NEW Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 game pics released!

Thanks to a special preview of the game
by, all-new pictures from the final
Harry Potter video game in the series,
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
are now online and can be seen here.

The top left picture is of Voldemort and Harry,
probably during the movie moment in the trailer
where Voldemort asks Harry: "Why do you live?"
while holding Harry's face with one hand,
nearly covering Harry's mouth with his hand.

Second picture is of Hermione battling some
death eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts.

The third picture is of Neville Longbottom
fighting a group of death eaters,
trying to defend Hogwarts castle.

It'll be exciting to enter the all-out fight
in the final game, which looks promising.

The fourth picture shows Professor McGonagall
ready for the oncoming battle, surrounded by
the giant chess pieces from the first film.

Finally, the game's version of the burning Hogwarts castle
movie poster that we've seen online for so long, since November.
It's still cool to see the game's version of the shot, though. (see picture below.)

NEW Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows posters revealed!

These are four of the newest posters released, to advertise
for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two",
the final film in the Harry Potter movie series, which is currently
the most successful movie franchise of all time!

To the left is the first released poster,
of Harry himself, with the caption "It all ends 7.15",
referring to the film's release date of July 15th.
You can see, if you look closely toward the bottom
of the poster, sparks from some sort of fire.
 Posters for the previous film,
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One"
had sparks as well.

The second poster, to the left, features Hermione,
with a background of Hogwarts castle in utter ruin.
You can also see a lot of people in the background.
this poster also has the "It All Ends Here" caption.

Hermione appears to have a bleeding wound on her forehead.

The third poster, (again to the left,) shows Ron,
with the the room of requirement, (seen in the fifth film,)
(the room in which Harry and other students hide from
Professor Umbridge while learning defensive spells at school,
breaking the rediculus rules she created while in charge.,
on fire. This third poster also bears the "It All Ends Here"
caption, which is starting to get old real fast.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two"
enters theaters on July 15th.

And finally, you can take a look at Voldemort's poster.
(And 3...2...1..., Say cheese, Voldemort!)

EXCLUSIVE photos of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

 As I have recently returned from the
Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in
the Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida,
I have photos, taken from my trip, available only to my viewers.

To the left is downsized Gringotts bank.
The bad economy appears to have struck
the magical world too, because it seems to me
that Gringotts relocated to a slightly smaller location.

The beautiful Hogsmede village was a pleasure
to visit, although the famous Harry Potter drink,
butterbeer, was not one of the highlights of my trip.

Touring Hogwarts castle was the best part.
It was terrific. Any Harry Potter fan who appriciates
detail and loyalty would have a blast in this place.

Harry Potter music plays non-stop in the
Wizarding World. I really enjoyed it,
as I'm sure all other Harry Potter fans would too.

Check back on this blog next week for more
pictures from inside the very enjoyable
Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Enjoy the photos!
(Because Warner Bros. may soon take it down!)

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 countdown clock added!

I am happy to announce that, as of yesterday afternoon,
the Order of the Phoenix News Network can now let its viewers watch, 
as we grow closer to the worldwide release of the final Harry Potter film,
thanks to the all-new countdown clock now on our site!

It can be found below our Harry Potter book quote.
I plan on leaving it up on this blog until the film's release,
so if any of you ever want to check it out, it will be there, counting down 
the days, hours, minutes, and even seconds, left until July 15th. Enjoy!

Warner Bros announces that they have no plans to make a Harry Potter M.M.O.R.P.G.

 We found this question on the F.A.Q. page on the official
Facebook page for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

‘Will EA make a Harry Potter M.M.O.R.P.G.?’
(Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game)

"We have no plans for one at the moment, as we remain solely focused
on making  the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2’ videogame
the best action adventure experience for you."

So, sorry to all you Harry Potter fans who thought or wanted an epic
Harry Potter M.M.O.R.P.G. released in the near future.
Warner Bros. has now stated they have no interest or plans to make one.

Warner Bros releases additional Harry Potter 8 video game information!

 Thanks to the official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
video game Facebook page, fans now have some more information about the final game.
Take a look...

‘What formats is the game on?’ 
 "The game is available on Xbox 360™, PlayStation® 3, Windows PC, Wii and Nintendo DS."

‘Will the new game be coming out on PS2 or PSP?’
"With every game we make, we push the most current generation of console to its limits.
Our brand new game engine is very powerful, but in requires more power
than the PS2 or the PSP can deliver."

