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Weasley Twins Not Included in "Half-Blood Prince" Video Game

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Posted by: sue
February 11, 2009, 08:44 AM

The characters of Fred and George Weasley are apparently not included in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. In a new interview, actors James and Oliver Phelps say they were not asked to record their voices as the characters they portray in the Harry Potter films are not included in the new game from EA. Quotage:

James: Our characters aren't in the game really as much because they're not at school and that's primarily where all the game is based. So unfortunately we weren't asked this one. But as we said earlier, it was cool that EA still said come and see how it's coming along and what you think. And they showed us how even the characters have got individual hair, the detail is amazing in it.
Oliver: And in the house it showed like different levels in the water, and how, progressing throughout the day and night, how the light changes on the water. Details like this - one or two guys, that's their job to make sure that that's perfect. You take that for granted when you're playing the game, but when you go around seeing all the individual jobs you really appreciate it.

You can read the entire interview with the Phelps here courtesy of Snitchseeker.

Thanks Emma!

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48 Comments

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Oh that’s too bad… understandable, but bad nonetheless.
It’s funny how they use the twins for marketing the game, but don’t use them IN the game…

Posted by L. P. Dantas on February 11, 2009, 08:58 AM report to moderator
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Awww… But I guess it is necessary. :(

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on February 11, 2009, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

Aww no. I love the twins! Oh well, I guess I understand. Wow, they still got to see it though. I just want to play it. After I’ve seen HBP of course. Why do we have to wait soooo long?

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on February 11, 2009, 09:23 AM report to moderator
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Awww…they won’t even be in the Weasley’s store in Diagon Alley?! :(

Posted by wizardinventor on February 11, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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Awww…they won’t even be in the Weasley’s store in Diagon Alley?! :(

Posted by wizardinventor on February 11, 2009, 09:35 AM report to moderator
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Okay, I think they could have been creative enough to find a way for the twins to still be in the game. I am going to miss them.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on February 11, 2009, 09:53 AM report to moderator
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that sux. hopefully the game is good tho :)

Posted by potterfan2121 on February 11, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
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Well, it makes sense. I mean, hopefully, this game is a lot like the last one, but better. By that, I mean, still keeping Hogwarts as the main area. I’m totally fine with them not visiting Diagon Alley. I’d rather them spend time making Hogwarts even more open worldier. Besides, we did get to (briefly) play as Fred and George in the previous game, which was very awesome.

Also, the twin’s descriptions of what they saw them working on is getting me very excited!

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on February 11, 2009, 10:08 AM report to moderator
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53 Points

Is the game going to be that much like the movie?
If it was going to be as vaguely similar as the last one, the twins could’ve been fit in there.
Besides, who’s going to leave the hidden packages around Hogwarts, Neville?… Dobby?
They should’ve been in the beginning to tip Harry off about packages they hid around school in their last year. Then again, it would only be cool if it gave you extra gear like in GTA rather than behind the scenes clips like with OotP.

I hope this one’s good, we haven’t had a decent HP game since Azkaban. The last one was okay but just a bit hollow and too short; and as I typed before, the in-game rewards were useless… in the game at least.

Posted by Leif Longbottom on February 11, 2009, 10:13 AM report to moderator
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1591 Points

It just won’t be as fun without Gred and Forge!

Posted by bookmonster79 on February 11, 2009, 10:16 AM report to moderator
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I was hoping that a part of the game would take place att the store..

Posted by Amanda979 on February 11, 2009, 10:23 AM report to moderator
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I’m getting a Wii just for this.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on February 11, 2009, 10:29 AM report to moderator
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awwwwww no WWW? why ever not? ah well if it is at school….hahah this game will be so sick to play.

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on February 11, 2009, 11:03 AM report to moderator
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That’s too bad. They played such a big part in the OotP game. I get it though… It would probably only be one scene. But I noticed James said “as much”, does that mean they’re in it, but not enough to have the actors erecord the voices. The game wouldn’t be the same without at least an apperance!

Posted by katem4 on February 11, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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ive always wondered if ur allowed to escape the hogwarts grounds. like, instead of going from the common rool to DADA, could you just keep walking and go all the way to hogsmead or something? of coures u would get loads of points taken off, but just curious

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on February 11, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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