First Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows game will have action focus

The next game in the Harry Potter video game franchise will see a major change from the adventure titles released over the last decade

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The upcoming two-film finale to the Harry Potter saga will have two video game adaptations, and to represent the change in tone for the movies, the video game versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will feature more action and a darker tone.

With the magician hero taking the fight against Voldemort's evil army outside the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, the next game in the Harry Potter video game franchise will see a major change from the adventure titles released over the last decade. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 -- which will release alongside the film this fall for the Nintendo DS, mobile phones, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 -- will be "a darker and more action-oriented game" than previous Potter projects, according to Jonathan Bunney, the vice-president of developer EA Bright Lights.

Deadly Hallows definitely features a grittier look, and the cover-based gameplay indicated in the imagery has had the GamePro office quickly dub this game "Gears of Hogwarts." What do you think of Potter's new action focus?

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags games

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Dave Rudden

Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?