Harvey Elliott on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’s magic system

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Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, as this July marks the release of the seventh and final installment in the insanely popular Harry Potter series of novels. The big screen adaptation of the fifth book, The Order of the Phoenix, is also set for a theatrical release this summer, and a tie-in action game from Electronic Arts is also in the works.

Of course, in a game based on the adventures of a wizard, magic is sure to be one of the main elements. In a recent interview with GameSpot, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix executive producer Harvey Elliot gave some insight on how the game’s new gesture-based magic system works for the different platforms.

Instead of button presses, magic will be executed by using each console’s unique controls. “If you want to use “depulso” to push an object away from you, you press the right analog stick forward on the 360 and PS2, you push the Sixaxis controller away from you on the PS3, and, of course, you flick your “wand” away from you on the Wii,” said Elliot.

Similar gestures are also used in combat situations, and Elliot said that the team behind the Order of the Phoenix video game made sure that the gestures represent the action. “To cast a knockback jinx you tap up on the analog stick, or shove them backward with the Sixaxis or Wii Remote,” said Elliot. “And each spell you find is upgraded as you discover secrets in the world.”

For the full interview, click on the “read” link below.

Via GameSpot

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Image 1

Harry Potter fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, as this July marks the release of the seventh and final installment in the insanely popular Harry Potter series of novels. The big screen adaptation of the fifth book, The Order of the Phoenix, is also set for a theatrical release this summer, and a tie-in action game from Electronic Arts is also in the works.

Of course, in a game based on the adventures of a wizard, magic is sure to be one of the main elements. In a recent interview with GameSpot, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix executive producer Harvey Elliot gave some insight on how the game’s new gesture-based magic system works for the different platforms.

Instead of button presses, magic will be executed by using each console’s unique controls. “If you want to use “depulso” to push an object away from you, you press the right analog stick forward on the 360 and PS2, you push the Sixaxis controller away from you on the PS3, and, of course, you flick your “wand” away from you on the Wii,” said Elliot.

Similar gestures are also used in combat situations, and Elliot said that the team behind the Order of the Phoenix video game made sure that the gestures represent the action. “To cast a knockback jinx you tap up on the analog stick, or shove them backward with the Sixaxis or Wii Remote,” said Elliot. “And each spell you find is upgraded as you discover secrets in the world.”

For the full interview, click on the “read” link below.

Via GameSpot

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