TT Games is set to work their LEGO magic once again by the end of this year, with LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The game is set to release by this Christmas, on every game system known to man — including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Sony’s new handheld the NGP (will that be out by Christmas? did I miss a press release?), Nintendo DS, 3DS, and PC. One can only assume an iPad version will be in the offing at some point as well, since Years 1-4 was translated into an iPad game late last year.
The new game will send you to the likes of Grimmauld Place, the Ministry of Magic, Godric’s Hollow, and plenty of other locations from Harry’s search for Voldermort’s Horcruxes. Of course, the game will culminate with the final battle against the dark lord himself. TT Games is promising new magical abilities, puzzles, and tons more of the exploration that made the first game so memorable.
I still expect LEGO Toy Story to be announced any day now. It’s perfect: a successful franchise, Disney-owned, and conveniently offers enough material for a game of LEGO length since it’s a trilogy. What other Warner Bros. or Disney franchises would you like to see LEGO-ized?