‘Will the new game use PlayStation Move?’
"Yes, you’ll be able to use the PlayStation Move motion controller in the new game."

‘Does the new game use Kinect for Xbox 360?’
"No, ‘Part 2’ of the Xbox 360 game hasn’t been developed for Kinect."

‘Will there be multiplayer?’
"We’ve concentrated on a single-player experience again for this game."

'Is there online play?'
"There’s no online play for the campaign, but we do have online leaderboards
for the challenge mode on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, where you can compete
against your friends or the rest of the world for the top score."

'Is there a demo?'
"We didn't build a demo for Part 2, so as to allow us to focus
our development time on creating an epic final game."

'Is the game free-roaming or linear?'
"This game offers a massive wizarding world, taking Harry through more environments
than ever before, trying to unravel various secrets, avoid capture and protect his friends.

In relating the story of the Deathly Hallows, it’s important for us to move the player
from point A to point B in order to mirror the fiction. This game is a fairly linear experience,
and we are offering a number of challenges, in addition to the campaign mode,
that will allow you to revisit the exact same environments,
but with a full spell arsenal and very different objectives."

More information on LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 now avaliable!

“In LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, we are giving gamers a truly epic
conclusion to the most successful movie franchise in history,
with delightful gameplay for fans of all ages,”
 said Tom Stone, the managing director of T&t Games.

“We have built upon the first game, and are giving fans even more
magical abilities, puzzle solving and exploration, in addition to our
distinctive brand of hilarious LEGO humor and charm.”

Even Warner Bros. seems pleased with the newly announced sequel.
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 offers both Harry Potter and LEGO fans
an immersive experience that is fun and accessible for players of all ages,”
said Samantha Ryan, the senior vice president of Development and Production
for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

I sincerely hope that this game is indeed worthy of the praise it was given,
because "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4" failed to live up to my high expectations.
Most of its levels would each take at least 30 minutes to play, and LEGO increased
the game's difficulty, and made it too much like Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" games,
where strategy is more important then building, or action, or just having fun.

LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 officially announced, due out Winter 2011!

It has now been officially confirmed that the best-selling video game,
"LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4" will soon have a sequel!

Yes, that's right, Warner Bros. has agreed to let LEGO and T&t games
produce another LEGO Harry Potter video game.

However, to ensure that no one gets spoiled as far as what happens in the final film,
Warner Bros. has made sure that the game is NOT released into stores until this Winter,
when the final film will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD.

There still isn't much information about the game, but my best guess
is that we'll get more information about the game pretty soon.

Blog updates have come, a little late, but is now here!

I've made posts, over the last month and a half,
informing blog visitors and subscribers that the 
Order of the Phoenix News Network would be making
some changes around May 9th.

Sadly, those improvements were temporarily put on hold,
due to the fact that a special episode of PhoenixCast,
our official Harry Potter fan podcast, was under the process
of being made, to celebrate the beginning of our 3rd year on blogger!

Here's the new changes...
  • Recent PhoenixCast episodes can be downloaded on this blog
  • Instructions on downloading PhoenixCast episodes are also there
  • A brand new site page, "Harry Potter web gadget gallery", has been added.
  • The most recent PhoenixCast episode, PhoenixCast #14, talks all about the blog's origins.
Look for all these changes, now on the Order of the Phoenix News Network, now!
PhoenixCast #14 can be downloaded on itunes and libsyn. 

Here's the link to the official PhoenixCast page on Libsyn:

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 game pics revealed!

To remind my blog viewers that there is still
one final official Harry Potter video game to go,
I thought this might be a good time to show
these two, somewhat new game pics,
the one on the left appearently being a picture
from one of the game's action-packed levels.

The second picture, (below), is a picture
of the Nintendo Wii version of the game.

We were among the first, (I like to believe THE first),
to announce the game's official release date of
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011.

EA games has kept quiet about this final Harry Potter game,
so for now, all we Harry Potter fans can do, is wait for it to "all end here" in July. now offering Harry Potter fans a chance to order their own customized Hogwarts acceptance letters!

Warner Bros. is now giving all Harry Potter fans
an exclusive chance to order your own,
customized Hogwarts acceptance letter,
for only $24.99, and can be purchased online
through the website.

 This offer is only available on the wbshop
website,and cannot be found anywhere else.

