MUMBAI: Electronic Arts Inc. and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced a partnership to extend the Harry Potter universe onto mobile phones. This summer, mobile consumers will be able to download the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mobile game and personalization content, including ringtones, voicetones and wallpapers based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film.
The mobile content offering, published by EA Mobile, will appeal to Harry Potter fans everywhere who will be able to experience the magical world of Hogwarts on the go. In the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mobile game, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizard community is in denial about the resurgence of evil Lord Voldemort. He finds himself meeting in secret with a small group of students who name themselves DumbledoreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Army. Harry has to teach them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re thrilled to deliver Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for mobile. Our teams worked diligently to create a visually rich, immersive mobile game that is faithful to the Harry Potter universe. We believe our consumers will love taking the Potter experience with them wherever they go,Ã¢â‚¬Â said EA Mobile vice president worldwide studios Travis Boatman.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are excited to work with EA Mobile to give fans worldwide a truly compelling and robust suite of mobile content. In addition to being able to access wallpapers, tones and other personalization content, fans of Harry Potter will have the chance to play in the magical world of Hogwarts whenever Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and wherever Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they want,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Warner Bros. Digital Distribution vice president of sales development Maria Seidman. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for mobile is developed at EA MobileÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s UK Studio. The mobile game and personalization content will be available for purchase and play from major wireless carrier operators in Europe from 15 June and in North America from June 26 onwards.