In the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame, releasing in conjunction with the next movie, Harry Potter? and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger return to Hogwarts? School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As teenagers back for their third year of study, they are engaged in the mystery surrounding Sirius Black , who has recently escaped from the infamous wizard prison Azkaban.
For the first time, companion gameplay will allow gamers to play as Harry, Ron and Hermione, utilizing each character’s unique attributes and spells to solve team-based tasks and progress through the game. The three friends will need to combine their strengths and master a variety of fantastic new spells as they battle to overcome Harry’s most terrifying opponents yet: the Dementors?, the dreaded guards of Azkaban prison.
From the opening scene on the Hogwarts Express to the climatic closing finale on the shore of the great lake at Hogwarts, the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame immerses the player in the fictional world of Harry Potter with captivating gameplay and stunning environments and graphics that beautifully bring to life the magical world familiar to anyone who has seen the films.
Players will encounter a host of new characters and creatures, engage in a variety of sub-quests, fly on a Hippogriff, explore previously unseen areas of Hogwarts with the mysterious Marauder’s Map and take on their friends in multiple two-player challenges, including Dueling Club, Broomstick Racing and Flying Seahorse fishing, as they take part in the most exciting and challenging Harry Potter videogame adventure yet.
Play as Harry, Ron and Hermione – Change between characters at any time to unlock the secrets of Hogwarts.
Face the Dementors – Can you overcome the dreaded Azkaban guards?
Fly Buckbeak – Fly the Hippogriff around the towers of Hogwarts and use his immense strength to help you in your adventure.
Two-player Mini-Games – Including Flying Seahorse fishing and Dueling Club.
All New Spells – Freeze creatures, control flame-breathing dragons and conjure a Patronus.
Unlock the Marauder’s Map – Console players can use this tool to explore more of Hogwarts than ever before.
Fantastic EyeToy After School Activities – Play with up to four players with six different games to choose from:
o Players are sorted into Hogwarts Houses and compete in all the mini-games before facing the final quick-fire round.
o Chocolate Frogs: Sneak up on Chocolate Frogs – move too quickly and they’ll leap away.
o Seeker Practice: Seeker skills are improved by attempts to grab the Golden Snitch .
o Gobstones: Try and get as many Gob stones in the gobzone.
o Exploding Snap: A popular pursuit of Hogwarts pupils, Exploding Snap requires players to match their cards with the snap card to create explosions and increase their score. Chaining correct guesses together produces even more fireworks!
Connectivity – Connect to the Nintendo GameCube to the Game Boy Advance to look after and race your own owl with the Owl Care Kit.
The PC version lets players enjoy a whole new set of Wizard Cards including the Beings and Beast cards.
The GBA version features all-new mini-games, including Buckbeak’s Hippogriff Glide and the Riddikulus Boggart Challenge.
Note: Source:Electronic Arts