 As you can see below, there is a link, provided by us that will, in fact,
bring you straight into the website, and right to the product page,
where you can see additional information on this customizable Hogwarts acceptance letter.

Here is a description of the customizable official Hogwarts letter:
"...this personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter
panel is a fantastic gift for any Harry Potter fan.

This letter is a replica of the one sent to all incoming Hogwarts students,
printed with your very own name. Featuring the official Hogwarts crest,
it is available in 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" sizes, and with American or British wording.

The American wording starts with,
"We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,"

The British wording begins with,
"We are pleased to inform you that you have a place
at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."

Of course both versions are signed by Minerva McGonagall,
Deputy Headmistress at Hogwarts.

Printed on 1/4 inch thick Chromaluxe panels that don't require any framing,
these replicas are highly resistant to ultraviolet rays, scuffs, scratches, water, and fading.
The panels include an attached easel so they can stand on any desk, shelf, or night table.

To order your own official Hogwarts letter, which I highly reccomend, double-click this link:,default,pd.html?src=WFBHPAL

new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 TV spot now avaliable on this blog!

This video, as I reported in my previous news post,
was released by Warner Bros. yesterday night,
and contains some, but very few new clips.

It pretty much is just mostly clips we've all seen in the
official movie trailer that was released a little while back.
The TV spot as a whole was a little bit longer then those
that I'm used to seeing. It was about 40 seconds long in total.

All in all, it was an interesting re-combination of already-seen clips,
but if you're looking for an awesome 60 second mini-trailer,
with all brand-new movie clips from the final film,
fellow Harry Potter fans, look elsewhere.

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 TV spot released!

I can confirm that there has now been an officially released sneak peek
of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two!

It'll be released on this blog sometime tonight, since I cannot upload it right now.
(Check back on our main page at about 9:00 EST. for the TV spot,
 I'll try to have it uploaded to the blog by then for all of you to watch!)

It does contain some new clips, but it also has a lot of film clips that we Harry Potter fans
have seen in previous trailers and TV spots for the final film.

I get the feeling we'll be seeing many, maybe too many, TV spots, trailers,
and behind-the-scenes footage from this final film in the coming weeks...

The Order of the Phoenix Network celebrates its 3rd year online!

This blog has been around since May 9th, 2009,
and is still on the web now in 2011!

I am sorry I couldn't post this sooner, but with me
just coming back from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,
I haven't had much time to make this post.
Here we are, with the final film only months away,
and I look back at this blog's history.

Exactly two years ago, we were just getting ready
for the sixth Harry Potter film's release,
J.K. Rowling was on her way to publishing
"The Tales of Beedle the Bard".

Now, here we are, awaiting the end
of Harry Potter on July 15th.

 It's only when those good old days have passed by,
that I see now just how special they really were,
and just how much I took for granted.

I am proud that the Order of the Phoenix Network
is generating so many viewers and subscribers.
I never dreamed that I would attract such loyal fans.
I can only hope that those reading this post enjoyed
seeing this blog as much as I enjoyed maintaining it.
Thank you all for your support. It makes all the difference.

A review of the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" attraction in Universal Orlando!

Thankfully, after a long stretch of time, I finally was able to go visit
the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" attraction in the Universal Orlando
theme park, and have great things to say about it as a whole.

I went on one of the Harry Potter themed rides, and enjoyed it.
The food served at the Harry Potter park was a mix of U.S. and British foods.

One minor disappointment was Ollivander's wandshop.
The lines were incredibly long, and only 1 out of about 20 would get to
go through the whole "the-wand-must-choose-you" process.

For only a little over 20 acres, they sure did fit a ton of Harry Potter themed
activities. People who don't want to go on the rides can still have a ton of fun.
For instance, you can just enter Hogwarts castle without going on the ride inside,
and just explore the castle, bypassing the normal line, and see the sights!

Being inside Hogwarts castle was just amazing. I'll save a full review for our
next episode of our podcast, "PhoenixCast", but I'll just say this one last thing:
The castle tour is amazing, and can take up a good amount of time,
because of all the familiar Harry Potter locations you can see inside.

You can eat up about 20 minutes just looking around inside.
I won't say much now, (Best save that for the podcast,)
but really, for either the casual Harry Potter fan,
or the die-hard Harry Potter fan, it'll be worth it!
So, check it out for yourselves!