In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldermort’s defences’ and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.
Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
* Compete as GryffindorTM for the HogwartsTM QuidditchTM Cup: Take on HufflepuffTM, RavenclawTM and SlytherinTM in the most exciting wizarding sport.
* Perfect your QuidditchTM skills: Can you dodge a Bludger or catch the Snitch?
* Take part in thrilling wizard duels. Battle against Death Eaters in HogwartsTM, Inferi in the Horcrux cave and much more.
* Join the GryffindorTM Duelling Club. Perfect your duelling skills before you take on the other houses. Will you become the Duelling Club champion?
* Create magical potions with Professor Slughorn – using the Half-Blood Prince’s Potions book.
* Explore HogwartsTM at night: Take on night-time missions while the castle sleeps.
* Stuck? Call on Nearly Headless NickTM for clues and tips to help you complete your challenges.
* Relive the action of the movie…from the HogwartsTM Express to the dramatic revelation of the Half-Blood Prince.
* See more of the wizarding world: Explore new magical places like The Burrow, and the Horcrux cave.
* Uncover the truth: Travel with Dumbledore to piece together Voldermort’s past, and sneak around HogwartsTM to discover Malfoy’s secrets.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince appears to be a one of those games that really is just supposed to be an accompaniment to the upcoming film, more or less another revenue stream with let’s just say interesting gameplay and let’s than stellar graphics. I suppose that it is what it is and for the demograpic they are targeting it should more than suffice. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits shelves this summer.