Shipping: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Electronic Arts announced today it has shipped Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series on seven game platforms, the same day the movie sequel is released in U.K. and U.S. theatres. Debuting for the first time on next generation game consoles, players get to "Be Harry Potter" on PS2, Xbox and GameCube in addition to PC, GBA, PSOne and Game Boy Color.
DARE TO RETURN TO HOGWARTS? EA LAUNCHES HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS ON SEVEN GAME PLATFORMS Redwood City, CA – November 15, 2002 – Take the wheel of a flying car and don't be late for a second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryä! Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company, announced today it has shipped Harry Potter and Chamber of SecretsTM, J.K. Rowling's second book in the worldwide best-selling series on seven game platforms. The games will be on store shelves November 15, 2002, the same day the highly anticipated movie sequel from Warner Bros. Pictures is released in U.K. and U.S. theatres. Debuting for the first time on next generation game consoles, players get to "Be Harry Potter" on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, XboxTM video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM in addition to PC, Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation and Game Boy Color. Since the release of EA's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneTM last November, the games have sold nearly 10 million units worldwide. This holiday season, the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets videogames will transport fans from the non-magical world to an even richer, deeper interactive adventure of wizards and wonder, while representing an interactive adaptation of the book's story line. With the help of returning friends Hermione, Ron, Hagridä and Hedwigä, players attend new classes to learn second-year spells that will aid them in a quest to uncover the true identity of the "Heir of Slytherin" and protect Hogwarts from the evil force within the Chamber of Secrets. Under the supervision of EA, The KnowWonderTM studio of Seattle-based entertainment software developer Amaze EntertainmentTM developed Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets for the PC and Game Boy Color; Argonaut Games, based in London, developed the PlayStation game; Eurocom, based in Darby, England, developed the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance games and Electronic Arts developed the PlayStation 2 game. The J.K. Rowling Harry Potter books have become a publishing phenomenon with more than 174 million books in circulation worldwide.