Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that they will be bringing the Lego Harry Potter Collection to PlayStation 4 next month. The compilation, which brings together Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 -4 and Lego Harry Potter: Years 5 -7, will launch on October 18.
Released across two parts in 2010 and 2011, the Lego Harry Potter series retells J.K. Rowling’s iconic tale in a new way. The trademark humor found in TT Games’ Lego titles meshed with the world of Harry and friends in a way that delighted both critics and fans. Both games were released to solid reviews, with both scoring in the high 70s on Metacritic.
The Lego Harry Potter Collection remasters both releases for current-gen consoles, although the set is only coming to the PlayStation 4, for now anyways. The games will sport enhanced graphics, with specific attention being paid to improving the lighting. No footage has been released so far, but we can give you a look at the box art for the set in the meantime.
Besides including the two full games, the compilation also includes the Character and Spell Packs, that were previously released as DLC for Years 5 – 7. The Character Pack includes a few new faces, as well as alternate attire for characters such as Hermione and Ron, while the Spell Pack adds five new unique abilities to your repertoire. The complete item listing for each pack can be found below:
- Godric Gryffindor
- Harry (Yule Ball)
- Helga Hufflepuff
- Lockhart (Straightjacket)
- Luna (Lion Head)
- Hermione (Pink Dress)
- Ron Weasley (Ghoul)
- Rowena Ravenclaw
- Salazar Slytherin
- Cantis – Makes You Sing
- Densaugeo – Makes Your Teeth Grow
- Ducklifors – Turns You Into A Duck
- Melofors – Turns Your Head Into A Pumpkin
- Tentaclifors – Turns Your Head Into A Tentacle
If you’re wondering why Warner Bros. is choosing now to re-release the Lego Harry Potter games, than you haven’t really been paying attention to pop culture recently. The next chapter in the HPCU (Harry Potter Cinematic Universe), Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, is scheduled to hit theaters on November 18. While these games don’t cover the events of that film, the series will most likely see a new wave of interest over the coming months.
Tell us, will you be picking up the Lego Harry Potter Collection when it appears next month? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments section below.