EA announces HBP video game in development

UPDATE: PocketGamer.co.uk received a sneak peak at the Nintendo DS version of the game and their review is here!

Electronic Arts, makers of every Potter video game to date, has announced that production of Half-Blood Prince is underway. The release will coincide with the release of the film, and EA is thrilled about this next installment:

“We believe that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game represents a milestone in the movie tie-in genre,” said Harvey Elliott, Head of EA Bright Light studio in the UK where the Harry Potter franchise has its home. “Building on the technological advancements of previous games in the series and with a particular focus on the unique control system of Nintendo’s WiiTM, the team here is working closely with the filmmakers to create an immersive interactive experience that captures the story, the action, the excitement and, above all, the fun of the film.”

The game is scheduled to be released on Wii, PS2, PS3, PC, MAC, X360, DS, and mobile devices. Thanks to Jamie for the tip, and we'll update you with more information in the coming months! For more information on the other Potter video games, click here.