Potter Game Delayed September 9, 2008 Harry Potter Video Game Release Pushed Back Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Electronic Arts have confirmed that the new ‘Harry Potter’ game will ship in summer 2009 to coincide with the film’s new release. The movie version was to hit screens this November but has been pushed back to next summer, which has prompted the new release date for the game tie-in. Speaking about the game, EA Casual Studios vice president Robert Nashak said: “We’re excited about the ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ video game in development and its high level of authenticity and playability.” “We are creating an immersive game experience that Potter fans around the world will really enjoy playing as they fly and duel their way through the story of the film. The game will feature new Wii gestures and increased gameplay capabilities across all of the platforms.” The firm’s Bright Lights studio is developing the title after overseeing all previous Harry Potter games including the most recent ‘Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix’. In related news, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won her long-running battle with a fan who planned to publish an unauthorised guide to her wizard franchise. Rowling began legal proceedings against writer Steve Vander Ark and publisher Rdr Books last year after learning of their plans to release The Harry Potter Lexicon. A New York district court Judge Robert Patterson ruled in Rowling’s favour and banned the encyclopedia-style project’s release. Patterson told the court that Rdr “failed to establish an affirmative defence of fair use”.