In a new interview from EA Games on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game we learn that the actors from the movie were facial scanned to ensure the game characters reflect the correct age of the movie characters. We also find out that the game has movie authenticity and how dark the game will be in relation to the movie and book. You can also see a new screenshot from the game here.
IGN: Does the game at all explore Harry's boyhood crushes?
Harvey Elliott: Oh yes, we had fun recreating the turmoil of teenage relationships. Whenever Cho and Harry meet in the game, they fumble around for the right words, and most times Harry just fails to say the right thing and ends up feeling a bit stupid. And in the background, Ron is totally oblivious to the whole romance, occasionally making it worse for Harry by criticizing Cho for her sudden support of the Tornados Quidditch team just because they're playing well -- although at one point he does ask Hermione if she's noticed Harry acting a bit strangely around Cho. The script is really strong. And, of course, we feature the famous first kiss.
The game will be released a week before the movie and will be available on the following platforms: PSP, GBA, Nintendo DS, PS2, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and the Nintendo Wii.
On a side note, will we be able to show you something exciting in reference to the video game next week, stay tuned.