For the first time ever, Harry Potter fans will be able to experience the magic of Harry's first year at Hogwarts with next generation graphics and updated gameplay in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone game from Electronic Arts. Under the supervision of EA's UK Studio, Warthog plc is developing the title for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube systems. The game is scheduled for release in the fall of 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.
Continuing the successful game design style first used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the graphics and gameplay for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone are updated for next-generation consoles for an even richer experience in Hogwarts year one. Making the most of Warthog's proprietary TUSK technology, the locations in and around Hogwarts and Diagon Alley are displayed in spectacular 3D graphics.
Players take the role of Harry Potter as he arrives for his first year at Hogwarts and embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone allows players to explore a variety of multi-layered 3D environments.