potter games - obviously substituting the cricket bat weapons for magic wands and the bike-stealing with flying brooms. Surely nothing would be better than getting to explore the vast Hogwarts, go to Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons and unleash “Petrificus Totalus” on Professor Snape. Well, youre about to find out, because Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:31:58 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenix-hands-on/New Harry Potter screens materializehttp://www.gamesradar.com/new-harry-potter-screens-materialize/ Want to see what Harry Potter looks like in next-gen? We've just received the first gameplay images for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which you can see for yourself by clicking here or heading to the Images tab above. Visually, EA seems to be treating its most famous franchise very well. The graphics in these five shots are surprisingly impressive for what could have been (mistakenly) relegated to kiddie fare. The characters appear lifelike and the environments appear accurate... Wed, 18 Apr 2007 20:48:03 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/new-harry-potter-screens-materialize/EA magics up new Potter trailerhttp://www.gamesradar.com/ea-magics-up-new-potter-trailer/Calling all Potter fans - EA has released new in-game footage from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the publisher's latest title starring the boy wizard that's set to release alongside the movie this summer. The movie runs for around 90 seconds and can be seen at the bottom of our page. Make sure to see new screens of Potter's adventure here. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame is being brought to consoles, handhelds and the PC and relives the fifth-installment Thu, 26 Apr 2007 14:37:40 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/ea-magics-up-new-potter-trailer/New details on Potter's motion-controlled spellcastinghttp://www.gamesradar.com/new-details-on-potters-motion-controlled-spellcasting-10/EA's recreation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will boast a new gesture-based spellcasting system that lets you perform magic with motions on PS3 and Wii. While the 360 version will remain stuck with conventional analog sticks, the PS3 and Wii versions will be more interesting. Executive producer, Harvey Elliott, explained to GameSpot: "Instead of pressing buttons to fire off specific spells, we use each console's unique controls. "So if you want to use 'depulso' to push an Thu, 03 May 2007 15:40:37 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/new-details-on-potters-motion-controlled-spellcasting-10/New Harry Potter website launched - with screenshttp://www.gamesradar.com/new-harry-potter-website-launched-with-screens/EA has launched a fancy new website for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The website should be enough to please any Potter fanatic as it's littered with screenshots (some of which you can see right here), trailers and other things for you muggles to do while you wait for the final book. The videogame is being brought to console, handheld and PC and relives the fifth-installment of the book. Check out the official website here and look out for the review soon. We've got high hopes Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:47:33 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/new-harry-potter-website-launched-with-screens/Is this Harry Potter in drag?http://www.gamesradar.com/is-this-harry-potter-in-drag/"What? What's that? Is that Harry Potter in drag?" These were the exact words bellowed across the GamesRadar office, as one of our number trundled through Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on PlayStation 3. And, on close examination, it would appear to be true. Just peek at this image below. On the right is Harry Potter, and on the left is, well, Harry Potter with pigtails. It's supposed to be Myrtle, the ghostly inhabitant of one of the girl's lavs at Hogwarts, played in the films by Wed, 27 Jun 2007 11:29:58 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/is-this-harry-potter-in-drag/"Re-creating Hogwarts was a huge challenge"http://www.gamesradar.com/re-creating-hogwarts-was-a-huge-challenge/Wednesday 4 July 2007 In a recent podcast the Creative Director of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Matt Birch, has revealed that creating Harrys famous school was a huge challenge for the development team. Also included in the six minute chat are comments from the cast talking about how impressed they were with the visuals of the game. And Matt is even kind enough to offer some helpful hints and tips for those of you who are having a little trouble finding your way around. The Wed, 04 Jul 2007 13:00:56 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/re-creating-hogwarts-was-a-huge-challenge/Exclusive video tour of Harry Potter's Hogwartshttp://www.gamesradar.com/exclusive-video-tour-of-harry-potters-hogwarts/Harrys back for his fifth year at the school of witchcraft and wizardry in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is available in stores now (read our review). To celebrate, we have taken Harry and his friends around Hogwarts to show off the main locations of these magical hallways. We visit the Great Hall, Hagrids Hut and the Gryffindor Common Room, among other instantly recognizable locations. After the tour, grab your wand and transport yourself to the next page to see Harry Fri, 29 Jun 2007 18:29:50 -0700http://www.gamesradar.com/exclusive-video-tour-of-harry-potters-hogwarts/