With Harry Potter just weeks away from joining the extensive cast of LEGO Dimensions, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have today announced that the ‘boy who lived’ will be getting another bricked release this year, The LEGO Harry Potter Collection.
To some this may not be a surprise given the recent leak that hinted at the release, but along with the official confirmation we now have details of what will be included in the collection and when it will be released. Launching on 21st October 2016 in Europe, this compilation unites the creative prowess of LEGO and the expansive world of Harry Potter, with an exciting journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, puzzle-solving, lessons, dueling and much more for players to enjoy. Gamers can experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from seven books and eight films, with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two DLC packs.
The collection is made up of both previously released LEGO Harry Potter games along with a few extras. The full details are as follows:
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is based on the first four books and films, Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 transports players through the final three books and final four films, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Character Pack DLC included on disc featuring 10 characters: Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin.
Spell Pack DLC included on disc featuring 5 spells: Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors and Tentaclifors.
Remastered collections are becoming more and more common, especially on the PlayStation 4, with Uncharted having already been release and the Bioshock Collection due out next week. Whether this shows a concerning lack of originality or it is a brilliant way to enjoy some old classics is a highly debated question among gamers, only time will tell how successful they can be.
That all said, the LEGO Harry Potter Collection is sure to delight fans of J.K. Rowling’s ever-expanding Wizarding World, especially those eagerly awaiting the upcoming film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection will be released on PlayStation 4 on October 21. No news yet on whether it will be available on other formats.