In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about the teenager’s recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts’ venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort’s return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defence7 Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves “Dumbledore’s Army,” Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.
Use the Nintendo DS Stylus to put a wand in your hand and truly cast spells using spell gestures. Use the Stylus to find and recruit the members of Dumbledore’s Army, and explore the Hogwarts from the movie and discover its magical secrets. Talk to the portraits, complete their missions and gain passwords for shortcuts around Hogwarts. The player can interact with everything they come across, gain discovery points and unlock secrets in the Book of Rewards.
Go to Hogwarts classes to earn O.W.L. grades and write your final exams: Herbology, Defence8 Against the Dark Arts, Charms, History of Magic, Transfiguration, Divination, Astrology and Potions. Feed and pet Hippogriffs and Thestrals in the Care of Magical Creatures mini-game using the stylus.
Compete in Exploding Snap, Gobstones and Chocolate Frogs games throughout Hogwarts and challenge the best from each house using unique stylus gameplay controls. Share multiplayer games with friends who don’t have the cartridge. Go head-to-head with a friend in multiplayer mode to play through Hogwarts classes and clubs games.
Experience the magic of flying: Play games of Quidditch, accompany the Order of the Phoenix from Little Whinging to Grimmauld Place and fly the Thestrals to the Ministry of Magic.
Play the key moments from the movie, from the Dementor attack in Little Whinging to the ferocious battles at the Ministry of Magic. Experience the most authentic-to-the-movie game experience in Harry Potter videogame history: the castle is built from the same blueprints used to build the movie sets; actual movie assets were referenced to create a more authentic feel; many of the movie’s actors have been head scanned; and the key Harry Potter music theme can be heard in this videogame.
Play as Sirius Black to protect Harry as you confront Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy in the Ministry of Magic. Play as Dumbledore in his momentous final confrontation with Voldemort.